Philip Pro Lectureship in Legal History with Ajay K. Mehrotra


Thursday, February 23, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm


BSL Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility (151)

Ajay K. Mehrotra, Executive Director and Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation


February 23, 2017

6:00 PM

Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility, UNLV Boyd School of Law

Light Reception to Follow



Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929

Between the end of Reconstruction and the onset of the Great Depression, the intellectual, legal, and administrative foundations of the modern fiscal state first took shape.  This lecture will discuss how and why this new fiscal polity came to be.


About Ajay K. Mehrotra

Ajay K. Mehrotra is the Executive Director and a Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, a Chicago-based, non-profit research institute that focuses on the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes.  He is also a Professor of Law at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.  His scholarship and teaching focus on legal history and tax law.  More generally, his research explores law and political economy in historical and comparative perspective, with a particular focus on tax law and policy.


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