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W. Edward “Ted” Afield

Mark and Evelyn Trammell Professor, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, and Director of Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic    

LL.M., University of Florida College of Law
J.D., Columbia Law School
A.B., Harvard College


Federal Taxation


W. Edward “Ted’ Afield, an associate clinical professor of law and the Mark and Evelyn Trammell Professor and Director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, specializes in the field of federal taxation. He joined the faculty after serving as associate professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at Ave Maria School of Law in Florida.
Prior to entering the academy, Afield practiced law in Tampa, Florida, with the firms Fowler White Boggs Banker PA (now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC) and Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride (now Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & Koche) and clerked for Judge Charles R. Wilson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Afield’s publications and research and publications focus on tax compliance and professional regulation as well as on exploring the intersection of tax law with religion both as a normative compliance issue and as an issue impacting the political participation of tax-exempt religious organizations. In addition, he has conducted policy research into both state and federal tax issues that impact educational policy, as well as more practice focused doctrinal research into tax procedure for the practicing bar and, in particular, for the community of low-income taxpayer clinics. His articles have appeared in a variety of journals such as the Florida Tax Review, Nevada Law Journal, Catholic University Law Review and South Carolina Law Review.

He has a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an articles editor on the Columbia Business Law Review an LL.M. (taxation) from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and an A.B. in history, cum laude, from Harvard College.

Publications: Afield’s Scholarship

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