LL.M., University of Florida College of Law
J.D., Columbia Law School
A.B., Harvard College
Clinical & Experiential Education
Ted Afield, a 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.
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 & Foster) 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.
He holds 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, where he was a member of the Harvard Varsity Fencing Team and a tenor in the Harvard University Choir.