Paul Caron is one of the leading entrepreneurial tax scholars in the country. Since joining the UC faculty in 1990, he has written numerous books and law review articles, and is active in a variety of scholarly projects.
Dean Caron's most recent books include Tax Stories (Foundation Press, 2d ed. 2009) and Federal Wealth Transfer Taxation: Cases and Materials (Foundation Press, 6th ed. 2009) (with Paul McDaniel & Jim Repetti).
His most recent law review articles concern the estate tax, law school rankings and the impact of new technologies on legal scholarship and teaching: The Estate Tax Non-Gap: Why Repeal a "Voluntary" Tax?, 20 Stan. L. & Pol'y Rev. 153 (2009) (with Jim Repetti); Are Scholars Better Bloggers? Bloggership: How Blogs Are Transforming Legal Scholarship, 84 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1025 (2006); The Long Tail of Legal Scholarship, 116 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 38 (2006); Dead Poets and Academic Progenitors: The Next Generation of Law School Rankings, 81 Ind. L.J. 1 (2006) (with Rafael Gely); Ranking Law Schools: Using SSRN to Measure Scholarly Performance, 81 Ind. L.J. 83 (2006) (with Bernard S. Black); What Law Schools Can Learn From Billy Beane and the Oakland Athletics, 82 Tex. L. Rev. 1483 (2004) (with Rafael Gely); and Taking Back the Law School Classroom: Using Technology to Foster Active Student Learning, 54 J. Legal Educ. 551 (2004) (with Rafael Gely).
Dean Caron organized the first scholarly conferences on law school rankings and legal blogging: Bloggership: How Blogs Are Transforming Legal Scholarship, Harvard Law School (April 28, 2006); and The Next Generation of Law School Rankings, Indiana University School of Law (April 15, 2005).
Dean Caron serves as Series Editor for Foundation Press in developing a Law Stories Series of books patterned after his Tax Stories book. In addition, he serves as Series Editor for LexisNexis in developing a Graduate Tax Series of books designed for use in law school tax LL.M. programs. Dean Caron is editor of three electronic journals of Tax Law Abstracts published by the Legal Scholarship Network of the Social Science Research Network: International & Comparative Tax, Practitioner Series, and Tax Law & Policy.
Dean Caron is the Publisher and Editor of TaxProf Blog, the most popular tax blog on the Internet. He is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Law Professor Blogs Network of more than 50 blogs edited by law professors around the country in other areas of law. Dean Caron provides two other online resources to tax professors: TaxProf Email Discussion Group and TaxProf Exam Bank. He is the publisher of Leiter's Law School Rankings, the major alternative to the U.S. News & World Report Law School Rankings.
Dean Caron has served as a visiting professor at the University of Florida College of Law, Florida State University College of Law, University of San Diego School of Law, and New York University/IRS Office of Chief Counsel Continuing Professional Education Program.
Dean Caron has received numerous awards for his scholarship and teaching, including the Faculty Achievement Award (1997), Goldman Prize for Teaching Excellence (2003), and Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award (2005). He served as the inaugural Associate Dean for Faculty Research (1999-2001) and the inaugural Director of Faculty Projects (2001-2007), and is now the inaugural Associate Dean of Faculty.