Daniel J. Hemel

Visiting Professor of Law
(spring term)

J.D., Yale Law School, 2012
M.Phil., University of Oxford, 2009
A.B., Harvard College, 2007

Courses Taught
  • Basic Income Lab
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Nonprofits
Daniel J. Hemel

Daniel J. Hemel is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of Law at New York University School of Law. He was previously Professor of Law and Ronald H. Coase Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School, and he has taught as a visiting professor at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools. An expert on tax law, he has testified before Congress and the California State Assembly on tax topics, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the National Tax Association. He has published dozens of articles on tax, intellectual property, administrative law, and other subjects in law reviews and economics journals, including the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, Columbia Law Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and National Tax Journal. His academic work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, multiple federal courts of appeals, the Delaware Chancery Court, and the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. A frequent contributor to The Washington Post and Slate, his op-eds also have appeared in the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic.

Hemel earned an A.B. summa cum laude from Harvard College, an M.Phil with distinction from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, he clerked for Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Judge Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan of the United States Supreme Court, and served as visiting counsel at the Joint Committee on Taxation.