kristin hickman (McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, McKnight University Distinguished Professor, and Harlan Albert Rogers Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School) has accepted to side offer from the University of Texas School of Law as of January 2024:
Professor Kristin E. Hickman is a leading authority in the fields of tax administration, administrative law, and statutory interpretation. Her articles on these topics have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, Virginia Law Review, Cornell Law Reviewand Duke’s Law Journal, among other publications. She co-authored The Administrative Law Treatise on Federal Administrative Law with Richard J. Pierce, Jr. Her scholarly work has been cited multiple times in United States Supreme Court opinions and also regularly in lower court judicial opinions and court summaries.
In 2018-19, Professor Hickman served as Special Adviser to the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in Washington, DC. She currently serves as one of the forty public members and chair of the judicial review committee of the United States Administrative Conference. . She has served as a member of the Governing Councils of the American Bar Association Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section and the Minnesota State Bar Association Administrative Law Section. She is a member of the American College of Tax Counsel.
Professor Hickman joined the Law School in 2004. She held the Julius E. Davis Professorship of Law at the Law School in 2010-11, was the Donald C. Alexander Visiting Professor of Tax Law at Harvard Law School for the 2012-13 academic year and also taught at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2003-04. She was a Vance Opperman Research Fellow for the summer of 2020 and the Stanley V. Kinyon Professor of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year.
Professor Hickman received her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in accounting and a minor in history from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After practicing for several years as a certified public accountant, she earned her JD degree, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she received the Raoul Berger Award and the Lowden-Wigmore Award. After law school, Professor Hickman worked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and practiced law as an associate in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, concentrating on corporate and international tax matters and transactions.