Lily Kahng Visiting Professor (Spring term)
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Contact Information

Cornell Law School
202 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-8536
Fax: (607) 255-7193

Professional Biography

Lily Kahng is a Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law. Her visit marks a return to Cornell Law School, where she was an Associate Professor from 1993 to 1998, and a Visiting Professor of Law in 2004 and 2013. Professor Kahng teaches federal income taxation, corporate taxation, partnership taxation, estate and gift taxation, and tax policy. Her research interests include taxation of women and families, tax administration, comparative tax, and critical tax theory. Professor Kahng has served in the U.S. Treasury Department Office of Tax Policy, worked as a vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Salomon Brothers, and practiced tax law at the New York City law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett. She began her teaching career at New York University School of Law, where she also earned a masters in taxation. She holds an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.


A.B. Princeton University, 1980
J.D. Columbia University, 1984
LL.M. (taxation) New York University, 1991