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MICHAEL S. KNOLL Professor of Law and Real Estate joined Penn Law and the Wharton School from the University of Southern California Law School in 2000. He teaches courses in corporate finance and taxation in the Law School, the Wharton School and the Wharton Executive Program. He is also an affiliate of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School and the editor of Forensic Economic Abstracts, an electronic journal published by the Social Science Research Network. Professor Knoll obtained his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. He also earned a Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Chicago. Professor Knoll joined the USC faculty in 1990 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to full Professor in 1995. He was a Visiting Professor of Law at Penn for the Academic Year 1998-1999. More recently, he visited the University of Virginia Law School and Georgetown University Law Center. He was a John M. Olin Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University School of Law, 1996-1997 and a Visiting Scholar at New York University Law School, 1996-1997. He clerked for the Honorable Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 9 th Circuit, from January to August 1986, when he was appointed legal advisor to the Vice Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission. He has published extensively in the fields of corporate finance, taxation, economics and real estate finance.
Tax Planning: Effective Marginal Tax Rules and the Structure of the Income Tax, Tax Law Review, (Forthcoming 2001)

Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, and Finance Theory (co-author Peter H. Huang), 74 South California Law Review 175 (2000).

Of Fruits and Trees: The Relationship Between Income and Wealth Taxes, 53 Tax Law 587 (2000)

SETH F. KREIMER Professor of Law delivered “Technologies of Protest: Insurgent Social Movements and the First Amendment in the Era of the Internet” at the 20 th Annual Edward V. Sparer Conference on Social Movements and Law Reform at Penn Law School in March. The article will appear in a forthcoming issue of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Over the course of the last year he has delivered a series of presentations on the constitutional law of the contested presidential election. These included two ad hoc symposia at the Law School, a presentation to a reunion of Penn Law’s international alumni in April and on a panel hosted by the National Constitution Center. He presented “Looking for Loopholes: The Supreme Court’s Assault on Federal Power and Civil Rights Enforcement” at a CLE seminar sponsored by the Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar in June. Kreimer served as co-counsel with the Womens’ Law Project and the Center for Reproductive Law and Policy in Ferguson v. City of Charleston 121 S. Ct. 1281 (2001), which reversed the Fourth Circuit, and held a decision by a municipal hospital, in consultation with local police, to subject pregnant women to involuntary drug tests and to forward positive results to prosecutors, violated the Fourth Amendment. At the request of the Women’s Law Project, Kreimer authored an amicus brief for In Adoption of RBF and RCF (67 MDa99 Pa. Super 2000) in which a three-judge panel of the Superior Court, by a vote of 2-1 rejected the claims of a lesbian couple who sought to jointly adopt the biological children of one of the partners. The Superior Court granted rehearing en banc before which he argued the case in June. The panel majority ruled against his argument in November In Re RBF 762 A.2d 739 (Pa. Super 2000); the Pennsylvania Supreme Court accepted an appeal of the case. Kreimer continues to serve as co-counsel with the ACLU in Unity 2000 v. City of Philadelphia (E.D.Pa. 2000), challenging the city’s denial of parade permits pursuant to an “omnibus special events permit” which reserved all public venues in the city of Philadelphia for the use of the Republican National Convention. The city settled the case by granting the requested permits.
Lines in the Sand: The Importance of Boundaries in American Federalism University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Forthcoming 2001)

Technologies of Protest; Insurgent Social Movements and the First Amendment in the Era of the Internet University of Pennsylvania Law Review (Forthcoming 2001)

Federalism and Freedom 574 Annals of American Academy of Political and Social Sciences 66 (2001)

 
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