The Philip Pro Lecture with Ajay Mehrotra


Feb. 23, 2017, 6pm to 8pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Thomas and Mack Moot Courtroom


Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929

Between the end of Reconstruction and the onset of the Great Depression, the intellectual, legal, and administrative foundations of the modern fiscal state first took shape.  This lecture will discuss how and why this new fiscal polity came to be. 

About Ajay K. Mehrotra

Ajay K. Mehrotra is the executive director and a research professor at the American Bar Foundation, a Chicago-based, non-profit research institute that focuses on the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law, legal institutions, and legal processes. He is also a professor of law at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. His scholarship and teaching focus on legal history and tax law. More generally, his research explores law and political economy in historical and comparative perspective, with a particular focus on tax law and policy.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.  

To attend, please register.

Contact Information

The UNLV Boyd Law School
Nakia Jackson-Hale

External Sponsor

The UNLV Boyd Law School