Paul L. Caron (LLM’88) Named Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the School of Law

A Class of 1988 alum of the Graduate Tax Program, Caron will begin his responsibilities as dean on June 1, 2017.

Paul Caron (LLM in Taxation '88)
Paul Caron (LLM in Taxation '88)

Paul L. Caron (LLM in Taxation '88) has been named the Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the Pepperdine School of Law. Caron, currently associate dean for research and faculty development and professor of law, will formally begin his responsibilities as dean on June 1, 2017.

A widely respected expert in tax law, Caron has written over 50 books and scholarly articles and is the publisher and editor of Tax Prof Blog, the most popular tax blog on the Internet. He is also the owner and publisher of the Law Professor Blogs Network of more than 50 blogs in other areas of law edited by law professors around the country. He was named the third most influential person in legal education by the National Jurist in 2016 and has been listed as one of the 100 most influential people in tax and accounting every year since 2006 by Accounting Today.

"I am honored to be chosen as the next dean of this great law school at this important point in its history, following in the footsteps of Deanell Tacha, Ken Starr, Richard Lynn, and Ron Phillips," shares Caron. "I look forward to building on their work to advance Pepperdine's unique position in legal education by combining academic and research excellence with a deep-rooted commitment to our Christian mission that welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds."

Caron received his LLM in Taxation from Boston University, JD from Cornell Law School, and AB from Georgetown University. He and his wife, Courtney, reside in Malibu.

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