The Graduate Tax Program is your one-stop resource for questions regarding registration, course materials, academic advising, and LL.M. Program or BU Law events.
Office hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. During the summer, the office is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
As Associate Dean for Special Projects, Ernest M. Haddad is involved in a variety of aspects of law school administration - including student recruitment, career development, and alumni relations.
Dean Haddad has been involved with BU Law since he entered as a law student in 1961, graduating in 1964. After two years of law firm practice, Haddad returned to BU Law to serve as Assistant Dean - responsible for J.D. student recruitment, admission, financial aid, counseling, placement and commencement. He also oversaw the first year legal research and writing program and taught a course in Law and Psychiatry. Then, in 1971, he entered public service as assistant secretary-general counsel in the newly created Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services. In 1976, he joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts as general counsel. In 1981, Dean Haddad became secretary and general counsel of The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the largest teaching hospital affiliate of Harvard Medical School. In 1995, when MGH joined with Brigham and Women's Hospital to create Partners Health Care System, Inc., he became its first general counsel and secretary, participating in the creation of the largest academic health care and biomedical research organization in the country. After 21 years in these positions, he returned once again to BU Law. From 2002 to 2008, he served as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, responsible for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) programs offered by the School of Law's Graduate Tax Program, Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law and Office of Foreign Programs.
Dean Haddad is involved in a variety of bar and community service activities. Among his current activities, he serves as a member of the governing boards of the International Institute of Boston and the New England Legal Foundation. He recently completed several years of service as an officer and governing board member of both the Boston Bar Association (BBA) and the Boston Bar Foundation (BBF). He served as the chair of the Joint Audit Committee of the BBA and BBF from 2002 through 2008.
Anne is the Associate Director and manages the day-to-day operations of the Graduate Tax Program. If you have questions about course selections, exam accommodations, student loan deferment, orientation, or anything related to the program, please contact her. Throughout the year, you will receive Weekly Reminders from Anne via email, informing you of upcoming deadlines, events and job opportunities.
Currently, Anne is working towards her second Ed.M., with a focus on school counseling. She received her first Ed.M. in Higher Education Administration from Boston University in 2004, and her B.A. in Social Welfare from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995. After working as a Victim/Witness Advocate for the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office from 1997 to 2001, Anne joined Boston University's Office of Financial Assistance (OFA) where she served an Assistant Director for four years. In the OFA, Anne worked with undergraduates and their families, strategizing with them about college financing options. Anne also worked closely with Boston University's ROTC program and enjoyed volunteering at the Dorchester Boys and Girls Club, where she offered financial aid assistance to local families. In 2005, Anne moved temporarily to Ithaca, New York, where she worked for Cornell University. She returned to Boston in June 2007 and joined the GTP in September.
Ellen is the Program Coordinator and provides support for the Director, and Associate Director of the Graduate Tax Program. She collects and processes course materials including syllabi, book lists and final exams and manages all course Blackboard sites on a daily basis. Other daily tasks include developing and maintaining communication with prospective applicants regarding program information and the application process, as well as scheduling prospective visits and applicant interviews. Ellen serves as events coordinator for student programs including social gatherings and tax seminars. She is also the contact person for any registration and add/drop requests.
Currently, Ellen is working towards her Ed.M. in Higher Education Administration from Boston University. She received her B.A. in Religious Studies from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 2008. She has worked in a similar position with the MBA Program at the University of Alabama, and more recently helped run the summer associate program at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Birmingham. As Office Associate at the University of Alabama, she worked alongside the Director of Admissions and Student Services to help improve recruitment and interview efforts of the MBA Program. Ellen is an avid college football fan and will on occasion respond with a Roll Tide supporting her favorite team, the Crimson Tide.