Kristin Hickman

Prof. Kristin Hickman

Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law, University of Minnesota Law School

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation

Professor Kristin E. Hickman is a leading authority in the fields of tax administration and administrative law. Her articles on these topics have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Duke Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, and Vanderbilt Law Review, among other publications. She co-authors the Administrative Law Treatise and a casebook on federal administrative law with Richard J. Pierce, Jr. Professor Hickman’s article, Chevron’s Domain (co-authored with Thomas W. Merrill), was cited by the United States Supreme Court in United States v. Mead Corp.(2001), and by the dissent in City of Arlington v. FCC (2013), and her work is cited regularly in judicial opinions and court briefs. She is one of forty public members of the Administrative Conference of the United States and a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

Professor Hickman joined the Law School in 2004. She held the Law School’s Julius E. Davis Chair in Law in 2010-11, was the Donald C. Alexander Visiting Professor in Tax Law at Harvard Law School for the 2012-13 academic year, and also taught at Northwestern University School of Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor in 2003-04. She was the Stanley V. Kinyon Tenured Teacher of the Year for the 2016-17 academic year.

Professor Hickman received her B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and a second major in history from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After practicing for several years as a certified public accountant, she earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was awarded the Raoul Berger Prize and the Lowden-Wigmore Prize. Following law school, Professor Hickman clerked for the Honorable David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and practiced law as an associate with the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, concentrating on corporate and international tax transactions and matters.

For further information on Professor Hickman, please consult her PDF iconcurriculum vitae.

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