Susannah Camic Tahk

Associate Professor

Telephone: 608-890-3750
Office: Room 8106, Law School

B.A., Yale University
M.A., Yale University
J.D., Yale Law School

Teaching Areas:
Tax Policy

Recently Taught Courses
742 Taxation I
815 Appellate Advocacy-Moot Court (board/coaches)
815 Appellate Advocacy-Moot Court (competitors)
840 Taxation II
896 WI Journal of Law, Gender & Society
940 L&CP: Tax Policy


Susannah Camic Tahk is an associate professor of law at the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she teaches tax law and policy and supervises UW Law's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. She is also an affiliate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty. Before coming to UW Law, Tahk practiced in the tax group in the Washington, DC office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she focused on controversy and policy matters. 

A graduate of Madison's Memorial High School, Tahk received her B.A. magna cum laude in economics and ethics, politics and economics from Yale University, where she also received an M.A. in political science as a Sterling Prize Fellow. Tahk received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was executive editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation and a student director of the Landlord-Tenant Clinic. Her articles have appeared or will appear in the Columbia Journal of Tax Law, the Tax Law Review, the Arizona Law Review, the Penn State Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, the Pittsburgh Tax Review and the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. In 2015, she received the Vilas Early Career Investigator Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tahk is the faculty adviser to UW Law's Christian Legal Society, Women's Law Student Association and Journal of Law, Gender & Society. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and three cats, and sits on the boards of Madison's Tenant Resource Center and Shine Initiative, which is working create a day center for those in Madison experiencing homelessness. Tahk is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and in Wisconsin.

For her articles, see her SSRN page

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