Law Blogger And Scholar Selected As Pepperdine Dean

By Nethani Palmani | Mar 09, 2017 01:20 PM EST

Professor at Pepperdine School of Law, Paul L. Caron, has been selected as its new dean. Caron is a tax law scholar who also blogs at Tax Prof Blog, and has founded the Law Professor Blogs Network.

As the editor and publisher of the Tax Prof Blog, Caron has written many posts on various challenges in legal education and tax matters. In fact, he has written over 50 books and scholarly articles, being widely recognized the expert in tax law.

In year 2016, the National Jurist has named Caron the third most influential person in legal education. He has also been listed in the top 100 most influential people in tax and accounting every year since 2006 by Accounting Today.

"He has a comprehensive knowledge of legal education in our country and a compelling vision for our law school," Pepperdine provost Rick R. Marrs said in a statement. "I eagerly anticipate working with him as he helps us achieve our goal to move the law school toward national prominence, providing our students with the highest educational experience and empowering them to become leaders in their communities."

Caron has not kept himself away from posting controversial topics concerning legal education, including bar passage rates in California and other relevant places and would definitely continue blogging as dean. "I plan to keep Tax Prof Blog a vital hub for tax and legal education news by bringing aboard a number of other law professors and deans to blog in each of these areas, like the Volokh Conspiracy," he told the ABA Journal.

Caron, a graduate of Cornell Law School, joined Pepperdine in 2010 from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He currently serves as the law school's associate dean for research and faculty development.

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