Leigh Osofsky

Professor of Law

(919) 843-9194
5095 Van Hecke-Wettach Hall

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Legislation
  • Taxation-Federal


Leigh Osofsky joined the Carolina Law faculty as a professor of law in 2018. Her scholarship focuses on tax law and the administrative and legislative process. Osofsky is the author of numerous articles about how agencies and legislatures administer complex legal regimes. Her work has appeared in Iowa Law Review, Emory Law Journal, the Yale Journal on Regulation, and NYU’s Tax Law Review, among others.

Selected Publications

Agency Legislative Fixes, 105 IOWA L. REV. (forthcoming 2020) (awarded 2019 UNC Law Extraordinarily Ambitious Scholarly Contribution).

Automated Tax Guidance (with Joshua Blank), OHIO STATE TECHNOLOGY L.J. (forthcoming 2019) (invited symposium article).

Legislation and Comment: The Making of the 199A Regulations (with S. Oei), EMORY L.J. (forthcoming).

Constituencies and Control in Statutory Drafting: Interviews with Government Tax Counsels (with S. Oei), 104 IOWA L. REV. 1291 (2019).
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Regulating by Example (with S. C. Morse), 35 YALE J. REG. 127 (2018).
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Simplexity (with J. D. Blank), 66 EMORY L.J. 189 (2017).
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The Case for Categorical Nonenforcement, 69 TAX LAW REV. 73 (2015).
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Concentrated Enforcement in a Best-Case Tax Enforcement Regime, IRS RESEARCH BULLETIN, July 7, 2014, at 99.
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Concentrated Enforcement, 16 FLA. TAX REV. 325 (2014).
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Unwinding the Ceiling Rule, 34 VA. TAX REV. 63 (2014).
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