Leigh Osofsky

William D. Spry III Distinguished Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development

(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 Cornell Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Emory Law Journal, the Yale Journal on Regulation, and NYU’s Tax Law Review, among others.

Selected Publications

The Surprising Significance of De Minimis Tax Rules (L. Osofsky, K. Thomas), WASH. & LEE L. REV. (forthcoming 2021).

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

Automated Legal Guidance (with J. Blank), CORNELL L. REV. (forthcoming 2020).

Legislation and Comment: The Making of the 199A Regulations (with S. Oei), 69 EMORY L.J. 209 (2019).
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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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Some Realism About Responsive Tax Administration, 66 TAX L. REV. 121 (2012).
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The Case Against Strategic Tax Law Uncertainty, 64 TAX L. REV. 489 (2011).
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