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Assaf Harpaz

Visiting Assistant Professor

Assaf Harpaz


Office: School of Law, Office 271
Phone: 215.571.4740

Administrative Support:
Tyra Mwai
Phone: 215.571.4715

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Professor Harpaz Quoted in Newsweek Article on Nebraska Property Tax Bill

Professor Assaf Harpaz was quoted in a Newsweek article about a new Nebraska bill to alleviate the property tax burden on the state’s homeowners that could end up bringing down home prices.

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Assaf Harpaz’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of taxation and digitalization. Professor Harpaz is particularly interested in the tax challenges of digitalization and ways to adapt twentieth-century tax laws to modern business practices. In addition, he researches the use of tax expenditures and the historical expansion and politicization of the tax expenditure budget in the U.S. federal income tax system. Professor Harpaz serves on the law school’s intellectual life committee and teaches federal income tax and enterprise tax.

Professor Harpaz’s work has been published or is forthcoming in leading law journals including Yale Journal of International LawCornell Journal of Law and Public PolicyPennsylvania Journal of International Law, and Law and Contemporary Problems. He has also written or has forthcoming expert pieces for WalletHub and Maurer Global Forum.

Professor Harpaz received his S.J.D. from Duke University School of Law. While at Duke, he was a Nathan J. Perilman Fellow at the Duke Center for Jewish Studies. He received his LL.M. in International Taxation from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law.

Before entering academia, Professor Harpaz clerked and practiced commercial law in Israel.


SJD, Duke University School of Law
LLM, University of Florida Levin College of Law
LLB, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law