University of Pittsburgh

Anthony C. Infanti

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Law
Affiliate Faculty, Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies Program

Anthony C. Infanti is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, teaching courses in the tax area. Professor Infanti's scholarly work has focused on two ostensibly quite different, but, in reality, quite related areas: (i) the intersection of tax and comparative legal theory and (ii) critical tax theory (i.e., the impact of the tax system on traditionally subordinated groups).

Professor Infanti has authored articles relating to international taxation and the application of comparative legal theory to taxation that have appeared in publications such as the Utah Law Review, the Florida Tax Review, the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, the Tax Management International Journal, and Taxes magazine.

Professor Infanti's work in the area of critical tax theory, which focuses particularly on the application of the tax laws to lesbians and gay men, has been or soon will be published in North Carolina Law Review Addendum, Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, the Georgetown Journal of Gender and Law, the Buffalo Law Review, the Santa Clara Law Review, Unbound: The Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, the Virginia Tax Review, and The Tax Lawyer. He is also the author of the book Everyday Law for Gays and Lesbians (and Those Who Care About Them) (Paradigm Publishers), co-editor of Critical Tax Theory: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press), and editor of the forthcoming Controversies in Tax Law: A Matter of Perspective (Ashgate Publishing).

Professor Infanti has received both the University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award as well as an Excellence-in-Teaching Award from the graduating students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute and of the American Bar Foundation.

 

Education

  • LL.M (Taxation), New York University
  • JD, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Drew University
  • Selected Publications

    Books:

    • Anthony C. Infanti ed., Controversies in Tax Law: A Matter of Perspective (Ashgate forthcoming).
    • Anthony C. Infanti and Bridget J. Crawford eds., Critical Tax Theory: An Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2009. Abstract on SSRN.
    • Anthony C. Infanti, Everyday Law for Gays and Lesbians (and Those Who Care About Them) (Paradigm Publishers, 2008).

    Book Chapters:

    • Anthony C. Infanti, Bringing Equal Protection Out of the Tax Closet, in Controversies in Equal Protection in America (Anne Richardson Oakes ed.) (Ashgate forthcoming).
    • Anthony C. Infanti, Internation Equity and Human Development, in Tax Law and Development (Miranda Stewart & Yariv Brauner eds.) (Edward Elgar Publishing 2013). On SSRN.
    • Anthony C. Infanti, Special Concerns of Lesbian and Gay Couples, in A Practical Guide to Estate Planning (Jay Soled, ed.) (American Bar Association 2011).
    • Anthony C. Infanti, Dismembering Families, in Challenging Gender Inequality in Tax Policy Making: Comparative Perspectives (Kimberley Brooks et al., eds.) (Hart Publishing 2011). On SSRN.

    Scholarly Articles:

    • The Moonscape of Tax Equality: Windsor and Beyond, 108 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 110 (2013).
    • LGBT Families, Tax Nothings, __ J. Gender Race & Just. ___ (forthcoming) (invited submission for symposium on Modern Families: Changing Families, Challenging Laws). On SSRN.
    • Tax Reform Discourse, 32 Va. Tax Rev. 205 (2012). On SSRN.
    • LGBT Taxpayers: A Collision of Others, 13 Geo. J. Gender & L. 1 (2012) (invited: principal paper for the panel on tax law, gender identity, and sexuality at the symposium on Confronting the Intersection of Tax Law, Gender, and Sexuality). On SSRN.
    • Inequitable Administration: Documenting Family for Tax Purposes, 22 Colum. J. Gender & L. 329 (2011). On SSRN.
    • Decentralizing Family: An Inclusive Proposal for Individual Tax Filing in the United States, 2010 Utah L. Rev. 605 (2010). On SSRN.
    • Bringing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity into the Tax Classroom, 59 J. Legal Educ. 3 (2009). On SSRN.
    • Taxing Civil Rights Gains, 16 Mich. J. Gender & L. 319 (2010). On SSRN.
    • Tax as Urban Legend, 24 Harv. Blackletter L.J. 229 (2008), On SSRN.
    • Deconstructing the Duty to the Tax System: Unfettering Zealous Advocacy on Behalf of Lesbian and Gay Taxpayers, 61 Tax Law. 407 (2008). On SSRN.
    • Tax Equity, 55 Buff. L. Rev. 1191 (2008). On SSRN.

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    Awards and Honors

    • Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (2010)
    • Fellow (elected), American Bar Foundation (2010-present)
    • Member (elected), American Law Institute (2008-present)
    • Excellence in Teaching Award (2002)

    Selected Professional Activities

    • Faculty Advisor, Outlaw.
    • Chief Faculty Editor, Pittsburgh Tax Review (2003-2012)
    • Faculty Editor, Pittsburgh Tax Review (2012-)
    External Committees:
    • Vice Chair, American Bar Association, Tax Section, Teaching Taxation Committee.
    • Member, Allegheny County Bar Association, LGBT Rights Committee.
    • Member, Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (2007-2008)
    • Member, Board of Directors, Pittsburgh Chapter, American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania (2008-2012)
    • Member, Legal Committee, Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force (2001--)

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