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Curriculum Vitae
of
PAMELA BROOKS GANN

July 2003

 

 

Current Position:

President, Claremont McKenna College

 

 

Business Address:

Claremont McKenna College

 

500 E. Ninth Street, Bauer Center

 

Claremont, CA 91711-6400

 

 

 

Telephone: (909) 621-8111

 

Fax: (909) 621-8790

 

Email: pamela.gann@claremontmckenna.edu

 

 

Date and Place of Birth:

November 2, 1948

 

Monroe, North Carolina


Education Background:

 

Elementary and secondary education in public schools in North Carolina (graduated first in class)

 

A.B., Mathematics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1970
Phi Beta Kappa (Junior Year)

 

J.D., Duke University, 1973
Order of the Coif
Articles Editor, Duke Law Journal

 

Employment:

 

Private Practice

 

1973:

Associate

 

King & Spalding

 

Atlanta, Georgia

 

 

1973-1975:

Associate

 

Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.

 

Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Academic Appointments

 

1975-1978:

Assistant Professor of Law

 

Duke University School of Law

 

Durham, North Carolina

 

 

1978-1981:

Associate Professor of Law

 

Duke University School of Law

 

Durham, North Carolina

 

 

1981-1999:

Professor of Law

 

Duke University School of Law

 

Durham, North Carolina

1988-1999:

Dean

 

Duke University School of Law

 

Durham, North Carolina

 

 

July 1, 1999:

President

 

Claremont McKenna College

 

Claremont, California

 

Visiting Appointments:

Summer 1977:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

 

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri

 

 

Fall 1977:

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

 

University of Michigan

 

 

Summer 1980:

Visiting Associate Professor of Law

 

University of Colorado

 

 

Fall 1980:

Visiting Associate Professor of Law

 

University of Virginia

 

 

Summer 1981:

Visiting Professor of Law

 

University of San Diego

 

 

International Teaching:

 

Summer 1982:

Visiting Professor of Law (International Business

 

Transactions)

 

Institute of International and Comparative Law

 

(sponsored by University of San Diego)

 

Paris, France

 

 

Summer 1985:

Lecturer (International Investment)

 

Summer Program in American Law

 

Jilin University, Changchun, People's Republic of China

 

 

Summer 1986:

Founder, Director, and Professor of Law

 

Duke Summer Institute in Transnational Law

 

University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

(International Taxation and European Economic

 

Community)

 

 

Summer 1986:

Faculty, Seminar in American Law and Legal Institutions

 

The Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria

 

(U.S. Trade Law and U.S. Investment Policy)

 

 

Summer 1988:

Faculty, Duke Summer Institute in Transnational Law

 

ISS Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

(International Tax Treaties)

 

 

Spring 1997:

Faculty, Seminar in International Trade, Vietnam Ministry

 

of Trade, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Guest Lectures:

 

Fall 1985:

Guest Lecturer for eight weeks on Bilateral Income Tax

 

Treaties Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC

 

 

Professional and Academic Associations and Committees

 

Elected Memberships:

 

·         American Law Institute, since 1980

·         Council on Foreign Relations, since 1989

·         Pacific Council on International Policy, since 1999

·         Society of International Business Fellows, since 1991

·         American Bar Foundation Fellows, since 1991

·         International Women's Forum, since 1992, President, North Carolina Chapter, 1995-1999

·         The Trusteeship, since 1999

 

Boards:

 

·         Board of Trustees of the Committee for Economic Development, since 2003

·         Board of Directors, Academic Search Consultation Service, 2000

·         Board of Governors, Center for Creative Leadership, since 1998

·         Board of Directors, First Union National Bank (regional), 1994-1999

·         Board of Directors, Research Triangle Institute, 1992-1997

 

Bar Associations and Committees:

 

·         American Bar Association, 1973-1982, and since 1988

·         Admitted to Georgia State Bar in 1973 and remained a member through 1982

·         Admitted to North Carolina State Bar in 1974 and have remained a member since then

·         Committee on Corporate Stockholders Relationships, Tax Section of American Bar Association, 1978-1982

·         Committee on Affiliated and Related Corporations, Tax Section of American Bar Association, 1979-1982

·         Member, Bench, Bar, Law School Liaison Committee of North Carolina Bar Association, since 1988

·         Member, Standing Committee on Lawyers' Public Service Responsibility, American Bar Association, 1989-1991

·         Member, Commission on Status of Women in the Legal Profession, and chair of the Committee on Types of Practice and Compensation Issues, North Carolina Bar Association, 1990-1993

·         Member, Standards Review Committee, Legal Education Section of American Bar Association, since 2002

 

Professional and Academic Associations and Committees:

 

·         American Association of University Professors, Member, Tax Committee, 1977-1989

·         Association of American Law Schools, Tax Section Chair 1984-85; Member, Tax Section Executive Committee, 1981-1985

·         International Fiscal Association, Member since 1981, and Member of Council, 1984-1988

·         Internal Revenue Service, Committee on Continuing Professional Education, Board Member, 1985-1988

·         Council on Foreign Relations, Member, Selection Committee for International Affairs Fellows, 1987-1991

·         American Law Institute, Consultant, Federal Income Tax Project: United States Income Tax Treaties, 1988-1991

·         Association of American Law Schools, Member of Committee on Status of Deanships, 1989-1992 (wrote a book publication on law school deaning)

·         Association of American Law Schools, Member of Accreditation Committee, 1992-95

·         American Bar Association, Section on Legal Education, Chair, New Deans Workshop, February 1992

·         Association of American Law Schools and American Bar Association, Member of Special Commission on Financing of Legal Education: Balancing Mission and Resources, 1993-1998

·         American Bar Association Committee on Graduate Legal Education, 1995-2000

·         Association of American Law Schools Executive Committee, 1997-2000

·         Association of American Law Schools, Section on Deans, 1998-2000, Chair, 1999

·         Association of American Law Schools, Committee on Electronic Publication of Legal Scholarship, Chair, 1999-2001

·         American Law Deans Association, Board of Directors, 1997-1999

·         American Bar Association, Section on Legal Education, Committee on Law School Development, 1997-1999

·         Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, member of the Executive Committee, since 2000

·         California Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, 2000-2001

·         American Council on Education, member of the ACE’s Commission on Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness, since 2000

·         Deloitte & Touche Council on the Advancement of Women, since 2003

 

Grants, Fellowships, Institutes and Awards:

 

·         Economics Institute for Law Professors, Law and Economics Center, University of Miami School of Law, Summer 1976

·         Faculty Course Development and Research Grant from Canadian Studies and Quebec Studies, Summer 1979 (comparative tax research of the United States, Canada, and the Province of Quebec)

·         Research Council Fellowship, Duke University, Summer 1980 (research grant for purposes of preparing a paper on the topic of problems in choosing the appropriate tax unit)

·         Faculty Course Development and Research Grant from Canadian Studies, Summer 1982 (international tax research)

·         Research Council Grant, Duke University, 1981-82 (international tax research)

·         International Affairs Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, 1984 (during the fellowship, I spent January-July 1984 at the Office of U.S. Trade Representative and August- December 1984 at the Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund)

·         1989 Woman of the Year, NC Association of Women Attorneys

·         1999 Governor of North Carolina Award for outstanding service

 

Higher Education Accreditation and External Review Committees

 

American Bar Association, Section on Legal Education, and Association of American Law Schools, site evaluators for reaccreditation: University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1989; Georgetown University Law School, 1990; New York University Law School, 1993; New York University Law School, 2001

 

Provost's External Review Committee, Emory Law School, 1998

 

Provost's External Review Committee, University of Southern California, 2000

 

Advisory Committee to the Chancellor, University of California at Riverside, to develop a plan for a new law school, 1999-2000

Committee to Visit the Harvard Law School, since 2003

 

Recent Speeches and Presentations

 

American Council on Education Fellows Workshop, San Diego, February 2000, "President's Perspective on Fundraising"

 

Convocation, Grinnell College, September 7, 2000, "Leadership Opportunities for Liberal Arts Colleges"

 

CASE District VII, San Diego, November 30, 2000, President's Perspective on Alumni Relations

 

American Bar Association, Section on Legal Education, Dean's Workshop, February 16, 2001, "Relationship Between President's and Deans in Universities"

 

Asia Society of Hong Kong, June 21, 2001, "United States Foreign Policy and Globalization: Perspectives from Washington, D.C., California, and U.S. Higher Education"

 

Tammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand, June 26, 2001, "Global Bridges through Higher Education: United States-Asian Partnerships in the Twenty-First Century"

 

Los Angeles Rotary Club, September 28, 2001, "Higher Education and Globalization"

 

Publications

 

Books and Book Supplements:

 

Corporate Taxation and Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (with D. Kahn) (West Publishing Co. 1979) (approximately 1200 pages)

 

Corporate Taxation and Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (with D. Kahn) (West Publishing Co., 2d ed. 1984) (approximately 1200 pages)

 

Corporate Taxation and Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (with D. Kahn) (West Publishing Co., 3d ed. 1989)

 

Supplement to Corporate Taxation and Taxation of Partnerships and Partners (with D. Kahn) (1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, and 1991)

 

Report of the AALS Special Committee on the State of the Law School Deanship, Law Deanship Manual (with other committee members) (November 1993)

 

Articles:

 

"Taxation of Stock Rights and Other Options: Another Look at the Persistence of Palmer v. Commissioner," 1979 Duke L.J. 911

 

"Abandoning Marital Status as a Factor in Allocating Income Tax Burdens," 59 Texas L. Rev. 1 (1980)

 

"The Concept of an Independent Treaty Foreign Tax Credit," 38 Tax L. Rev. 1 (1982)

 

"U.S. Report, Tax Avoidance/Tax Evasion," LXVIIIa Cahiers de Droit Fiscal International 333 (1983) (with J. Bischel & S. Klein)

 

"The Earned Income Deduction: Congress's 1981 Response to the 'Marriage Penalty' Tax," 68 Cornell L. Rev. (1983)

 

"Proceedings of the Univ. of San Diego Corporate Tax Conference, Miscellaneous Foreign Provisions," 22 San Diego L. Rev. 257 (1985)

 

"Taxation of Capital Income under Three Tax Reform Plans, Tax Notes 187 (Jan. 14, 1985)

 

"Compensation Standard for Expropriation," 32 Colum. J.Transnat'l Law 615 (1985)

 

"Neutral Taxation of Capital Income: An Achievable Goal?," 48 Law & Contemp. Probs. 77 (1985)

 

"The U.S. Bilateral Investment Treaty Program," 21 Stan. J. Int'l L. 373 (1985)

 

"Foreword: Issues in Extraterritoriality," 50 Law & Contemp. Probs. 1 (1987) (special editor, P. Gann)

 

"What Has Happened to the Tax Legislative Process," 86 Mich. L. Rev. 1196 (1988)

 

"Globalization and Its Impact on Legal Education," 30 Int'l Society of Barristers 414 (October 1995)

 

Book Reviews:

 

"Tax Planning for Educators 1987 and 1987 Tax Guide for College Teachers," 74 Academe 50 (1988)

 

Miscellaneous Commentary:

 

"Corporate Taxation" Workshop on Teaching Federal Taxation 10 (Assoc. of American Law Schools, 1981)

 

"Tax Case Raises Major Issues of Federalism, Jurisdiction" (South Carolina v. Regan), Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases at 23 (October 7, 1983)

 

"Percentage Depletion Deductions under the 1975 Tax Reduction Act" (Commissioner v. Engle; Farmer v. United States), Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases at 45 (October 14, 1983)

 

"The Westinghouse Case: When Do State Taxes Impermissibly Burden Interstate Commerce?" (Westinghouse Electric Co. v. Tully), Preview of U.S. Supreme Court cases at 85 (October 28, 1983)

 

"Are American Citizens Working for the Panama Canal Commission Exempt from U.S. Taxation?" (O'Connor v. United States), Preview of U.S. Supreme Court Cases at 37 (October 17, 1986)

 

"The Deans' Roundtable: Encouraging Public Service," N.C. Bar Q., Fall 1990

 

"Encouraging Public Service," Duke L. Mag., Winter 1992