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Nancy Shurtz

B.A. Kliks Professor

Law, Law-JD, Business Law
Phone: 541-346-3841
Office: 306C Knight Law Center


Nancy E. Shurtz, the Bernard A. Kilks Professor of Law, grew up in the “coal country” of East-Central Ohio.  She was raised by a single mom, widowed by virtue of Nancy’s father having been twice interned as a prisoner of war in East Asia, never returning from Korea.  The G.I. Bill opened the door for her to earn her B.A. from the University of Cincinnati, her J.D. from Ohio State University, and an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown Law.  Prior to coming to Oregon, Professor Shurtz taught at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and practiced law at the Washington D.C. firm of Ginsburg, Feldman and Bress.  Professor Shurtz teaches and writes in areas of taxation, estate planning, gender and race justice, and sustainable business practice. She regularly addresses leading academic and policy consortiums, including the Critical Tax Conference, the Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, and the Law and Society Conference.  Book publications include two leading tax hornbooks [Wolters Kluwer], Education Planning:  Taxes, Trusts & Techniques [ABA Publishing], and Sustainability and Business Law [Carolina Academic Press].  Recent articles include Seeking Citizenship in the Shadow of Domestic Violence, as well as Long-Term Care and the Tax Code: A Feminist Perspective, and Tax, Class, Women and Elder Care.