Erik Jensen

Erik Jensen

Title: Coleman P. Burke Professor Emeritus

Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Erik Jensen, Coleman P. Burke Professor Emeritus, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in taxation, business planning, and American Indian legal education.

Being an educator was always part of Mr. Jensen’s plan, but he originally intended to teach political science. As fate would have it, as Mr. Jensen looked to enter the workforce, the political science teaching field was in disarray. He took this moment as an opportunity and enrolled in law school. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Monroe G. McKay and then as an associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. His love for teaching never left him and in 1983 he accepted an assistant professor role at Case Western Reserve University. From 1998 to 2012, he taught at the institution as the David L. Brennan Professor, and from 2012 to 2014 was honored as the Schott Van den Eynden Professor. In the two years prior to his retirement, he taught as the Coleman P. Burke Professor, and was honored as a professor emeritus in this position in 2016.

Mr. Jensen first earned an SB from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1967. He continued his academic pursuits at the University of Chicago, earning a Master of Science in 1972. He later earned a JD from Cornell University in 1979. Mr. Jensen has also authored several works throughout his career with one of the most recent publications being 2014’s “Did the Sixteenth Amendment Ever Matter? Does It Matter Today?” in the Northwestern University Law Review. He has also published “A Question Important to Investors (Whether They Realize It or Not): Is Realization a Constitutional Requirement for Income Taxation?”  in the Journal of Taxation of Investments in2013 and “Legislative and Regulatory Responses to Tax Avoidance: Explicating and Evaluating the Alternatives” in the St. Louis University Law Journal in 2012.

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