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Law and Taxation

Regardless of the industry or profession, a clear understanding of the principles of law and taxation is crucial to succeeding in today's complex business world. Our distinctive curriculum uses hands-on research and practice to prepare you to think critically and with a moral compass. With faculty from a diverse array of industries, you'll learn the invaluable assets needed to emerge into the leader of tomorrow. Whether at the undergraduate or graduate level, the Department of Law and Taxation is here to support your growth and provide a tangible understanding of complex systems and theories.

Associate Professor Liz Brown

Brown recognized for Best Conference Paper

Associate Professor Liz Brown has won the prestigious 2020 Holmes-Cardozo Award. The Award is conferred annually by the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB), the international academy of business law scholars and professors. The Holmes Cardozo Award recognizes the best paper at the annual ALSB conference and is the premier paper award at the conference. Established to recognize significant and original legal research, the Award’s main selection criterion is “excellence in legal scholarship,” which includes comprehensive research, insightful analysis, and writing craftsmanship. This is Liz’s third consecutive ALSB paper award. In 2019 Liz won the Jackson-Lewis LLP Outstanding Employment Law Paper Award and in 2018 she won a Distinguished Proceedings Paper Award.

Liz’s 2020 award-winning paper, Supercharged Sexism: The Triple Threat of Workplace Monitoring for Women, examines workplace wellness programs’ biometric monitoring and identifies three reasons why this increasingly common monitoring will uniquely burden women. Adding to the timeliness of Liz’s call to reexamine how employers use women’s health data, the paper notes the trend toward greater health data collection after COVID-19 as an additional source for discriminatory concerns.

Kiana Pierre-Louis

Pierre-Louis named Advisor and Mentor of the Year

For her encouragement and support of Bentley students, Lecturer Kiana Pierre-Louis was honored as the 2019 Joseph M. Cronin Advisor and Mentor of the Year. Pierre-Louis, who serves as faculty advisor for the Bentley Ski Club, Black United Body and Caribbean Ancestry Student Association as well as for Honors Capstone projects, was nominated by her students, who praised her for being “the ideal professor: she cares about her students, teaches in a way that students respect and enjoy … and always has an open door for any student.”

Senior Lecturer Franklyn Salimbene in his office

Salimbene guides students to Moot Court success

As faculty advisor for Bentley’s Moot Court team, Senior Lecturer Franklyn Salimbene helps students hone their legal skills by participating in competitions across the country. He’s particularly proud of the success of this year’s team: At the 2020 American Collegiate Moot Court Tournament in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Amanda Shoemaker ’21 and partner Sally Kim ’22 took top honors for Brief Writing, while team captain Dana Polihovsky ’20 and partner Bella Burrell ‘22 placed second for Oral Advocacy.


Marianne DelPo Kulow
Gregory H. Adamian Professor of Law
and Department Chair
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Elizabeth D'Amore
Minor Coordinator and Pre-Law Adviser
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Kiana Pierre-Louis
GB 110 Coordinator and Adamian Law Club Adviser
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Timothy Tierney
Director of Graduate Program in Taxation
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