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Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning

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, Taxation and Planning is here to support your growth and provide a tangible understanding of complex systems and theories. 


Brown recognized for Best Employment Law Paper

Associate Professor Liz Brown received the Jackson Lewis LLP Prize for Distinguished Employment Law Paper at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Entitled “The Biometric Data Boom: Three Ways to Curb Monitor Misuse at Work,” Brown’s paper explores the short-term and long-term legal risks when employers have access to employee health data, and will appear in an upcoming edition of Stanford Technology Law Review.

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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.


Mystica Alexander
Associate Professor of Law and
Department Chair
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Elizabeth Colagiovanni
Lecturer and Pre-Law Adviser
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Scott Thomas
Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Programs in Taxation and Financial Planning
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