Professor Danshera Cords was recently appointed chair of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation's Committee on Teaching Taxation for a two-year term starting July 1, 2013.
As chair of the national committee, Professor Cords will oversee committee programs, as well as help identify opportunities for committee members to work with other committees to improve tax law and groom future leaders in the field.
Professor Cords focuses her scholarship on tax law and was most recently a professor of law at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. Before joining Capital's law faculty in 2002, she was an attorney-advisor to the Hon. Maurice B. Foley of the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. Since joining the Albany Law School faculty, she has taught Federal Tax Practice & Procedure, Federal Taxation of Corporations, Federal Taxations of Partnerships, Introduction to Taxation and the Tax Policy Seminar.
Throughout her career, Professor Cords has published numerous articles on tax law and related issues in many different law reviews and journals, including University of Cincinnati Law Review, St. Louis University Law Journal, Brigham Young University Law Review and University of Louisville Law Review.
Professor Cords earned her B.A. at University of Washington, her J.D. at Seattle University School of Law and her LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.