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William D. Andrews

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A.B., Amherst College
LL.B., Harvard Law School 

William D. Andrews is an Eli Goldston Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School. His research interests include taxation in general and taxation of income from partnerships and corporation transactions. After first being appointed lecturer on law in 1961, he became an assistant professor of law in 1963 and a professor of law in 1965. He has held the position of Eli Goldston Professor of Law since 1984. Representative article publications include Inside Basis Adjustments and Hot Asset Exchanges in Partnership Distributions, 47 Tax Law Review 3 (1991), and A Consumption-Type or Cash-Flow Personal Income Tax, 87 Harvard Law Review, 1113 (1974).


Peter J. Wiedenbeck

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Peter J. Wiedenbeck is a Joseph H. Zumbalen Professor of Law at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Following law school, he practiced in Washington, D.C., with the firm Patton, Boggs & Blow (now Patton Boggs LLP), specializing in matters involving federal tax legislation and tax policy. He began his teaching career in 1982 at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and in 1989 he was a visiting professor at Cornell Law School. Wiedenbeck joined the Washington University law faculty in 1990.  From 2003 to 2007 he served as associate dean of faculty.  He was named the Joseph H. Zumbalen Professor of the Law of Property in 2004.

Peter Wiedenbeck is an expert in the areas of federal income taxation and the regulation of employee benefit plans. ERISA in the Courts, a book for federal judges on the labor law regulation of employee pension and welfare benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, was published by the Federal Judicial Center in 2008. Other major publications include two casebooks, Cases and Materials on Employee Benefits (West 1996) (with Russell Osgood) and Cases and Materials on Partnership Taxation (West 1989) (with Curtis Berger), and numerous law journal articles. Among his articles are The Ideological Component of Judging in the Taxation Context, Washington University Law Review (2006) (with Nancy Staudt and Lee Epstein), Nondiscrimination in Employee Benefits: False Starts and Future Trends, Tennessee Law Review (1985), and Charitable Contributions: A Policy Perspective, Missouri Law Review (1985).

Wiedenbeck has received several awards for outstanding teaching, including the Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award (2007), and the Washington University Distinguished Faculty Award (2003).


B.Sc., 1976, University of Toronto
J.D., 1979, University of Michigan