Michael Hatfield

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Professor of Law

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Representative Publications

Books or Treatises

Ethical Duties to the Tax System: A Handbook (Scott A. Schumacher & Michael Hatfield eds., University of Washington Gallagher Law Library, 2015). 556 pages.

Michael Hatfield, The Ethics of Tax Lawyering (E-Langdell E-casebook Series) (2011). 59 pages.

Thomas M. Featherston, Jr., Michael Hatfield, Questions & Answers: Wills, Trusts & Estates (LexisNexis 2008). 224 pages.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Michael Hatfield, Committee Opinions and Treasury Regulation: Tax Lawyer Ethics, 1965-1985, 15 Fla. Tax Rev. 675-735 (2014), reprinted in Ethical Duties to the Tax System: A Handbook 5-65 (Scott A. Schumacher & Michael Hatfield eds., University of Washington Gallagher Law Library, 2015).


Michael Hatfield, Legal Ethics and Federal Taxes, 1945-1965: Patriotism, Duties, and Advice, 12 Fla. Tax Rev. 1-57 (2012).

Michael Hatfield, Tax Lawyers, Tax Defiance, and the Ethics of Casual Conversation, 10 Fla. Tax Rev. 841-67 (2011).

Michael Hatfield, The Effect of Legal Professionalization on Moral Reasoning: A Reply to Professor Vischer and Professor Wendel, 104 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 300-308 (2010).

Michael Hatfield, The Anabaptist Conscience and Religious Exemption to Jury Service, 65 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 269-322 (2009).

Michael Hatfield, Professionalizing Moral Deference, 104 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 1-11 (2009).

Michael Hatfield, Pro Se Executors--Unauthorized Practice of Law, or Not?, 59 Baylor L. Rev. 329-80 (2007).

Michael Hatfield, Fifth Circuit Survey: Taxation, 39 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 1035-75 (2007).

Michael Hatfield, Ignore the Rumors--Campaigning from the Pulpit Is Okay: Thinking Past the Symbolism of Section 501(c)(3), 20 Notre Dame J. L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 125-73 (2006).

Michael Hatfield, Fear, Legal Indeterminacy, and the American Lawyering Culture, 10 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 511-29 (2006), reprinted in Legal Profession: Modern Approach (Asha B. Joshi ed., Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India Ifcai University Press 2008).

Book Chapters

Michael Hatfield, Legitimacy, Identity, Violence and the Law, in On Torture (Thomas Hilde ed., Johns Hopkins University Press 2008).

Michael Hatfield, Anne Milgram & Michelle D. Monticciolo, Bob Jones University: Defining Violations of Fundamental Public Policy, in Topics in Philanthropy No. 6 (New York University School of Law 2000) (Center on Philanthropy and the Law Monograph Series).

Professional Publications

Michael Hatfield, Duties to the Tax SystemReflecting at a Century's End, 140 Tax Notes 1595-99 (2013).

Michael Hatfield, Ethics, Law, and Professional Regulation: The ABA Tax Section Debate on Circular 230, 132 Tax Notes 1043 (2011).

Michael Hatfield, Teaching Tax Lawyer Ethics, 132 Tax Notes 87 (2011).

Book Reviews

Michael Hatfield, Book Review, 26 J. L. & Religion 651-56 (2010) (reviewing Richard Patrick Church, First Be Reconciled: Challenging Christians in the Courts (2008)).

Michael Hatfield, Book Review, 26 J. L. & Religion 657-61 (2010) (reviewing Samuel G. London, Jr., Seventh-Day Adventists and the Civil Rights Movement (2009)).

Works in Progress

Michael Hatfield, Taxation and Surveillance: An Agenda (Univ. of Wash. Sch. of Law Research Paper No. 2014-34).

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