Susannah Camic Tahk

Professor of Law; Associate Dean, Research & Faculty Development; Institute for Legal Studies Director

Tahk, Susannah Camic

Room 5211B, Law School

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B.A., Yale University
M.A., Yale University
J.D., Yale Law School


Susannah Camic Tahk serves as associate dean for research and faculty development and director of the Institute for Legal Studies, although she is on leave from these positions for the 2021-22 academic year. She researches and teaches tax law and policy and is an affiliate of UW-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty. Before coming to UW Law, Tahk practiced in the tax group in the Washington, DC office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she focused on controversy and policy matters. 

A graduate of Madison's Memorial High School, Tahk received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was executive editor of the Yale Journal on Regulation and a student director of the Landlord-Tenant Clinic. Tahk's articles have appeared or will appear in the Tax Law Review, the Columbia Journal of Tax Law, the Wisconsin Law Review, the Arizona Law Review, the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, the Brooklyn Law Review, the Penn State Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, the Pittsburgh Tax Review and the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (see Jotwell coverage here and here).

In 2020, Tahk received the Vilas Mid-Career Investigator Award from UW-Madison. 2015, Tahk received the Vilas Early Career Investigator Award from UW-Madison and was named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal. In 2017, she won the Pro Bono Award from Wisconsin's Association for Women Lawyers. She's mom to Serena, age 7; Sam, age 3; and Sebastian, age 0.

 Tahk is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and in Wisconsin


Scholarship & Publications


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Teaching Areas

  • Tax
  • Tax Policy

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