Linda JellumLinda Jellum

Ellison C. Palmer Professor of Tax Law
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Curriculum Vita

Linda Jellum is the Ellison C. Palmer Professor of Tax. She teaches Administrative Law, Statutory Interpretation, and Federal Courts. In addition to teaching, Professor Jellum is a prolific scholar and has written extensively in the many different areas of Administrative Law and Statutory Interpretation. Her numerous articles include the following:

• Dodging the Taxman: Why the Partnership Anti-Abuse Regulation is Unconstitutional, __ L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2014).
• Codifying and “Miscodifying” Judicial Anti-Abuse Tax Doctrines, 33 VA. TAX REV. __ (forthcoming 2014).
• The Impact of the Rise and Fall of Chevron on the Executive’s Power to Make and Interpret Law, 44 LOY. U. CHI. L.J. 141 (2012).
• Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Reconciling Brown v. Gardner’s Presumption that Interpretive Doubt be Resolved in Veterans’ Favor with Chevron’s Second Step, 61 AM. U.L. REV. 59 (2011)
• But That Is Absurd! Why Specific Absurdity Undermines Textualism, 76 BROOKLYN L.R. 917 (2011)
• The Art of Statutory Interpretation: Identifying the Interpretive Theory of the Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 49 U. LOUISVILLE L. REV. 59 (2011).
• The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims: Has it Mastered Chevron’s Step Zero?, 3 VETERANS L. REV. 67 (2011).
• Neither Fish nor Fowl: Administrative Judges in the Modern Administrative State, WINDSOR YEARBOOK OF ACCESS TO JUSTICE, (2010) Volume 28, Issue 2 (co-authored).
• “Which is to be Master,” The Judiciary or the Legislature? When Statutory Directives Violate Separation of Powers, 56 U.C.L.A. L. REV. 837 (2009).
• Chevron’s Demise: A Survey of Chevron from Infancy to Senescence, 59 ADMIN. L. REV. 725 (2007).
• Chenery II and the Development of Federal Administrative Law, 58 ADMIN. L. REV. 815 (2006) (co-authored).
• Cool Data on a Hot Issue: Empirical Evidence that a Law School Bar Support Program Enhances Bar Performance, 5 NEV. L.J. 646 (2005) (co-authored).
• Parents Know Best: Revising Our Approach to Parental Custody Agreements, 65 OHIO ST. L.J. 615 (2004).
She has also authored two books and two book chapters on statutory interpretation:
• MASTERING STATUTORY INTERPRETATION (Carolina Academic Press) (2d ed. 2013).
• The Theories of Statutory Construction in American Jurisprudence, in LOGIC AND LEGISLATION __ (Springer, forthcoming 2014).
• Codifying the Judicially Crafted Economic Substance Doctrine, in COLLECTED PAPERS OF THE 2013 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW FORUM __ (Carolina Academic Press, Russell Weaver ed., forthcoming 2014).

Professor Jellum has been a leader in legal education. She has served on many professional committees and boards for critical organizations in the legal academy. For example, she was the Deputy Director for the Association of American Law Schools and for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. She was a board member for the Southeastern Association of Law Schools and a council member for the American Bar Association Section’s on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.
Before joining the faculty, Professor Jellum spent five years working for Washington State’s Attorney General’s office. While there, she served as lead attorney for the Department of Social and Health Services. Prior to working as an assistant attorney general, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Paul Yesawich.
Professor Jellum received her J.D. from Cornell Law School and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University. She has the unique honor of having sat for and passed five states’ bar exams.