LL.M. tax law alums celebrate program’s 30th anniversary
Emeritus Tax Law Professor Ira Shepard, left, hammers home a point during a discussion with Assistant Professor Bret Wells about the ethics of tax law.
Professor William Streng, center, talks to former students during the first reunion of LL.M. Tax Law graduates.
Oct. 14, 2013 – Alumni of the LL.M. Tax Law Program at the University of Houston Law Center filled the Hendricks Heritage Room Friday afternoon to celebrate the program’s 30th anniversary with the group’s first-ever reunion.
The gathering was organized by Paul Asofsky, adjunct professor and senior adviser to the LL.M. Tax Program, who personally contacted more than 190 of the 255 graduates of the program and compiled a directory.
Emeritus Tax Law Professor Ira Shepard, who retired in 2011 after 36 years at the school, and Assistant Professor Bret Wells led a discussion oftax ethics during the CLE portion of the event. Interim Dean Richard Alderman gave a quick update on the state of the school, including improvements under way to the courtyards and Albertus Room and construction of a new Frankel Room and teachers’ lounge. Peggy Fortner, Director of Graduate Legal Studies, spoke briefly about the success and growth of the LL.M. program.
Professors William Streng, Shepard, and Asofsky congratulated the alums for the great success they have enjoyed in their careers and urged them to build on the impetus of the first reunion to stay in touch with the Law Center and fellow graduates.