Professor of Law
Office: Room Y240
Benjamin Leff teaches courses on U.S. federal tax law and the law of charitable and non-profit organizations. His scholarship focuses on the regulation of nonprofits. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Leff was a visiting assistant professor at Harvard Law School, practiced tax law in Austin Texas, and clerked in Federal District Court. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, holds an M.A. in religious studies from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Oberlin College.
Areas of Specialization
- Non-Profit Law and Philanthropy
Degrees & Universities
- J.D., Yale Law School 2000
- M.A., University of Chicago Divinity School 1994
- B.A., Oberlin College 1990
- Benjamin Leff, Tax Benefits of Government-Owned Marijuana Stores, 50 UC Davis L. Rev. 559 (2016).
- Benjamin Leff & Heather Hughes, Student Loan Derivatives: Improving on Income-Based Approaches to Financing Law School, 61 Vill. L. Rev. 99 (2016).
- Benjamin Leff, Preventing Private Inurement in Tranched Social Enterprises, 45 Seton Hall L. Rev. 1 (2015).
- Benjamin Leff, Tax Planning for Marijuana Dealers, 99 Iowa L. Rev. 523 (2014).
- Benjamin Leff, The Case Against For-Profit Charity, 42 Seton Hall L. Rev. 819 (2012).
- Benjamin Leff, "Sit Down and Count the Cost:" A Framework for Constitutionally Enforcing the 501(c)(3) Campaign Intervention Ban, 28 Va. Tax Rev. 673 (2009).