Andy Grewal, the College of Law's inaugural Visiting Associate Professor of Law, developed his interest in tax law while at the University of Michigan Law School.
“Tax law was different from the first-year courses I had taken,” he said. “I liked the technical, statutory nature of it. There are as many unanswerable questions in tax as in any other area of the law, but I enjoyed the rigorous approach to finding a solution in the face of inescapable ambiguity."
Grewal first thought about an academic career while earning an LL.M. in taxation at the Georgetown University Law Center. “At Michigan, I was too busy trying to learn tax law to even think about teaching or publishing," Grewal said. "But with the extensive help of my faculty mentor, Albert Lauber, producing original scholarship became feasible.”
Grewal came to the College of Law from private practice with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Washington, D.C., where he worked on the tax aspects of mergers, acquisitions and restructurings.
He will teach international, corporate and federal income taxation
“I greatly enjoyed working in private practice and learned more than I thought possible," he said. "Anyone interested in a career in tax law would be lucky to spend time at a place like Skadden. But, at ASU, it’s nice to be able to focus on the tax issues that I want to, as opposed to having my work dictated by client needs. No one will ever ask me to look at tax withholding regulations again, I hope.”
The Visiting Associate Professor of Law Program prepares recent law school graduates for careers in legal academia.