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About Brian D. Galle

Professor Galle joined the Boston College Law School in 2010. Before moving to B.C., he was an assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Law. His primary research interests include taxation, nonprofit organizations, behavioral law and economics, federalism, and public finance economics.
His article, "The Distortionary Effect of Subsidies for Charity in a Federal System," was selected for presentation at the 2011 Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. In 2009, his manuscript “The Role of Charity in a Federal System” was a runner-up in the American Association of Law Schools Scholarly Papers competition. Also in 2009, his article, “Hidden Taxes,” was selected for presentation at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. In 2008, his article “Administrative Law’s Federalism,” which he co-authored with Mark Seidenfeld of FSU, was chosen as the centerpiece of the Duke Law Journal’s annual symposium on administrative law. He has published in the Stanford, Michigan, Texas, Washington University, George Washington University, and Boston University Law Reviews, and the Duke and Emory Law Journals, among other venues. His essays have also appeared in the Yale Law Journal Online and the Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy.
In addition to his time at FSU, Professor Galle has also been a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center and George Washington University Law School, and a visiting fellow at the Urban/Brookings Tax Policy Center. He practiced for three years as an attorney in the Criminal Appeals and Tax Enforcement Policy Section of the Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice. Before that, he clerked for the Hon. Robert A. Katzmann, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the Hon. Stephen M. Orlofsky of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
He has been a referee for the American Law and Economics Association’s Annual Meeting, as well as for peer-reviewed journals such as Publius: The Journal of Federalism, and the Journal of Legal Studies.


Present Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Taxation, Nonprofit Organizations, Behavioral Law and Economics, Federalism, and Public Finance Economics


  • Fall 2014: Partnership: Trans, Planning, Taxation; Non-Profit Organizations, Taxation II
  • Spring 2015: Partnership: Trans, Planning, Taxation

Contact Information

Brian Galle
Associate Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton, MA 02459
Office Location: Stuart 552


Works in Progress (8)

Articles (35)