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About Brian D. Galle

Professor Galle joined Georgetown University Law Center in 2015. Before Georgetown, he was associate professor of law (with tenure) at Boston College Law School and 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.

Professor Galle has also been a visiting professor at George Washington University Law School, San Diego 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.


Present Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

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

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

Contact Information

Brian Galle
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001


Works in Progress (8)

Articles (35)