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About Shu-Yi Oei

Shu-Yi Oei joined Boston College Law School in 2017. She teaches and writes in the areas of tax law and policy, bankruptcy law and commercial law. She taught at Tulane Law School from 2009-2017 and was the inaugural holder of the Hoffman F. Fuller Professorship in Tax Law. Oei also received the 2014 Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching award,Tulane Law School’s highest teaching honor.

Oei’s research focuses on the relationship between the administration and collection of taxes and economic security and financial risk. Her recent work also addresses innovations in the arena of human capital investments and the taxation and regulation of new industries and transactions. Her articles have appeared in leading publications, including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Boston College Law Review and the American Bankruptcy Law Journal. She has presented her research at various workshops and conferences, including the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Tax Policy Colloquium and the Northwestern University School of Law Colloquium on Advanced Topics in Taxation. In collaboration with Tulane's Murphy Institute, she co-founded the Tulane Tax Roundtable, an annual gathering of leading tax scholars.

Before joining the Tulane faculty, Oei practiced tax law in Boston for six years. Her practice included advising clients on federal, state and international tax matters, transactional tax planning and tax controversies. In addition to her law degree, Oei holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.


Present Professor, Boston College Law School

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  • Fall 2018: Tax Policy, Taxation II, Legal Scholarship Workshop
  • Spring 2019: Law & Economics, Legal Scholarship Workshop


2003 MTS, Harvard Divinity School
2003 JD, Harvard Law School
1999 BA, Brown University

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Boston College Law School
885 Centre St.
Newton Center, MA 02459
Phone: 617-552-4340


Articles (17)

Blog Posts (5)

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