Susan C. Morse

  • Professor


  • JD Harvard
  • AB Princeton

Areas of Specialty

Susan Morse joined the University of Texas law faculty in 2013. She studies and writes about rules and standards, international tax reform and tax compliance; and has taught federal income tax, business tax, international tax, and tax policy courses. She has pioneered the Financial Methods for Lawyers course at Texas Law. In 2013, she served as the Abe Greenbaum Fellow at the University of New South Wales School of Taxation and Business Law, Sydney. Susie edits the tax section at Follow her on Twitter @susancmorse.

Professor Morse clerked for the Honorable Michael Boudin of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and spent seven years in business tax practice at Ropes & Gray, Boston and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Palo Alto. Prior to joining the Texas faculty, she served as Associate Professor at UC Hastings College of the Law and as Research Assistant Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Susie's recent writings include: A Ninth Circuit amicus brief filed in 2016 in Altera Corp. v. Commissioner supporting the validity of Treasury’s regulation that requires cost-sharing arrangements to include stock-based compensation. Blog coverage here, here, here and here. Other recent papers include: Safe Harbors, Sure Shipwrecks, 49 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1385 (2016); Tax Anti-Avoidance Law in Australia and the United States, 49 Int'l Law. 111 (2015) A Simpler Offshore Profits Transition Tax, 76 Tax Notes Int'l 629 (Feb. 17, 2014); Startup Ltd.: Tax Planning and Initial Incorporation, 14 Fla. Tax Rev. 319 (2013); Why FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements Bind the U.S. Government, 70 Tax Notes Int'l 245 (April 15, 2013) ; Tax Haven Incorporation for U.S. Firms: No Exodus Yet, 66 Nat’l Tax J. 395 (2013); The Transfer Pricing Regs Need a Good Edit, 40 Pepperdine L. Rev. 1415 (2013); A Corporate Offshore Profits Transition Tax, 91 N.C. L. Rev. 549 (2013)