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Bridget J. Crawford

Bridget J. Crawford

Professor of Law
BA, Yale University 
JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
PhD, Griffith Law School (Brisbane, Aus.)

Contact:
bcrawford@law.pace.edu
(914) 422-4416
Fax: (914) 422-4261
Office: P215

Assistant:
Judy Jaeger
Office: P317
(914) 422-4292

Office Hours:
Tuesdays 9:30AM-11:00AM; or contact professor directly to schedule an appointment; walk-ins welcome.

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Professor Bridget J. Crawford teaches Federal Income Taxation; Estate and Gift Taxation; and Wills, Trusts and Estates. She joined the Pace faculty in 2003, after more than six years of law practice at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP in New York. Her practice was concerned with income, estate and gift tax planning for individuals, as well as tax and other advice to closely-held corporations and exempt organizations.

Professor Crawford is a member of the American Law Institute and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. She is the Associate Editor of the ACTEC Journal. Professor Crawford is the former chair of the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education and the AALS Section on Trusts & Estates. She is one of 26 law professors profiled in the book by Michael Hunter Schwartz et al., What the Best Law Teachers Do, recently published by Harvard University Press. From 2008 through 2012, Professor Crawford served as Pace Law School's inaugural Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development.

You can follow Professor Crawford on Twitter at @ProfBCrawford

Publications: 
 
Books, Book Chapters, and Law Review Articles by Professor Crawford:
  "Portability, Marital Wealth Transfers and the Taxable Unit" (with Wendy C. Gerzog), in Controversies in Tax Law: A Matter of Perspective (Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming 2014) (Anthony C. Infanti ed.) 
  "A Critical Research Agenda for Wills, Trusts and Estates," Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Journal (forthcoming 2014) (with Anthony C. Infanti)
  "A Blueprint for Blogger Involvement in Academic Legal Symposia," 2012 Michigan State Law Review 1829.
  "The Past, Present, and Future of Critical Tax Theory: A Conversation," 10 Pittsburgh Tax Review 59 (2013) (with Karen B. Brown & Mary Louise Fellows)
  "Who Is Afraid of Perpetual Trusts?" 110 Michigan Law Review First Impressions 79 (2012)
  "Our Bodies, Our (Tax) Selves," 31 Virginia Tax Review 695 (2012)
  "Authentic Reproductive Regulation," 96 Minnesota Law Review Headnotes 31 (2012)
  Federal Taxes on Gratuitous Transfers: Law and Planning (Aspen, 2011) (casebook, with Joseph M. Dodge and Wendy C. Gerzog)
  "Taxing Surrogacy," Challenging Gender Inequality in Fiscal Policy Making: Comparative Research on Taxation 95-108 (2011) (Asa Gunnarsonn et al., eds.)
  "Third-Wave Feminism, Motherhood and the Future of Feminist Legal Theory," Gender, Law and Sexualities, (Routledge, 2011) (Jackie Jones et al., eds.)
  "The Currency of White Women's Hair in a Down Economy," 32 Rutgers Women's Rights Law Reporter 45 (2010)
  "Sticky Copyrights: Discriminatory Tax Restraints on the Transfer of Intellectual Property," 67 Washington and Lee Law Review 25 (2010)
  "Taxation, Pregnancy and Privacy," 16 William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law 327 (2010) (co-winner of 2010 Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship)
  "The Third Wave's Break from Feminism," 6 International Journal of Law in Context 100 (2010)
  "Social Factoring the Numbers with Assisted Reproduction," 19 Texas Journal of Women and the Law (2009) (with Lolita Buckner Inniss)
  Critical Tax Theory: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press 2009) (co-edited with Anthony C. Infanti)
  "Tax Avatars," 2008 Utah Law Review 793 (2008)
  "Toward a Third-Wave Feminist Legal Theory: Young Women, Pornography and the Praxis of Pleasure,"  14 Michigan Journal of Gender & Law 99 (2007)  (winner of 2007 Goettel Prize for Faculty Scholarship)
  "The Profits and Penalties of Kinship: Conflicting Meanings of Family in Estate Tax Law," 3 Pittsburgh Tax Review (2005)
  "One Flesh, Two Taxpayers: A New Approach to Marriage and Wealth Transfer Taxation," 6 Florida Tax Review 757 (2004)
  "Daughter of Liberty Wedded to Law’: Gender and Legal Education at the University of Pennsylvania Law Department 1870-1900," 6 The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice 131 (2002)

Other Writings by Professor Crawford:

  "Law Review Articles You Should Have Read in 2013 (But Probably Didn’t)," 143 Tax Notes 1305 (2014)
  "A Lawyer with a Candlestick in the Conservatory: The Perpetuities Whodunnit," Jotwell (June 10, 2014)
  "Planning with Portability Do-Overs (But Only for a Limited Time)," 143 Tax Notes 117 (2014) (with Jonathan G. Blattmachr)
  "Basic Gift and Estate Tax Treatment of Joint Tenancies," 141 Tax Notes 229 (2013) (with Michael Epstein)
  "Sumner Redstone's 40-Year-Old Gift," 140 Tax Notes 833 (2013)
  "Estate Tax and the Civil Rights Vanguard," 138 Tax Notes 123 (2013) 
  "Notable Estate and Gift Tax Articles of 2012," 139 Tax Notes 664 (2013)
  "Avoid Powers to Revoke, Alter, Amend, or Terminate," 137 Tax Notes 83 (2012) (with Loriann M. Low)
  "Gift Taxes, Valuation, and the Need for Quarterly Information Returns," 114 Tax Notes 843 (2012) (with Jay A. Soled)
  "Gift Tax Completion and Retained Powers," 135 Tax Notes 1533 (2012)
  "The Perils of Jointly-Held General Powers of Appointment," 135 Tax Notes 497 (2012)
  "Estate and Gift Tax Must-Reads From 2011," 134 Tax Notes 1453 (2012)
  "The Dog Ate My Estate Tax Return," 134 Tax Notes 1187 (2012)
  "The Tax Man Wins the Nobel Prize," 133 Tax Notes 1421 (2011) (with Jonathan G. Blattmachr)
  "Donating to College Athletics: A Taxing Gesture of Kindness," 133 Tax Notes 229 (2011) (with Troy Lipp)
  "United States Estate Taxation of Nonresident Non-Citizens: A Primer," 132 Tax Notes 759 (2011) (with Troy Lipp and Jonathan G. Blattmachr)
  "Reform the Gift Tax Annual Exclusion to Raise Revenue," 132 Tax Notes 443 (2011)
  "Fixing the Federal Wealth Transfer Tax System", 131 Tax Notes 1281 (2011)
  "Estate and Gift Tax Law Review Articles You Should've Read (But Probably Didn't) in 2010," 130 Tax Notes 1195 (2011)
  "2010's Popular Reading for Estate and Gift Tax Professionals,"  130 Tax Notes 469 (2011)
  "Educational Tax Benefits: More Please," 129 Tax Notes 1323 (2010) (with Shamik Trivedi and Kimberly S. Bliss)
  "Nonprobate Assets," The ABA Practical Guide to Estate Planning 61-70 (2011) (Jay A. Soled, ed.) (with Rachel A. Schwartzman)
  "Steinbrenner to Estate Tax: Who's Boss?" 129 Tax Notes 477 (2010)
  "A Good Time to Die: Family-Based Objections to Inheritance Taxation," Jotwell (Feb. 8, 2010)
  "Law Review Articles You Should've Read (but Probably Didn't) in 2009," 126 Tax Notes 397 (2010)
  "Celebrity, Death, and Taxes: Michael Jackson's Estate," 125 Tax Notes 345 (2009) (with Joshua C. Tate, et al.)
  "Tax Lessons from the Astor Trial," 124 Tax Notes 933 (2009)
  "Estate Tax on Gift Tax: The Liability Conundrum," 123 Tax Notes 1264 (2009) (with Jonathan G. Blattmachr)
  "The Estate Tax Fundamentals of Celebrity and Control," 118 Yale Law Journal Pocket Part 50 (2008) (with Mitchell M. Gans and Jonathan G. Blattmachr)
  "How Low Can You Go? Some Consequences of Substituting a Lower AFR Note for a Higher AFR Note," 109 Journal of Taxation 22 (2008) (with Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Elisabeth O. Madden)
  "Post-Mortem Rights of Publicity: The Federal Estate Tax Consequences of New State-Law Property Rights," 117 Yale Law Journal Pocket Part 203 (2008) (with Mitchell M. Gans and Jonathan G. Blattmachr)
  "Estate Planning for Persons With Less than $5 Million," Estate Planning, Mar. 2007, at 18 (with Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Georgiana J. Slade)
  "Tax Practice in a Circular Revolution: A Review of PLI's Circular 230 Deskbook," 42 Real Property Probate & Trust Journal 213 (2007) (book review)
  Estate Planning for Authors and Artists, 815 Tax Mgmt. (BNA) (2004) (with John Sare)
  Entries on Andrea Dworkin and Katie Roiphe in the Encyclopedia of Rape (Merril Smith, ed.) (2004)
  Model Estate Planning Documents, in appendix to David Westfall and George P. Mair, Estate Planning Law and Taxation(5th ed., 2003) (with James S. Sligar)
  "Grantor Trusts and Income Tax Reporting Requirements: A Primer," Probate Practice Reporter, May 2001, at 1 (with Jonathan G. Blattmachr)
  "Wilderness No More: Alaska as the New ‘Offshore’ Trust Jurisdiction," J. of Soc'y Advanced Legal Stud., Nov. 1999 (with Jonathan G. Blattmachr)
  "Selected Estate Planning Strategies for Persons with Less Than $3 Million," Estate Planning, July 1999, at 243 (with Jonathan G. Blattmachr and Georgiana J. Slade)
  "Gay Does Not Necessarily Mean Good: A Critique of Jeffrey Sherman's ‘Love Speech: The Social Utility of Pornography," 5 American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law 9 (1996)