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Richard Winchester has anchored the tax program at Thomas Jefferson School of Law since 2003. Now a leading authority on federal employment tax policy, he was elected into the National Academy of Social Insurance in 2010. He spent most of 2012 in Tunisia as a Fulbright Scholar teaching Financing International Trade at the University of Carthage.
He entered law teaching after working for a decade as a corporate tax planner, helping privately owned and publicly-traded companies structure their business operations and financial transactions. Although his career initially focused on multi-state taxation, he spent his final years in practice as an international tax attorney in the national tax office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, advising both U.S. firms investing abroad and foreign firms investing in the U.S.
Professor Winchester is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He later clerked for Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University, majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Consistently active in civic matters, he has led grassroots political organizations in Pennsylvania and also helped rewrite the charter for the city of Bowie, Maryland. He has served on the Executive Board of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association and the San Diego Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. He also co-chairs the San Diego Committee of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations.
Professor Winchester has won several age group awards as an ocean swimmer. He is also a trained cook and an award winning baker. The son of two professional musicians, he is a lifelong pianist.
Courses Include: Federal Income Taxation, Federal Estate and Gift Taxation, International Taxation, Taxation of Business Organizations, Business Associations, Lawyering Skills.