Terrence R. Chorvat

Professor of Law

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  • Phone: 703-993-8208
  • Office: Room 425, Hazel Hall, Arlington
  • Address:
    Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Professor of Law Terrence R. Chorvat is an expert in the taxation of business organizations, particularly the taxation of international transactions. He holds an LLM in Taxation from New York University, where he served as acting assistant professor for two years. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago School of Law and of Northwestern University. In 1997, he served as a policy advisor to Senator Edward Kennedy. Professor Chorvat has published a number of articles in the tax field, including: "Tax Compliance and the Neuroeconomics of Intertemporal Substitution" (National Tax Journal, 2007); "Perception and Income: The Behavioral Economics of the Realization Doctrine" (Connecticut Law Review, 2003); "Apologia for the Double Taxation of Corporate Income" (Wake Forest Law Review, 2003); "Ambiguity and Income Taxation" (Cardozo Law Review, 2002); "Ending the Taxation of Foreign Business Income" (Arizona Law Review, 2001); "Taxing International Corporate Income Efficiently" (Tax Law Review, 2000). He has also written in the emerging field of neuroeconomics with Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith and Kevin McCabe, including: "Lessons from Neuroeconomics for the Law" in The Law and Economics of Irrational Behavior (Vernon Smith & Francesco Parisi eds., Stanford University Press 2003) and "Law and Neuroeconomics" (The Supreme Court Economic Review, 2005). He has also written "Incentives, Choices and Strategic Behavior: A Neuroeconomic Perspective for the Law" in Research Handbook on Behavioral Law and Economics (Kathryn Zeiler & Joshua C. Teitelbaum eds., Edward Elgar forthcoming). Professor Chorvat also has co-authored articles with Michael Knoll of the University of Pennsylvania Law School including: "The Case for Repealing the Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax" (SMU Law Journal, 2003).

He teaches courses in Corporate Income Taxation, Partnership Taxation, Taxation of International Transactions, Advanced U.S. International Taxation, International Business Transactions, Tax Planning, Professional Responsibility, and Federal Income Taxation. His article, Apologia for the Double Taxation of Corporate Income was presented at the Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum.