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Diane M. Ring

Diane Ring

Diane M. Ring is the IBFD Professor in Residence for 2019. She is also Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty, and the Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar at Boston College Law School. Her primary fields of expertise and research are international taxation, tax and labour in the new economy, and ethics in taxation. 

Prof. Ring was the US National Reporter for the 2012 IFA Conference on the Debt-Equity Conundrum and the US National Reporter for the 2004 IFA Conference on Double Nontaxation. She has worked as a consultant to the United Nations on projects regarding treaties and transparency and disclosure for developing countries. In addition to numerous articles, chapters, and reviews, Prof. Ring is also co-author of three case books in taxation – one on international taxation, one on corporate taxation, and one on ethical issues in federal tax practice. She is also one of the chapter authors and the US country expert for the IBFD Global Tax Treaty Commentary project.

Prof. Ring is an Academic Board Member for Advanced Diploma International Taxation (ADIT), a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, a Vice Chair of the Teaching Tax Committee of the American Bar Association Tax Section, and a Council Member for the New England Region of IFA USA.

Prof. Ring has been a visiting professor and lecturer at institutions including Harvard Law School, Radzyner School of Law/IDC (Israel), University of New South Wales (Australia), Instituto Technologico de Mexico, University of Auckland Law School (New Zealand), and St. Mary’s Law School at Innsbruck Austria.

Prior to joining the Boston College Law School, Prof. Ring was an associate professor of law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and an assistant professor at Harvard Law School. Before entering academia, Prof. Ring practised at the firm of Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C., specializing in the area of international tax and the taxation of financial instruments. Prof. Ring also clerked for Judge Jon O. Newman of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  She received her A.B. and J.D. from Harvard University.