Erin A Scharff

Associate Professor of Law

Erin Adele Scharff writes about tax policy and tax federalism. Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Scharff was an Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at New York University School of Law.  After graduating magna cum laude from New York University School of Law, she clerked for the Honorable William A. Fletcher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. In law school, she was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar, a Furman Academic Scholar, and an articles editor for the NYU Law Review.

Before law school, Professor Scharff worked in Washington, D.C. as an advocate and research analyst on housing, health care, and tax policy. In 2007 and 2008, she traveled the country working for Obama for America. She has been a Volunteer Income Tax Assistant tax preparer in both D.C. and San Francisco. She has a B.A. in religious studies from Yale University. Professor Scharff grew up in Phoenix. 

Selected Works

Powerful Cities?: Limits on Municipal Taxing Authority and What to do About Them, 91 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 292 (2016).

Laboratories of Bureaucracy: Administrative Cooperation Between State and Federal Tax Authorities, 68 TAX L. REV 699 (2015).

Antidiscrimination in Employment: The Simple, the Complex, and the Paradoxical, in The Law and Economics of Labor and Employment Law (Cynthia L. Estlund and Michael L. Wachter, ed., Edward Elgar, 2012 (with Samuel Issacharoff)).


Assistant: Leanna Walker

Curriculum Vitae

J.D., New York University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2011

B.A. (Religious Studies), Yale University, 2004