Adam Stanton Chodorow

Assoc. Dean for Strategic Planning & Professor of Law

Adam Chodorow’s research and teaching interests lie in tax, administrative and regulatory law. He teaches a variety of tax courses, as well as a course in business organizations. His research focuses on religious taxation, the taxation of virtual currencies, and a variety of contemporary tax issues.

 During the 2009/2010 academic year, Professor Chodorow taught the Southwest University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China, as a Fulbright scholar.  From 2012 to 2013, he served as the Associate Dean for Innovative Ventures, charged with designing the ASU Alumni Law Group, a post-graduate program designed to train recent graduates in the practical aspects of being a lawyer.

 Professor Chodorow is a past Chair of the Teaching Tax Committee of the ABA’s Tax Section and the Association of American Law School’s Jewish Law Section.  He is a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel and a member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Tannenwald Writing Competition.  He has served as the law school's liaison to the Council of the Tax Section of the State Bar of Arizona and also as the Faculty Editor of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, published by the College together with the ABA’s Section of Science & Technology Law.

 Before joining the faculty in 2004, Professor Chodorow clerked for Judge Joseph H. Gale of the U.S. Tax Court. At New York University, he won the David H. Moses Memorial Prize for having the highest cumulative academic average and the Harry J. Rudick Memorial Award for distinction in the LL.M. Tax Program. Professor Chodorow was an attorney at Pacific Gas & Electric Company in San Francisco, where he worked on energy-related litigation and regulatory matters, and he also practiced commercial litigation for Shartsis, Friese & Ginsburg.

Selected Works

Bitcoin and the Definition of Foreign Currency, 19 Fla. Tax Rev. 637 (2016).

Death and Taxes and Zombies, 98 Iowa L. Rev. 1207 (2013).

Tracing Basis Through Virtual Spaces, 95 Cornell L. Rev. 283 (2010).

Biblical Tax Systems and the Case for Progressive Taxation, 23 J. L. & Religion 51 (2008).


Assistant: KC Gardiner-Johnson

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., Classics, Yale College (1987)

M.A., History, University of Virginia (1990)

J.D., University of Virginia (1990)

LL.M., New York University (2003)