Professor of Law
Codirector, Center for Professional Values and Practice
Cochair, New York Law and Society Colloquium
Tanina Rostain is Professor of Law and co-director of the Center for Professional Values and Practice. She received an MA in Philosophy from Yale University and a JD from Yale Law School, where she served as an Articles Editor on the Yale Law Journal. Upon graduation, she clerked for Ellen Ash Peters, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. She practiced law for several years, returning in 1996 to Yale Law School as a Keck Fellow in Legal Ethics and Professional Culture. Professor Rostain's work focuses on the empirical investigation of professional norms in corporate and tax practice. Recent publications include "Travails in Tax: KPMG and the Tax Shelter Controversy" in Legal Ethics: Law Stories (2006); "The Rise of 'Law Consultants'," in the Fordham Law Review (2006); and "General Counsel in the Age of Compliance: Preliminary Findings and New Research Questions" in the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics (2007).
During the 2008-09 academic year, Professor Rostain is a faculty fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics (http://www.ethics.harvard.edu/StaffShow.php?id=56) at Harvard University, where she is at work on a book that examines the role of tax professionals and in the rise of the tax shelter industry 1994-2004.
Swarthmore, B.A. 1981
Yale, M.A. 1983, J.D. 1987.
Law Clerk, the Honorable Ellen Ash Peters, Chief Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
W.M. Keck Foundation Fellow in Legal Ethics and Professional Culture, Yale University, 1996-98
Authority on the legal profession, with published works on legal ethics, legal profession, and on behavioral economics and law.