Remembering UC Law SF Emeritus Professor of Law Stephen A. Lind

Emeritus Professor of Law Stephen A. Lind                            A giant in the field of tax law.                                     (January 15, 1941 – February 15, 2024)

UC Law SF recognizes the recent and unexpected passing of a giant in the tax law field, Stephen Lind, who joined the faculty in 1975 and helped build the nationally recognized tax bench that exists to this day.

“Generations of UC Law SF students found their calling in tax law thanks to Steve’s inspirational teaching and example,” Chancellor & Dean David Faigman said.

For more than fifty years, students across the country learned tax law from textbooks Stephen co-authored. Those books and their emphasis on the problem method transformed tax pedagogy.

“I will miss Steve, as will so many others, but I know Steve’s legacy will live on through the UC Law SF tax program he helped to create, through the thousands of students that he taught and that learned from his books, and through all of us whose lives are richer because Steve was in them,” said Senior Director of the UC Law SF Center on Tax Law and Professor of Law Heather Field.

Stephen Lind generously endowed the Stephen A. Lind Professorship, and Professor Field is the inaugural holder of that chair.


Morris Ratner
Provost & Academic Dean


To view Stephen A. Lind’s obituary, click here