Professor of Law and Robert E. Knowlton Scholar Co-Director, Fed Tax Law Clinic
Cynthia Blum
Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Cynthia A. Blum teaches a wide variety of tax courses and is a founder and co-director of the Federal Tax Law Clinic.  Many of her publications have dealt with cross-border taxation of individuals. Before joining the Rutgers faculty, she practiced law with Sidley & Austin in Chicago, and with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York. 

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]  Her publications have dealt with a broad array of topics, including U.S. income taxation of foreign students, privacy concerns in disclosing foreigner’s U.S. bank deposits to his home tax authorities, U.S. income taxation of unauthorized workers, estate taxation of foreigners, U.S. taxation of the shipping industry, income taxation of cross-border retirement plans, and the feasibility of adopting a rollover approach to property dispositions.


“Migrants with Retirement Plans: The Challenge of Harmonizing Tax Rules,” 17 Florida Tax Review 1 (2015); Blum & Singer, A Proposal for Taking the Complexities Out of Taxing U.S. Retirement Distributions to Foreign Nationals, 11 Florida Tax Review 775 (2011).

  • Tax Clinic
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  • Taxation ( Federal)
  • Taxation of Business Entities