Kristin E. Hickman
Professor Kristin E. Hickman teaches and writes primarily in the areas of tax law, administrative law, and statutory interpretation. Her current research involves issues of judicial deference and statutory interpretation in the federal income tax context.
Professor Hickman received her B.S. degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting and a secondary major in history from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. After practicing for several years as a certified public accountant, Professor Hickman earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, where she was awarded the Raoul Berger Prize for her work on "Chevron's Domain" and the Lowden Wigmore Prize for her work on "Should Advance Pricing Agreements Be Published?"
Following law school, Professor Hickman clerked for The Honorable David B. Sentelle of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; practiced law as an associate with the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, concentrating on corporate and international tax transactions and matters; and served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law during the 2003-04 academic year.