Daniel Hemel

Daniel Hemel
Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Daniel Hemel is a Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. His wide-ranging research explores topics in taxation, intellectual property, administrative and constitutional law, and nonprofit organizations. He has published more than fifty scholarly articles and essays in law reviews and economics journals, including in the Columbia Law Review, Journal of Economic Perspectives, National Tax Journal, NYU Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. His academic work has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, multiple federal courts of appeals, the Delaware Chancery Court, and the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition to his scholarly writing, Daniel has published dozens of essays and op-eds on tax policy, constitutional law, and current events in leading national newspapers, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. He has testified before Congress and the California State Assembly on tax topics, and he has assisted U.S. senators, House members, and state lawmakers in drafting tax legislation. Daniel also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Tax Association and is a co-editor of the Journal of Legal Analysis.

Daniel graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and earned an M.Phil with distinction in International Relations at University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He then earned his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. After law school, he served as visiting counsel at the Joint Committee on Taxation and clerked for Judge Michael Boudin on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Judge Sri Srinivasan on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan on the U.S. Supreme Court. He has held visiting professorships at Harvard Law School and Stanford Law School, and he served for seven years on the University of Chicago faculty, where he was a Professor of Law and Ronald H. Coase Research Scholar. In the spring of 2024, he will be a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Daniel lives in Greenwich Village, and he enjoys running along the Hudson River and exploring New York's parks, playgrounds, and museums with his spouse and their two children.