Camilla E. Watson

Professor of Law

B.A., Converse College
M.S., Medical University of South Carolina
J.D., University of Mississippi
LL.M., New York University


Courses

Federal Income Tax
Timing Aspects of Federal Income Tax
Civil Tax Practice and Procedure
Tax Crimes
Criminal Law


Biographical Information

Camilla E. Watson joined the Georgia Law faculty in 1989. She teaches in the areas of federal taxation and criminal law. 

She has published widely in the area of federal taxation, including a number of articles, two casebooks and two study guides. She is the author, with Brookes Billman, of the leading casebook Federal Tax Practice and Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Problems, 2d ed. (Thomson/West, 2011). She is also the author of a nutshell, Tax Procedure and Tax Fraud, 4th ed. (Thomson/West, 2011) and Federal Income Taxation (Oxford University Press, 2011), which is part of the series Model Problems and Outstanding Answers.

Watson has been active in the Association of American Law Schools, serving as the founding chair of the Section on Employee Benefits. While in private practice, she was a member of the Federal Tax Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. She is a member of the Illinois, South Carolina and Mississippi bars.

During the 2013-14 academic year, she served as the faculty coach for Georgia Law students competing in the American Bar Association Law Student Tax Challenge. The students won the national title during the school's first year of participation in this annual contest.  

Watson earned her bachelor's degree from Converse College and her law degree from the University of Mississippi, where she served as research editor and comments editor of the Mississippi Law Journal. Her LL.M. in taxation is from New York University. In addition, Watson earned a master's degree in microbiology from the Medical University of South Carolina.


Publications & Activities

ARTICLES
BOOKS
CHAPTERS
PROCEEDINGS

ARTICLES

Reflections on the Life and Times of Alan Watson,  41 Ga. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 719 (2014).

Legislating Morality: The Duty to the Tax System Revisited, 51 U. Kan. L. Rev. 1197 (2003).

Tax Lawyers, Ethical Obligations, and the Duty to the System, 47 U. Kan. L. Rev. 847 (1999).

Equitable Recoupment: A New Light on an Old and Inconsistent Remedy, 65 Fordham L. Rev. 691 (1996).

Machiavelli and the Politics of Welfare, National Health, and Old Age: A Comparative Perspective of the Policies of the United States and Canada, 1993 Utah L. Rev. 1337 (1993).

Broken Promises Revisited: The Window of Vulnerability for Surviving Spouses under ERISA, 76 Iowa L. Rev. 431 (1991).

The Pension Game: Age- and Gender-Based Inequities in the Retirement System, 25 Ga. L. Rev. 1 (1990); reprinted in 7 Lab. Law. 159 (1991).

Civil Rights -- Federal Jurisdiction -- Exhaustion of Adequate and Appropriate State Administrative Remedies is a Prerequisite For Judicial Review Under Section 1983, 51 Miss. L.J. 283 (1980) (student note).

BOOKS

Federal Tax Practice and Procedure: Cases, Materials and Problems, 2d ed. (Thomson/West, 2011) (Teacher's Manual, 2011).

Tax Procedure and Tax Fraud in a Nutshell, 4th ed. (Thomson/West, 2011).

Federal Income Taxation (Oxford University Press, 2011) (Model Problems and Outstanding Answers series).

Tax Procedure and Tax Fraud in a Nutshell, 3rd ed. (West Group, 2006).

Federal Tax Practice and Procedure: Cases, Materials, and Problems (West Group, 2004) (with Brookes D. Billman, Jr.) (Teacher's Manual 2005).

Federal Taxation of Deferred Compensation Plans (Commerce Clearing House, 1989) (with Michael H. Hoeflich).

CHAPTERS

"Computing and Paying the Withholding Tax" in Federal Tax Series (Matthew Bender, 1989).

PROCEEDINGS

Symposium: Tax Compliance: Should Congress Reform the 1998 IRS Reform Act?, University of Kansas Law Review, Lawrence, Kansas, 2003.

Ethics in Tax Practice.  Symposium on Professionalism in the Twenty-First Century, University of Kansas Law Review, Lawrence, Kansas, 1998.

Camilla E. Watson

Contact Information

University of Georgia
School of Law
310 Hirsch Hall
Athens, GA 30602

Phone: (706) 542-5208
Fax: (706) 542-5556
Email: camillaw@uga.edu


Administrative Support

Cindy Wentworth
Phone: (706) 542-5173
Email: cwent@uga.edu


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