Joel Newman is a well-known nationally and internationally as a tax scholar and lawyer. He is the author of Federal Income Taxation: Cases, Problems and Materials, now in its 5th edition, and has written and lectured extensively on tax and professional responsibility topics. He has taught as a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii, University of Florida, Notre Dame and Xiamen University, in the People's Republic of China. Joel has served as a consultant for CEELI, the ABA's rule of law initiative, for projects in Lithuania, Macedonia, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, and St. Petersburg, Russia. Before joining the faculty, he was an Associate with Shearman & Sterling in New York, and with Frederickson, Byron, Colborn, Bisbee & Hansen, in Minneapolis. Joel is married, and has two children. He also has a pet, stuffed gorilla (a gift from his international tax students), and an office cookie jar, which he tries to keep well stocked, and available to students.