Goldburn P. Maynard Jr. teaches courses on taxation, gratuitous transfers, and elder law at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law. His research focuses on issues of wealth distribution and inequality, tax policy, and America’s aging population. His most recent essay, They’re Watching You: How the NCAA Infringes on the Freedom of Families, was published in The Wisconsin Law Review Forward. It underscores the inherently unjust nature of NCAA rules that disproportionately disadvantage poor individuals of color.
Professor Maynard takes a learning-centered approach to teaching, which is guided by research on pedagogical methods. This involves a continuous assessment of effectiveness and requires adjustments throughout the semester, while embracing humility in teaching and encouraging student feedback. In 2016 Professor Maynard and his students founded the Estate Planning and Elder Law Program to address important issues of long-term care and end-of-life planning.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Maynard was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Florida State University College of Law and Washington University School of Law. Before entering law teaching, he worked as an estate tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. He began his career as a tax associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.