Goldburn P. Maynard, Jr.

Assistant Professor of Law

About

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.

Elder Law

Estate and Gift Taxation

Decedents' Estates

Federal Income Taxation of Individuals

Property (Summer Enrichment Program 2018)

Articles

Legislating with Tall Tales (work in progress)

The Elusive Dream of Good Long-Term Care for Minorities, 2018 Wisc. L. Rev. (work in progress) (forthcoming 2019)

Perpetuating Inequality by Taxing Wealth, 84 Fordham L. Rev. 2429 (2016)

Addressing Wealth Disparities: Reimagining Wealth Taxation as a Tool for Building Wealth, 92 Denv. U. L. Rev. 145 (2014). Emerging Scholar Award winner

To Pay or Delay: The Nominee's Dilemma under Collection Due Process, 82 Tulane L. Rev. 781 (2008) (co-author). John Minor Wisdom Award winner for best lead article in volume

Essays, Comments, Observations

Intergenerational Collaborations in Elder Law, in Connecting the Dots: Work.Life.Balance and Ageing (Patricia Mohammed ed., forthcoming 2019) (Randle Publishers)

Rewritten Opinion in Reece v. Elliott, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Trusts and Estates Opinions (Browne C. Lewis, Carla Spivack, & Deborah Gordon eds., forthcoming 2019) (Cambridge University Press)

Law Professors Should Learn at the Feet of Elementary School Teachers (work in progress)

Hold on to your Student Loan ... I'll Take the Cash Instead, Denv. U. L. Rev. Online (forthcoming 2018)

They're Watching You: How the NCAA Infringes on the Freedom of Families, 2018 Wisc. L. Rev. Forward 1

Off to See the Length Wizard: On Essays, Comments, and Observations, Nev. L.J. Forum (forthcoming 2018)

Commentary on Estate of Clack v. Commissioner, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (Bridget J. Crawford & Anthony C. Infanti eds., 2017) (Cambridge University Press)

Book Reviews

Embracing a New Tax Paradigm, J. Am. Tax. Ass'n (reviewing Anthony C. Infanti, Our Selfish Tax Laws: Toward Tax Reform That Mirrors Our Better Selves (2018)) (work in progress) (forthcoming 2019)

Retelling the Rags to Riches Story, 8 Ark. J. Soc. Change & Pub. Serv. (reviewing Chris Hughes, Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn (2018)) (forthcoming 2019)

Op-Eds

Reverse Robin Hood retirement system needs a reboot, The Hill, Aug. 20, 2018

#MeToo movement helps to shed light on depression in men, The Hill, Mar. 8, 2018

Party now, pay later: New tax bill steals from future generations, The Hill, Dec. 27, 2017

Scholarly Presentations

Presenter, Legislating with Tall Tales, Second Annual Equality Law Scholars' Forum, Davis, CA, November 2018

Panelist, The Elusive Dream of Good Long-Term Care for Minorities, 2018 Wisconsin Law Review Wills, Trusts and Estates Meets Gender, Race and Class Symposium, Madison, WI, October 2018

Commentator, "Will Recent First Amendment Jurisprudence Exacerbate Racism in Payment Environments?" John Mercer Langston Conference, Los Angeles, CA, July 2018

Panelist/Commentator, Legislating with Tall Tales, Junior Tax XII, Boulder, CO, June 2018

Presenter, How Can I Collect Meaningful Data to Inform What—and How—I Teach?, University of Louisville Delphi Center, January 2017

Panelist, On the Limits of Tax Justice, Class Crits IX Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2016

Presenter, On the Limits of Tax Justice, Moritz College of Law Ohio State University Faculty Workshop, Columbus, OH, August 2016

Presenter, A Plea for Courts to Abolish the Judicially Created Right of the Wealthy to Avoid Estate Taxes, John Mercer Langston Conference, Miami, FL, July 2016

Panelist/Commentator, A Plea for Courts to Abolish the Judicially Created Right of the Wealthy to Avoid Estate Taxes, Junior Tax XII, Irvine, CA, June 2016

Panelist/Discussant, A Plea for Courts to Abolish the Judicially Created Right of the Wealthy to Avoid Estate Taxes, Law and Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 2016

Panelist, Inequality and Taxation, American Bar Association Section of Taxation Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, January 2016

Panelist, Perpetuating Inequality by Taxing Wealth, Fordham Law Review We Are What We Tax, Symposium, New York, NY, November 2015

Panelist, What is America's "Ideal Vision" for the Distribution of Wealth by Race?, Class Crits VIII Conference, Knoxville, TN, October 2015

Panelist, What is America's "Ideal Vision" for the Distribution of Wealth by Race?, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference, Boca Raton, FL, August 2015

Panelist, What is America's "Ideal Vision" for the Distribution of Wealth by Race?, Law and Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 2015

Panelist, Addressing Wealth Disparities, Class Crits VII Conference, Davis, CA, November 2014

Workshop, Addressing Wealth Disparities, Washington University Faculty Workshop, St. Louis, MO, April 2014

Workshop, Addressing Racial Wealth Disparities, Washington University Faculty Workshop, St. Louis, MO, September 2013

Workshop, The Vanishing Death Tax, Developing Ideas Conference, Lexington, KY, May 2013

Panelist, Addressing Racial Wealth Disparities, Critical Tax Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2013

Workshop, Addressing Racial Wealth Disparities, Washington University Junior Faculty Workshop, St. Louis, MO, November 2012

University Service

Member, KRUGIEP grant group

Faculty representative, 2017 Celebration of Teaching and Learning

Law School Service

Member, Diversity Committee (2015-Present)

Member, Reinstatement Committee (2015-2018)

Awards

Nominee, 2017-18 University of Louisville Faculty Favorite