Larry D. Ward

Orville L. and Ermina D. Dykstra Chair in Federal Tax Law Emeritus

BS, University of Kansas, 1966
JD, University of Kansas, 1969
MAC, University of Iowa, 1996

Larry D. Ward is the Orville L. and Ermina D. Dykstra Professor of Federal Tax Law.   He holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Accounting from the University of Iowa.   His present teaching interests are Basic Federal Income Taxation, Taxation of Business Enterprise, Income Taxation of Estates and Trusts, and Estate and Gift Taxation.  He has also taught Corporate Taxation, Taxation of Partnerships and LLCs, Federal Tax Policy, Estate Planning, Federal Tax Research, Comparative Taxation, Law and Accounting, Corporations, and Unincorporated Business Entities.  

Professor Ward may be unique in the law-teaching world in having served as a professor, a practicing lawyer, and chairman of a publicly traded company. He has served as a Visiting Professor in the graduate tax programs at New York University School of Law and the University of Florida College of Law and has also been a visiting professor at Cornell, Michigan and Duke. He is a former Chair of the Taxation Section of the Association of American Law Schools and served as a trustee of the Iowa Law School Foundation from 1976-1990. His most recent publications are Problems and Solutions for Basic Federal Income Taxation (Thomson/West 2007) and Cases, Text and Problems on Federal Income Taxation (Thomson/West 2006).