Daniel Hemel is Assistant Professor of Law, Ronald H. Coase Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School.
Hemel’s research focuses on taxation, nonprofit organizations, administrative law, and federal courts. His academic work has appeared or is forthcoming in the California Law Review, Cornell Law Review, Columbia Law Review, NYU Law Review, Supreme Court Review, Tax Law Review, Texas Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Yale Law Journal, as well as other publications. His op-eds and other writing have appeared in The New York Times, the Atlantic, Politico, Slate, Vox, the Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has also provided on-air legal analysis for CNN, MSNBC, and NPR.
Hemel graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College and received an MPhil with distinction from Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He then earned his JD from Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to his appointment, he was a law clerk to Associate Justice Elena Kagan on the US Supreme Court. He also clerked for Judge Michael Boudin on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Judge Sri Srinivasan on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and served as visiting counsel at the Joint Committee on Taxation.
Five prominent private foundations recently announced that they would increase their grantmaking by more than $1.7B over the next three years. Guest columnist Daniel Hemel takes a look at what that means.