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Roland L. Hjorth, 1935-20XX

Roland L. Hjorth

Biographical Information

Born 1935.


J.D., 1961, New York University

Fulbright Certificate, 1958, University of Heidelberg

A.B., 1957, University of Nebraska

Bar Admissions

  • New York State Bar in 1961
  • Washington State Bar in 1971
  • U.S. Tax Court


University of Washington School of Law

  • Assistant Professor 1964-67
  • Associate Professor 1967-69
  • Professor 1969-2009
  • Associate Dean 1994-95
  • Dean 1995-2001
  • Dean Emeritus 2001-13

Visiting Professor

  • New York University School of Law, 1969-70
  • University of Texas School of Law, 1976
  • University of Michigan Law School, 1980
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1982
  • University of Melbourne Law School (Australia), 1989


  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1957
  • Fulbright Scholarship, 1957-58
  • Root-Tilden Scholarship, 1958-61
  • New York University Law Review, Note and Comment Editor, 1960-61
  • Order of the Coif, 1961
  • American Bar Foundation Fellow, 1983


Obituaries & Tributes

Honoring Dean Emeritus Ron Hjorth, University of Washington School of Law , eBriefs 2009

Retirement Celebration for Dean Emeritus & Professor Roland Hjorth, University of Washington School of Law, Transcript 2009

Endowed Professorship Honors UW Law Dean Emeritus Hjorth, University of Washington School of Law, News Release, 2009

Dean Emeritus Roland Hjorth Receives 2005 Roger Stouder Award, University of Washington School of Law, News Release 2005



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Law Reviews

The Effect of Federal Tax Consequences on Amounts of Property Allocated to Spouses in State Court Dissolution Proceedings, 24 Fam. L.Q. 247 (1990-91).

Divorce, Taxes, and the 1984 Tax Reform Act: An Inadequate Response to an Old Problem, 61 Wash. L. Rev. 151 (1986).

Installment Sales Act: Cost Recovery, 337 Liquidations, Related Parties, Dispositions (with Meade Emory), 54 J. Tax. 130 (1981).

An Analysis of the Changes Made by the Installment Sales Revision Act of 1980 (with Meade Emory), 54 J. Tax. 66 (1981).

Special Estate Tax Valuation and the Emergence of a Landholding Elite Class, 53 Wash. L. Rev. 609 (1977-78).

Tax Consequences of Post-Dissolution Support Payment Arrangements, 51 Wash. L. Rev. 233 (1975-76).

Community Property Marital Settlements: The Problem and a Proposal, 50 Wash. L. Rev. 231 (1974-75).

Farm Losses and Related Provisions, 25 Tax L. Rev. 581 (1969-70).

Book Review, 117 U. Pa. L. Rev. 508 (1968-69) (reviewing B. Bittker & L. Ebb, with collaboration of K. Davidson, United States Taxation of Non-resident Aliens and Foreign Income (1968)).

Cattle, Congress and the Code: The Dangers of Tax Incentives, 1968 Wis. L. Rev. 641 (1968).

Book Review, 15 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1606 (1967-68) (reviewing J. Chommie, Federal Income Taxation (1968).

Liquidations and Reincorporations--Before and after Davant, 42 Wash. L. Rev. 737 (1966-67).

An Introduction to Capital Gains and Losses, 41 Wash. L. Rev. 764 (1966).

The Common Agricultural Policy: Crisis in the Common Market, 40 Wash. L. Rev. 685 (1965).

Case Comment, Criminal Law--Evidence--Right of the Criminally Accused to Require Court to Examine Grand Jury Statements of Government Witnesses for Impeachment Purposes, United States v. Zborowski, 271 F.2d 661 (2d. Cir. 1959), 35 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 961 (1960).

Case Comment, Constitutional Law--Real Property--Implied trusts for religious purposes, Kreshik v. St. Nicholas Cathedral, 363 U.S. 190 (1960), 35 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1370 (1960).



Christine J. Kim & Roland Hjorth, Does Charity Begin at Home for Pharmaceutical Companies?, 133 Tax Notes 49 (Oct. 3, 2011).

Income Tax Consequences of Marriage, The 1984 Tax Reform Act: Nothing Is Accomplished, But the Law Grows More Complex, 38 Wash. St. B. News 23 (1984).

New Jobs Tax Credit, 55 Taxes 707 (1977).

A Tax Subsidy for Child Care: Section 210 of the Revenue Act of 1976, 50 Taxes 133 (1972).

Transnational Tax: Fundamental Problems, IBL Bull., Apr. 1970 at 1 (translated into Japanese by Yashuhiro Fujita).

Memorials & Remembrances

Joan Fitzpatrick: In Memoriam, 78 Wash. L. Rev. 973 (2003).

John Huston: Teacher, Scholar, and Friend, 72 Wash. L. Rev. 1 (1997).


Books & Book Chapters

U.S. Taxation of International Corporate Reorganizations (American Tax Institute 1992).

Tax Aspects of Divorce and Separation (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 1988).

Taxation of Business Enterprises (Matthew Bender, 1981), revised 1988.

Federal Income Taxes: Separation and Divorce, in Washington Community Property Deskbook (Washington State Bar Association, 1977).

Roland Hjorth & Edward Rauscher, Taxes and Real Property, in Washington Lawyers Practice Manual (King County Bar Association, 1976).

Investments in Farm Operations, in Income Tax Techniques (J.K. Lasser Tax Institute ed.) (Matthew Bender 1971).


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