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- Yale University, Bachelor of Arts
Harvard University, Juris Doctor in Law
- Professor Bobby Dexter joined the full-time faculty at Chapman in the Fall of 2006 after serving as a Westerfield Fellow at Loyola University (New Orleans) College of Law. A specialist in tax and business law, he previously served as a tax partner in the Chicago office of Foley & Lardner, LLP and later at a "Big Four" accounting firm. Professor Dexter's scholarship focuses on tax law and policy and has appeared in numerous journals, including the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Tulane Law Review, the University of Kansas Law Review, the Denver University Law Review, and the Mercer Law Review. In addition to traditional legal scholarship, Professor Dexter has also produced substantial, practice-oriented literature. He co-authored (as principal draftsman) Annuities, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Care Insurance Products, one of the many works in the well-regarded Tax Management Portfolio series published by the Bureau of National Affairs. He also co-edited the insurance company chapter of the Mertens Federal Income Taxation treatise.
As presenter or discussant, Professor Dexter has appeared at various conferences around the United States and Canada, including special or annual meetings of the Law & Society Association, the National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association, the Junior Tax Scholars Workshop, Director's Roundtable, and the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. At Chapman, Professor Dexter currently serves on the law school's Dean Search Committee, is Chair of the Faculty Appointments Committee, and is one of several Faculty Advisors to the Chapman Law Review. He has also served as a law school representative on the Chapman University Faculty Senate as well as the university's Faculty Governance Council.
Professor Dexter received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served on the Editorial Board of the Harvard Law Review with U.S. President Barack Obama. Professor Dexter teaches Federal Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions, Secured Transactions, and Business Associations ("Corporations").