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Collins Legal Center 453
245 Winter Street SE
Salem  Oregon  97301

Terrance O’Reilly joined the Willamette University College of Law faculty in fall 2003. He received his JD from Yale Law School, where he served as a symposium editor of the Yale Law Journal. He also holds a PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

Professor O’Reilly practiced law for five years with the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell. He clerked for Judge Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He taught at New York University School of Law prior to moving to Oregon. Professor O’Reilly teaches Federal Income Tax, Corporate Finance and related courses.

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  • JD, Yale University
  • PhD, Stanford University
  • BA, Williams College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi


  • "Tax Legal Scholarship to 1970," in 34 Virginia Tax Review 269 (2014).
  • "A Public Pensions Bailout: Economics & Law," 48 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform 183 (2014).
  • "Economics & Economic Substance," 9 Florida Tax Review 755 (2010).
  • "Principles of Efficient Tax Law: Apocrypha," 27 Virginia Tax Review 583 (2008).
  • "Contract Theory On and Off the Grid," 92 Virginia Law Review 1581 (2006).
  • "Daubert and Litigation Driven Econometrics" (with K. Kordana), 87 Virginia Law Review 2019 (2001).
  • "Observable Preferences for Public Goods: A Note," 58 Journal of Public Economics 309 (1995).
  • "A Research Guide to Regulatory Takings," 14 Legal Reference Serv. Q. 97 (1994).
  • "New Estimates of the Value of Federal Mineral Rights and Land" (with Boskin et al.), 75 American Economic Review 923 (1985).
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Willamette University
College of Law
245 Winter Street SE
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
(503) 370-6405

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