Amanda Parsons

Associate Professor

401 UCB
2450 Kittredge Loop Road
Wolf Law Building
Boulder, CO  80309
Office: 453
Phone: (303) 735-5736

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Amanda Parsons is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Law School. She focuses her research on tax law, with a particular emphasis on the interaction between the digital economy and tax law. Her scholarship argues that the digitalization of the global economy requires fundamental reforms to the U.S. international tax system and a fresh look at many of its theoretical foundations. Her work has been published in the Duke Law Journal, Tax Law Review, and Yale Law & Policy Review. Prior to joining Colorado Law, Professor Parsons was an Academic Fellow and Lecturer at Columbia Law School. She also practiced as an associate in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom, LLP. Professor Parsons holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor on the Yale Law Journal, an M.Phil. in Evidence-Based Social Intervention from the University of Oxford, and a B.A. in history from Columbia University.


Valuing Social Data, 124 COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2024) (with Salome Viljoen)..
The Shifting Economic Allegiance of Capital Gains, 26 FLORIDA TAX REVIEW (peer-reviewed) (forthcoming 2023).


Tax's Digital Labor Dilemma, 71 DUKE LAW JOURNAL 1781 (2022).
Cryptocurrency, Legibility, and Taxation, 72 DUKE LAW JOURNAL ONLINE 1 (2022).
May I Pay More? Lessons from Jarrett for Blockchain Tax Policy, 176 TAX NOTES FEDERAL 2063 (Sept. 26, 2022).
Destination-Based Income Taxation: Neither Principled Nor Practical?, 71 TAX LAW REVIEW 515 (2018) (with Paul Oosterhuis).
Slam the Door: Why Congress Should End the Backdoor Roth IRA, 35 YALE LAW & POLICY REVIEW INTER ALIA 41 (2017).


Fall 2023 Federal Estate and Gift Tax LAWS 7207-801
Fall 2023 Seminar: Tax Law, Economics and Policy LAWS 8407-801
Spring 2023 Income Taxation LAWS 6007-801
Fall 2022 Seminar: Tax Law, Economics and Policy LAWS 8407-801