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Laurence Wohl

Professor Emeritus


School of Law



Professor Wohl received his undergraduate degree at the University of California in 1969 and his J.D. from the University of California in 1972, where he graduated Order of the Coif and was associate editor of its Law Review.

Prior to coming to the School of Law in 1983, Professor Wohl was in private practice in Los Angeles. He interrupted that practice to serve as assistant to the director of the Administrative Conference of the United States and the U.S. Senate Joint Study of the Internal Revenue Service. He studied the processes and procedures of the IRS, which were under scrutiny during the Watergate scandal, and his findings were presented to Congress.

An excellent teacher, Professor Wohl taught a variety of courses in the areas of Taxation, Business Organizations and Business Planning. He actively advanced scholarship in the fields of Taxation and Employee Benefits Law by publishing articles on various aspects of those topics, and by being a frequent lecturer on issues relating to Federal Income Tax Law.

Professor Wohl provided outstanding service to the School of Law, the legal community and the nation. He was Associate Dean from 1985-1987. For many years, Professor Wohl served as faculty advisor for the UD Law Review, enhancing its quality and national reputation.

Professor Wohl retired from the School of Law in May 2006.