Julie A.D. Manasfi

Julie A.D. Manasfi, Visiting Professor of Law

Visiting Professor of Law

Courses Taught

  • Taxation
  • Business Associations
  • Contracts
  • Property


  • JD, LLM, New York University School of Law
  • BA, UCLA


Professor Manasfi received a J.D. and LLM in taxation from New York University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science (with an accounting minor) from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her teaching interests include taxation, business associations, contracts, and property. Prior to visiting Loyola Law School, Professor Manasfi was a tenured Professor of Law at the University of La Verne College of Law and an Associate Professor at Whittier Law School.  Professor Manasfi was also a member of Sidley Austin LLP’s Tax group in Los Angeles. She practiced in the areas of federal and state corporate, individual, and partnership taxation. She provided tax advice to a number of large domestic and offshore hedge funds, private equity funds, and real estate funds, including counseling them regarding formation issues and assisting them with the structuring of a wide variety of investments. Professor Manasfi was also an associate at White & Case LLP in New York where she worked on a variety of tax, employee benefits, and multi-state real estate matters.


  • Dodd Frank’s Volcker Rule Revisited: Do the Potential Costs Outweigh the Purported Benefits?, 36 No. 5 Banking & Fin. Services Policy Rep. 12 (2017)
  • Taming the Dragon: Drawing Lines—A Case Study of Foreign Hedge Fund Lending to U.S. Borrowers and Transacting in U.S. Debt Securities, 6 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. 297 (2016)
  • Joint Federal Income Tax Returns: DOMA’s Dead---If You Are Married, You are Married, But What if You Are Married-Like?, 20 J. L. Bus. & Ethics 43 (2014) (a double blind, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal)
  • Systemic Risk and Dodd-Frank’s Volcker Rule, 4 Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 181 (2013) (eleventh most-cited specialty law review in the field of corporate law and business associations)
  • The Global Shadow Bank—Systemic Risk and Tax Policy Objectives:  The Uncertain Case of Foreign Hedge Fund Lending to U.S. Borrowers and Transacting in U.S. Debt Securities, 11 Fla. Tax Rev. 643 (2011) (peer reviewed)