Professor Mary Heen specializes in the areas of tax law and policy, legislation and regulation, and feminist legal theory. Her scholarship has appeared in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, Wake Forest Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, North Carolina Law Review, and Ohio State Law Journal, among other venues. From 2006 to 2008, Professor Heen served as General Counsel of the American Association of University Professors. She has also been a Visiting Professor of Law at the Washington & Lee University School of Law and New York University School of Law. Professor Heen is a recipient of the University of Richmond’s Distinguished Educator Award.
Presenter, “Anti-Discrimination Efforts in Insurance,” Federal Advisory Committee on Insurance, Federal Insurance Office, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C. (May 2016).
From Coverture to Contract: Engendering Insurance on Lives, 23 Yale J.L. & Feminism 335 (2011).
Ending Jim Crow Life Insurance Rates, 4 NW. J. L. & Soc. Pol'y 360 (2009).
Congress, Public Values, and the Financing of Private Choice, 65 Ohio St. L.J. 853 (2004).
Reinventing Tax Expenditure Reform: Improving Program Oversight Under the Government Performance and Results Act, 35 Wake Forest L. Rev. 751 (2000).
Plain Meaning, the Tax Code, and Doctrinal Incoherence, 48 Hastings L.J. 771 (1997).
Welfare Reform, Child Care Costs, and Taxes: Delivering Increased Work-Related Child Care Benefits to Low-Income Families, 13 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 173 (1995), reprinted in Federal Income Tax Anthology (Paul L. Caron et al. eds., 1997).
An Alternative Approach to the Taxation of Employment Discrimination Recoveries Under Federal Civil Rights Statutes: Income from Human Capital, Realization, and Nonrecognition, 72 N.C. L. Rev. 549 (1994), reprinted in Federal Income Tax Anthology (Paul L. Caron et al. eds., 1997).
Rewritten Opinion in Manufacturer’s Hanover Trust Co. v. United States, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (Bridget J. Crawford & Anthony C. Infanti, eds., forthcoming 2017) (Cambridge University Press).
From Coverture to Contract: Engendering Insurance on Lives, in Women and the Law 405-53 (Tracy A. Thomas, ed., West 2012).
Welfare Reform, the Child Care Dilemma, the Tax Code: Family Values, the Wage Labor Market, and the Race- and Class-Based Double Standard, in Taxing America: The Social and Economic Implications of Tax Reform (Brown & Fellows, eds., New York University Press, 1996).
A Review of Federal Court Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in Comparable Worth and Wage Discrimination: Technical Possibilities and Political Realities (H. Remick, ed.) (Temple University Press, 1984).
Congress, Public Values, and the Taxing Power, 38 Administrative and Regulatory Law News, No. 1 at 8 (Fall 2012).
A Call to Action on Post-Garcetti Policy Revisions, Virginia Conference AAUP Newsletter (November 2010).
Equally Insured? Lasting Insurance Industry Reform Came Only With a Rethinking of Race, Richmond Law (Summer 2010).
The IRS and Politically Controversial Speakers, Academe, Vol. 93, No. 5 (September/October 2007).
Should Controversial Outside Speakers Be Restricted on Campus?, Co-authored with Robert C. Post, Trusteeship magazine of Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (September/October 2006).
Providing a Framework for Learning, in Teaching the Law School Curriculum 197 (Friedland & Hess, eds., Carolina Academic Press, 2004).
Incentives for Hiring Welfare-to-Work Participants, Community Tax Law Report, Vol. 6, No.1 (Spring/Summer 2002).
The Child Tax Credit (§101), in The Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, a joint publication of the ABA Section of Taxation and the ALI-ABA Committee on Continuing Professional Education, at I-D-11 (Jerald David August, ed., 1998).
Child Care, Welfare Reform, and Taxes, The Community Tax Law Report, Vol. 2, No. 4 (1997).
Welfare Reform, Work-Related Child Care, and Tax Policy: The "Family Values" Double Standard, 1 Persp. on L. & Pub. Int. [lv] (Spring 1997, Symposium on "Welfare Reform: A New Deal for the 1990s").
Sex Discrimination, Mortality Tables and Pensions: Improving the Economic Status of Older Women, 11 Women & Health 119 (1986). [Journal]
Insurance Rates Must Change, Perspective (op-ed), Chicago Tribune, §1, p. 15 (May 3, 1983).
Due Process Protections for Tenants in Section 8 Assisted Housing: Prospects for a Good Cause Eviction Standard, 12 Clearinghouse Review 1 (1978).
How your race affects your car insurance rates (Attn.com)
Sun., Apr. 9, 2017
A taxing question (Virginia Business)
Wed., May. 29, 2013
Legislation and Regulation
Feminist Legal Theory and Sex Discrimination