Professor Stephanie J. Willbanks teaches and writes in the areas of federal transfer taxation and wills and trusts. Prior to joining the School of Law faculty in 2013, Professor Willbanks taught at Vermont Law School in South Royalton, Vt., and at the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She is the author of four books, including Federal Taxation of Wealth Transfers: Cases and Problems and Federal Estate and Gift Taxation: Quick Review, and her scholarship has appeared in numerous law journals, including Vermont Law Review and University of Pittsburgh Tax Review. Professor Willbanks is professor of law at Vermont Law School and has also served on the school's administration as associate dean for academic affairs, vice dean for academic affairs, and director of academic technology. Prior to teaching, she practiced law at Henson & Efron, P.A., in Minneapolis. Professor Willbanks is an academic fellow of the American College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC), a member of the American Law Institute, and a commissioner on the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. She served as reporter to the Vermont Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Rules of Probate Procedure. She has also served on the Association of American Law Schools' (AALS) Membership Review Committee and on numerous accreditation teams for the American Bar Association (ABA) and the AALS. She currently serves as consultant on membership review for the AALS. She has presented lectures on estate planning and tax reform at numerous seminars and has served on a number of commissions in the state of Vermont. She has also served as a member of the Vermont Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Judicial Education, the Vermont Supreme Court's Judicial Performance Review Committee, and the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.
Federal Taxation of Wealth Transfers: Cases and Problems (3d edition, Wolters Kluwer Publishers 2012).
Teacher's Manual: Federal Taxation of Wealth Transfers (3d edition, Wolters Kluwer Publishers 2012).
Federal Estate and Gift Taxation: Quick Review (Thomson West Publishing Co. 2010).
Federal Estate and Gift Taxation: An Analysis and Critique (3d ed. Thomson West Publishing Co. 2004).
What's in a Name? Would a Rose by Any Other Name Really Smell as Sweet?, ___ J. Legal Ed. ___ (forthcoming, 2014).
Taxing Once, Taxing Twice, Taxing Joint Tenants (Again) at Death Isn't Nice, 9 U. Pitt. Tax Rev. 1 (2011).
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow, But Does It Have to be So Complicated? Transmission of Property at Death in Vermont, 29 Vt. L. Rev. 895 (2005).
A Page of Logic is Worth a Volume of History: The Treatment of Retained Interests Under the Federal Estate and Gift Tax Statute, 8 Va. Tax Rev. 639 (1989) (with W. Leslie Peat).
Simplifying the Internal Revenue Code Through Reallocation of Decisionmaking Responsibility, 6 Amer. J. Tax Policy 257 (1987).
Interest Free Loans Are No Longer Free: Tax Consequences of Business Loans, 47 Mont. L. Rev. 335 (1986).
Interest Free Loans Are No Longer Free: Tax Consequences of Gift Loans, 47 Mont. L. Rev. 39 (1986).
Qualified Conservation Contributions: Analysis of Proposed Regulations, 3 Va. Tax Rev. 323 (1984).
Does It Pay to Kill Your Mother? The Effect of a Criminal Acquittal in a Subsequent Civil Proceeding to Disqualify the Slayer, 16 Conn. L. Rev. 29 (1983).
Wealth Transfer Taxation: Tax Planning, in Jesse Dukeminier, Robert Sitkoff, and James Lindgren, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (8th edition, Wolters Kluwer Publishers 2009).
Teacher's Manual: Wealth Transfer Taxation: Tax Planning for Jesse Dukeminier, Robert Sitkoff, and James Lindgren, Wills, Trusts, and Estates (8th edition, Wolters Kluwer Publishers 2009).