Shu-Yi Oei teaches and writes in the areas of tax law and policy, bankruptcy law, and regulation of economic activity. She is the inaugural holder of the Hoffman F. Fuller Professorship in Tax Law at Tulane Law School. Oei is the recipient of Tulane’s 2014 Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teaching award, the law school’s highest teaching honor.
Oei’s research focuses on the relationship between the administration and collection of taxes and economic security and financial risk. Her recent work also addresses innovations in human capital investments and the taxation and regulation of new industries and transactions. Her articles have appeared in leading publications, including the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Washington University Law Review, and the American Bankruptcy Law Journal. She is a regular speaker at various workshops and conferences, including the New York University Tax Policy Colloquium, the Northwestern University School of Law Colloquium on Advanced Topics in Taxation, and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law Tax Policy Colloquium. In collaboration with Tulane's Murphy Institute, she co-founded and organizes the Tulane Tax Roundtable, an annual conference of leading tax scholars.
Before entering academia, Oei practiced tax law in Boston for six years. Her practice included advising clients on federal, state and international tax matters, transactional tax planning, and tax controversies. Oei received her AB from Brown University and her JD from Harvard Law School. She also holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.