Ault to Receive Honorary Degree

Ault to Receive Honorary Degree

Prof. Hugh Ault (Law) has been selected to receive an honorary Doctor Honoris Causa degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium, the oldest Catholic University in the world.

The degree, to be awarded at a March 28 ceremony in Leuven, recognizes Ault's outstanding academic contributions to the field of tax law, and in particular international and comparative tax law. At the ceremony, Ault also will give a lecture to the Katholieke Universiteit faculty titled "The Future of National Tax Systems in the Face of Globalization."

"Hugh Ault has long been a leader in the world of international tax law," said BC Law School Dean John H. Garvey. "His contributions to the field are truly groundbreaking, and he has taught his craft to generations of BC Law students with great skill and patience. We are delighted to be able to claim him as a part of our faculty."

A member of the BC Law faculty for more than 30 years, Ault has written a number of important articles and books on international and comparative tax law, including his most recent work, Comparative Income Taxation: A Structural Analysis.

Ault was a Fulbright Exchange Professor at the University of Stockholm, where he received an honorary juris doctor degree in 1994. He most recently served as distinguished visiting professor at Gakushuin University in Tokyo, Japan. At Boston College, he teaches courses in business and international taxation as well as tax policy.

-Law School Communications Manager Nathaniel Kenyon


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