Judith Freedman is Professor of Taxation Law and Policy, having been the inaugural Professor of Taxation Law in the University from 2001-2019. She worked in the corporate tax department of Freshfields before joining the University of Surrey as a lecturer in law in 1980. She then moved to the London School of Economics (LSE) with a secondment to the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies as Senior Research Fellow in Company and Commercial Law from 1989-92.
Whilst at the LSE, she lectured and researched on tax and company law. At Oxford, her focus is taxation, particularly corporate and business taxation, with special interests in tax policy and design, small businesses,the interaction between law and accounting , tax avoidance, tax and corporate social responsibility, and the use of discretion in the administration of taxation.
Here Judith talks about her experience of studying law at Lady Margaret Hall when only 5 colleges admitted women, why she decided to pursue a career in Tax Law and her involvement with Oxford Women in Law. She also offers advice to current law students on how to evaluate different career paths.