Nina J. Crimm

Professor of Law

A.B., Washington University; M.B.A., J.D., Tulane University; LL.M. in Taxation, Georgetown University.

Professor Crimm began her legal career in Washington, D.C. as law clerk for Judge Irene F. Scott, United States Tax Court; practiced in a Washington, D.C. law firm in the area of federal taxation; worked as Attorney-Advisor/Senior Attorney in the Office of the Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court; and was a member of the full-time faculty of George Washington University School of Government and Business Administration. She became a full-time professor at St. John’s University School of Law in fall 1987.  Professor Crimm was a Visiting Professor of Law and Visiting Scholar in Residence at Arizona State University School of Law for several semesters in 2003-2005.  She has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at several New York area law schools.

Professor Crimm was selected to serve as Professor in Residence at the Washington, D.C., Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy for spring 2011.  In that position she will collaborate with the Center’s director on projects involving First Amendment issues affecting nonprofit organizations, as well as issues relating to global philanthropy.  Through an international competition, Professor Crimm was awarded the ATAX Research Fellow at the University of New South Wales, a division of the University of New South Wales School of Law, in Sydney, Australia in Summer 2001. Professor Crimm was one of two national recipients for 2002-2003 of a research grant by the prestigious Washington D.C. nonpartisan nonprofit organization, the American Tax Policy Institute.

Professor Crimm is the co-author (with Professor Laurence H. Winer) of a book, Politics, Taxes and The Pulpit: Provocative First Amendment Conflicts, published in 2010 by Oxford University Press.  It is about political speech, houses of worship, and conditional tax subsidies.  She is the author of Tax Issues of Religious Organizations, published first in 2002 and as a new edition in 2009, by the Bureau of National Affairs as Tax Management Portfolio No. 484.  She also is the author of Tax Court Litigation: Practice and Procedure, published in 1992 by Little, Brown and Company. She is the co-editor of West’s McKinney’s Forms, Tax Practice and Procedure and has written a number of book chapters involving topics of federal taxation.

Professor Crimm is “The Quarterly Commentator” for The Exempt Organization Tax Review, timely commenting on various policy and legal matters affecting nonprofit organizations.  She is the author of numerous law review and law journal articles focused on  her area of expertise — nonprofit organizations, taxation, and domestic and foreign policies relevant to cutting edge issues involving national security, the First Amendment’s Free Speech and Religion Clauses, and healthcare policies and practices, especially as impacting vulnerable population segments.

Professor Crimm teaches Nonprofit Organizations, Global Philanthropy and U.S. Assistance, Contemporary Public Policy and the Internal Revenue Code, Basic Personal Income Taxation, Corporate Income Taxation, and U.S. Taxation of International Transactions.

See Professor Crimm’s full biography.