Texas Tech University

Stephen Black

Professor of Law; Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation

Email: stephen.black@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-1604

Prior to moving to Texas, Professor Black taught at Brigham Young University, LSU, Syracuse University, the University of Idaho, and the University of Washington Foster School of Business. His primary areas of speaking, teaching and research involve entrepreneurship, US and international taxation, IP taxation, and ethics within the tax profession.

Before he began teaching, Professor Black was a principal shareholder in a tax boutique, where he was involved in domestic and international tax planning, and represented individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service and state tax agencies. He is a frequent speaker in the U.S. and Asia on topics involving the intersection of intellectual property, business, and taxation, and is currently serving with the Publications Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation.

Professor Black has been cited in Forbes, and his articles have been published in the National Law Journal, the William Mitchell Law Review, the BYU Journal of Public Law, the St. Mary's Law Journal, and Tax Notes, among others, and he is one of the authors of the treatise, Family Law in Utah.

Professor Black received a B.S. from Brigham Young University, a J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, and an LL.M in Taxation from the University of Washington. He has been named a Visiting Scholar at the National University of Singapore, Division of Engineering & Technology Management, and is a member of the Tax Advisory Board of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.

He is married with four children, and spends equal amounts of time chaperoning youth camps, teaching himself web programming, and as the ukulele accompaniment to a troupe of hula dancing 11 year olds.

View his CV here.

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  • B.S., Brigham Young University
  • J.D., Brigham Young University
  • LL.M., University of Washington


  • Income Taxation
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Transactional Practice