Vada Lindsey

Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Enrollment
(414) 288-5366
Areas of Law:

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Professional Memberships: 
Illinois Bar District of Columbia Bar
Other Courses Taught: 
Property, Real Estate Finance, S: Tax Policy, Taxation, Federal


Professor Lindsey joined the Law School faculty in 1996. She teaches courses in taxation and real estate. Before joining the faculty, Professor Lindsey was a member of the law faculty of the University of the District of Columbia. Prior to that time, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joel Gerber of the U.S. Tax Court and trial attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. She also served as tax attorney for a Fortune 500 corporation. During law school she was an Article and Note Editor of the DePaul Law Review.

Professor Lindsey's primary area of scholarly interest is analyzing various issues of tax policy and the impact of tax laws on wealth disparity. Her articles have appeared in several law journals, including the Florida Tax Review, Nebraska Law Review and University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. She is also the author of Real Estate Finance in a Nutshell (West 7th ed. 2017). Professor Lindsey is committed to service. She has served on the Real Property Drafting Committee of the National Conference of Bar Examiners since 2010.  She chaired the Admissions Committee for six years. She was the coordinator of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Law School for seven years. With the assistance of law students, she provided tax assistance to thousands of VITA patrons. Professor Lindsey has also served as the associate dean for enrollment since 2014.

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