A new visiting fellows program for outstanding young researchers has been named in honor of BC Law Professor Emeritus Hugh Ault. The Hugh Ault Fellowship, housed at the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, invites young academics to spend a week at the institute in Germany to share their current research topics. The interdisciplinary research center is part of the Max Planck Society and consists of two departments, business law and taxation and public finance and public economics.
Ault retired from active teaching duties at BC Law in the spring of 2012, but remains active in the field and with his scholarship. He is a specialist in taxation with an emphasis on international tax issues. He has been visiting professor at a number of foreign universities in Europe, Asia, and Australia. He was a Fulbright Exchange Professor at the University of Stockholm, where he received an honorary Juris Doctor degree in 1994. In 2003 he also received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in recognition of his academic contributions in international and comparative tax law. He taught courses in business and international taxation as well as tax policy.
The full story can be found on the Max Planck Institute website.