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Ring Named Interim Dean

BC Law tax professor is first woman to have the role.


Diane Ring became Interim Dean of Boston College Law School in July, making her the first woman to serve in that role in BC Law’s ninety-two-year history. She filled the vacancy left by Vincent Rougeau, who departed for the presidency of the College of the Holy Cross.

A member of the BC Law faculty for more than fifteen years, Ring was just finishing her three-year term as Associate Dean of Faculty when she was tapped for the interim deanship. She also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2010-2012, and in that capacity assisted Rougeau in his transition when he was hired in 2011. He described her as “talented and accomplished.”

In addition to her academic administration skills, the Dr. Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar is a respected leader in the field of international taxation, corporate taxation, and ethical issues in tax practice. Her recent work addresses issues including information exchange, tax leaks, international tax relations, sharing economy and human equity transactions, and ethics in international tax.

Ring received her JD from Harvard Law. She was a consultant for the United Nation’s 2014 project on tax base protection for developing countries and was the International Fiscal Association’s US National Reporter for the 2012 IFA Conference on the Debt Equity Conundrum. She is a Vice Chair for the Tax Section Committee of Teaching Taxation of the American Bar Association and she has co-authored three case books on taxation.