Roger Colinvaux

Professor of Law at the Columbus School of Law
The Catholic University of America

Roger Colinvaux is a Professor of Law at the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, where he teaches courses in Federal Income Taxation, Nonprofit Organizations, Property, Legislation, and Civil Rights. Before becoming a professor, he was Legislation Counsel at the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation in the U.S. Congress with responsibility for tax legislation relating to nonprofit organizations. 

Professor Colinvaux writes about the many ways the law shapes the nonprofit sector, with a focus on charitable giving laws, tax exemption, and nonprofit advocacy activity. His work has been cited by think tanks, policy-makers, courts, and media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington PostThe EconomistForbes, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy among many others. Professor Colinvaux has testified about nonprofit tax reform before the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, advised the White House and the Treasury Department, served as an advisor to the Urban Institute, the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at NYU, and the Independent Sector (as a member of the Public Policy Committee). He has chaired committees for the American Association of Law Schools and the D.C. Bar. Most recently he helped coauthor the Nonprofit Scholars amicus brief in Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Banta and is a founding member of the Initiative to Accelerate Charitable Giving.

Professor Colinvaux received his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and an M.Litt in Politics from Oxford University.