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Martin B. Dickinson

Robert A. Schroeder Distinguished Professor of Law
Primary office:
315D Green Hall

Martin B. Dickinson was named the Robert A. Schroeder Distinguished Professor of Law in 1986. He is a nationally recognized authority in estate planning and taxation and a co-author of standard publications in those fields. He joined the KU law faculty in 1967 and served as dean from 1971 to 1980. Highly respected as a teacher and mentor, Dickinson received the Immel Award for Teaching Excellence in 1997; the Moreau Student Counseling Award in 1988, 1995, 1997 and 2009; the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1988; and a Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence in 2002. The Kansas Bar Association has conferred the President's Award for Outstanding Service and the Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction on Dickinson. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas, a master's degree from Stanford University, and a law degree from the University of Michigan, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Michigan Law Review. He has received the ALI-ABA Harrison Tweed Award for excellence in continuing legal education. Dickinson is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the American College of Tax Counsel, and the American Bar Foundation.

Courses Taught:
  • Estate Planning
  • Taxation

Representative Publications
"Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations: Selected Sections" (2010); "Taxation of Estates, Gifts and Trusts" (with others) (23rd ed. 2006).

Research Interests
Estate planning, estate and gift taxation, and income taxation.

J.D., Michigan, 1964, Editor-in-Chief, Michigan Law Review; M.A., Stanford, 1961; A.B., Kansas, 1960.

Colorado 1964, Kansas 1970.

Career History
Associate, Holme, Roberts and Owen, Denver, 1964-67; Assistant Professor, Kansas 1967-69, Associate Professor 1969-71; Visiting Associate Professor, Michigan 1970; Professor, Kansas 1971-86; Visiting Associate Professor, Colorado 1971; Dean, Kansas 1971-80; Of Counsel, Barber, Emerson, Springer, Zinn & Murray, Lawrence 1980-2002; Robert A. Schroeder Professor since 1986; Consortium Professor, London, fall 1988.

American College of Tax Counsel; American College of Trust & Estate Counsel; Fellows of the American Bar Foundation; Order of the Coif; Chairman, Accreditation Comm., ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, 1981-82; Kansas Tax Review Commission, 1984; Probate Advisory Committee, Kansas Judicial Council, 2002-present.

Why KU
  • One-third of full-time faculty have written casebooks used at U.S. law schools
  • 2 KU law faculty were U.S. Supreme Court clerks
  • KU’s Project for Innocence: 33 conviction reversals since 2009
  • 7,300+ alumni live in all 50 states and 18 foreign countries
  • #18 “best value” law school in the nation — National Jurist Magazine
  • 12 interdisciplinary joint degrees
  • 27th nationwide for lowest debt at graduation. — U.S. News & World Report
  • 70 percent of upper-level law classes have 25 or fewer students
  • Nearly 800 employment interviews at law school, 2012-13
  • Top 25% for number of 2013 grads hired by the nation’s largest law firms
  • 20th: for number of law alumni promoted to partner at the 250 largest law firms