Associate Director: Dr. Joseph Bankman, J.D., PsyD.
Dr. Bankman is a clinical psychologist as well as a lawyer. At Stanford University, he teaches courses on mental health law and current issues in tax practice. He is a leader in tax law, and has authored two widely used casebooks. Additionally, Dr. Bankman has written and spoken extensively on the use of technology for filing taxes and how government might control the use of tax shelters. He also worked with the State of California to create ReadyReturn, a completed tax return prepared by the state that is available to low-income and middle-income taxpayers. Dr. Bankman is currently working on Stanford's Law School Wellness Project, which is a site dedicated to sharing ideas, teaching materials, articles, and announcements on the topic of mental health and wellness in law schools and practices.