Professor Joshua D. Rosenberg has two main areas of expertise: (1) tax law, and (2) the role of human behavior and psychology in the law.
Professor Rosenberg is the co-author of leading treatises in federal income tax and in corporate tax, as well as co-author of the nation’s leading casebooks in corporate tax, partnership tax, and taxation of business enterprises. His many scholarly tax articles have been published in journals including the Michigan Law Review, Stanford Law Review, and Virginia Law Review. In addition, Rosenberg has consulted with U.S. senators, the Senate Finance Committee, and the California Franchise Tax Board to devise, enact, and implement tax legislation and regulations.
Rosenberg has long been at the forefront of bringing an understanding of human behavior and psychology to the law and to law schools. He was among the first in the nation to create law school courses in negotiation and mediation, and mediation clinics, and now the very highly regarded course Interpersonal Dynamics for Attorneys. As well as teaching in this area, he has been an alternative dispute resolution advisor and consultant to both the Judicial Council of California and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and in that role helped the federal and state courts establish leading programs in court-related mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. He has also been a faculty member for the California Judicial Education and Research Institute, where he taught alternative dispute resolution to judges. His articles on mediation and on interpersonal dynamics have been published in the Stanford Law Review, the Arizona Law Review, the Miami Law Review, and many other journals, and have been reprinted in numerous books on ADR. He is also a member of the mediation and arbitration panels of the American Arbitration Association and a member of the mediation and early neutral evaluation panels of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
Rosenberg has been a visiting professor at the law schools of New York University, UC Berkeley, and Stanford University.