Victoria J. Haneman, JD, LLM
Victoria J. Haneman, JD, LLM

Victoria J. Haneman, JD, LLM

Endowed Professorship, Frank J. Kellegher Professor of Trusts & Estates
School of Law

Academic Appointments


  • Law


  • Professor


Professor Haneman joined the Creighton faculty in 2018. She teaches courses addressing various aspects of taxation, wills, trusts and estates, and business associations. 

Before joining the Creighton University School of Law faculty, Professor Haneman was a faculty member at the Concordia School of Law and the University of La Verne College of Law.   She was a Visiting Professor of Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and a Teaching Fellow at California Western School of Law.  Professor Haneman has been awarded the La Verne Academy Young Scholars Award, as well as the Student Bar Association Professor of the Year at both University of La Verne and California Western. Before joining the legal academy in 2005, Professor Haneman practiced corporate transactional law. 

Professor Haneman’s scholarly work has appeared or is forthcoming in a number of publications, including Virginia Tax Review, Wake Forest Law Review, University of Richmond Law Review, Oklahoma Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, and Missouri Law Review.  Professor Haneman has co-authored a book with Daniel M. Berman, formerly the Director of the Graduate Tax Program at Boston University School of Law.  Available through Carolina Academic Press, “Making Tax Law” examines the way in which considerations of tax policy, tax politics and tax administration intersect and contribute to the development of law through the legislative process, the promulgation of regulations and other administrative guidance, and the negotiation and ratification of tax treaties. 

Professor Haneman is Secretary for both the Association of American Law School’s Trusts and Estates Section and also the Section on Women in Legal Education. She serves on the Board of Directors of ClassCrits and is a member of the Society of American Law Teachers.  Professor Haneman is licensed to practice law in the state of California.   

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Publications and Presentations


  • Victoria J. Haneman, Of Grading Rubrics and Formative Assessment,(Book Chapter), Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom, (Carolina Academic Press), 2020
  • Daniel M. Berman & Victoria J. Haneman, Making Tax Law, 2014


  • Victoria J. Haneman, Funeral Poverty, 55 U. RICH. L. REV. 387, 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Of Grading Rubrics and Formative Assessment, in Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom: Using Legal Writing Pedagogy to Enhance Teaching across the Law School Curriculum 309 (Tammy Pettinato Oltz ed.), 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Tax Incentives for Green Burial, forthcoming NEV. L.J., 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Period Poverty, Menstruation Capitalism, and the Role of the B Corporation, forthcoming ___ Colum J. Gender & L. ___, 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Funeral Poverty, forthcoming ___ U. Rich L. Rev. ___, 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, The Disruptive Potential of Blockchain in the Law of Wills, JOTWELL, Dec. 3, 2020, at, 2020
  • Victoria J. Haneman, (Re)Framing Student Loan Debt as a Commons, forthcoming Law & Contemp. Probs., 2020
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Contemplating Homeownership Tax Subsidies and Structural Racism, 54 Wake Forest L. Rev. 363, 2019
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Intergenerational Equity, Student Loan Debt, and Taxing Rich Dead People, 39 Va. Tax Rev. 197, 2019
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Retrenchment, Temporary-Effect Legislation, and the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction, 71 Okla. L. Rev. 347, 2019
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Everybody Dies. Or, A Consideration of Simultaneous Death Statutes and the Struggles of the Self-Represented, 32 Notre Dame J. L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 221, 2018
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Bridging the Justice Gap with a (Purposeful) Restructuring of Small Claims Court, 39 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 457, 2017
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Marriage, Millennials, and Massive Student Loan Debt, 2 Concordia L. Rev. 103, 2017
  • Victoria J. Haneman, The Collision of Student Loan Debt and Joint Marital Taxation, 35 Va. Tax. Rev. 223, 2016
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Incorporation of Outcome-Based Learning Approaches into the Design of (Incentive) Trusts, 61 S.D. L. Rev. 404, 2016
  • Victoria J. Haneman, A Timely Proposal to Eliminate the Student Loan Interest Deduction, 14 Nev. L.J. 156, 2013
  • Victoria J. Haneman, The Inappropriate Imposition of Court-Ordered Mediation in Will Contests, 59 Clev. St. L. Rev. 513, 2011
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Changing the Estate Planning Malpractice Landscape: Applying the Constructive Trust to Cure Testamentary Mistake, 80 UMKC L. Rev. 91, 2011
  • Victoria J. Haneman & Jennifer M. Booth, 120 Hours Until the Consistent Treatment of Simultaneous Death Under the California Probate Code, 34 Nova L. Rev. 449, 2010
  • Victoria J. Haneman, The Ethical Exploitation of the Unrepresented Consumer, 73 Mo. L. Rev. 707, 2008