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 is the Frank J. Kellegher Professor of Trusts & Estates at Creighton University School of Law.  She teaches courses addressing various aspects of taxation, wills, trusts and estates, and business associations.  Prior to coming to Creighton, she was awarded the Student Bar Association Professor of the Year Award at both the University of La Verne College of Law and California Western School of Law.  Professor Haneman also visited the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2012 to 2013). 
Professor Haneman co-authored the book Making Tax Law (Carolina Academic Press) with Daniel M. Berman, formerly the Director of the Graduate Tax Program at Boston University School of Law.  She has also published more than twenty law review articles, essays, and/or book chapters in journals that include Harvard Journal on Legislation, Virginia Tax Review, Wake Forest Law Review, University of Richmond Law Review, Oklahoma Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, and Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law.  Professor Haneman serves as Secretary for the Association of American Law School (AALS) Trusts and Estates Section, Secretary for the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education, and on the Board of Directors for ClassCrits.  She is licensed to practice law in the state of California.   
Professor Haneman is a regularly engaged expert by media including PBS NewsHourNational Public RadioThe New York Times, Wired, and Forbes.  Professor Haneman’s recent scholarship focuses on taxation, the death services industry, and student loan debt.  She has a particular interest in industry disruption, emerging markets, and women and the law.  

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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, Tax Incentives for Green Burial, 21 NEV. L.J. 491, 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, (Re)Framing Student Loan Debt as a Commons, 84 Law & Contemp. Probs. 153, 2021
  • 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