Edward A. Morse, JD
Edward A. Morse, JD

Edward A. Morse, JD

Professor
Endowed Chair, McGrath North Mullin and Kratz Endowed Chair in Business Law
School of Law

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Law

Position

  • Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Antitrust
  • Business Associations
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • International Aspects of U.S. Income Tax
  • Law and Economics
  • Taxation of Business Enterprises

Biography


Prior to joining the Creighton faculty, Professor Morse was a law clerk for the Honorable Deanell R. Tacha of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and he was associated with the law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. He is admitted to the bars of Nebraska and Georgia (now inactive), and he is a CPA in Iowa.

Professor Morse’s scholarship focuses on taxation, technology, and regulation, often involving interdisciplinary collaboration.  He also speaks and consults regularly on topics related to his research and teaching interests, including regular presentations for the Great Plains Tax Institute, the Nebraska State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law.  He currently serves as vice-chair of the ABA’s Cyberspace Law Committee.   

Professor Morse’s teaching also reflects his commitment to integrating theory and practice in an interconnected environment. Current courses include Business Associations, Antitrust, Federal Income Taxation, Taxation of Business Enterprises, International Aspects of U.S. Income Tax, and Law and Economics.  Guests and visitors in his courses include practitioners and other academics with expertise in accounting or economics, reflecting his commitment to equip Creighton law students with insights, critical thinking, and curiosity they will need for professional success

A more complete listing of his scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on his Curriculum Vitae or SSRN page.

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Electronic Payment Systems: Law and Emerging Technologies (Edward A. Morse), 2018
  • Edward A. Morse, Regulation of Online Gambling, in Research Handbook on Electronic Commerce Law 449 (John A. Rothchild ed), 2016
  • Ernie Goss & Edward A. Morse, Right Sourcing in Nebraska: Growing Government or Private Industry?, 2015
  • Edward A. Morse, RFID Applications in Animal Agriculture, in RFIDs, Near-Field Communications, and Mobile Payments: A Guide for Lawyers 89 (Sarah Jane Hughes ed), 2013
  • Edward A. Morse, Regulation, Markets, and Integrity: An Essay on the Framework for Trust in the Protection of Personal Data, in Something Bigger Than Yourself: Essays in Honour of Richard De Mulder 165 (Pieter Kleve & Kees van Noortwijk eds), 2011
  • Edward A. Morse & Ernest P. Goss, Governing Fortune ,U. Mich., 2007

Articles

  • Vasant Raval & Edward A. Morse, Working from Home: Reassessing Risks and Opportunities, 5 ISACA JOURNAL 11, 2020
  • Edward A. Morse, Technology Insights: Current Disruptions and Opportunities for Change, NEB. LAW. , May/June 2020, at 31. https://dspace2.creighton.edu/xmlui/handle/10504/127402, 2020
  • Jeremiah Coder, Pamela A. Fuller & Edward A. Morse, The Changing Transnational Tax Environment: What Business Lawyers Need to Know, in BUS. L. TODAY (Dec. 2019), https://businesslawtoday.org/2019/12/changing-transnational-tax-environment-business-lawyers-need-know/., 2019
  • Edward A. Morse, From Rai Stones to Blockchains: The Transformation of Payments, 34 Computer L. & Security Rev. 946, 2018
  • Edward A. Morse, Vasant Raval, and John R. Wingender, Jr., SEC Cybersecurity Guidelines: Insights into the Utility of Risk Factor Disclosures for Investors, 73 BUS. LAW. 1 (2017-2018)., 2018
  • Edward A. Morse & Ian Ramsey, Navigating the Perils of Ransomware, 72 Bus. Law. 287 (2016-2017), 2016
  • Edward A. Morse, Health Accounts/Arrangements: An Expanding Role Under the Affordable Care Act?, 47 J. Marshall L. Rev. 991 (2014), reprinted in New York University Review of Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation -- 2014, ch. 14, 2014
  • Edward A. Morse, Lifting the Fog: Navigating Penalties in the Affordable Care Act, 46 Creighton L. Rev. 207, 2013
  • Renée Mirkes & Edward A. Morse, Conscience and Competing Liberty Claims, 29 Ethics & Med.: An Int'l J. Bioethics 23, 2013
  • Jonathan T. Rubens & Edward A. Morse, Survey of the Law of Cyberspace: Introduction, 69 Bus. Law. 183 (2013)., 2013
  • Edward A. Morse & Vasant Raval, Private Ordering in Light of the Law: Achieving Consumer Protection Through Payment Card Security Measures, 10 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 213, 2012
  • Edward A. Morse, From Private to Public Ordering: An Expanding Federal Role for Regulating Privacy and Data Security?, in Bus. L. Today (July 2011)., 2011
  • Edward A. Morse, Vasant Raval & John R. Wingender Jr., Market Price Effects of Data Security Breaches, 20 Info. Security J.: A Global Persp. 263, 2011
  • Edward A. Morse, Free Trade and Consumer Protection: Competing Interests in the Regulation of Internet Gambling, 2010 Eur. J. Consumer L. 289., 2010
  • Edward A. Morse & Vasant Raval, PCI DSS and the Legal Framework for Security: An Update on Recent Developments and Policy Directions, Lydian Payments J., Jan. 2010, at 31., 2010
  • Edward A. Morse, Survey of Significant Developments in Internet Gambling, 65 Bus. Law. 309, 2009
  • Ernie Goss, Edward A. Morse & John Deskins, Have Casinos Contributed to Rising Bankruptcy Rates?, 15 Int'l Advances Econ. Res. 456, 2009
  • Edward A. Morse, Whistleblowers and Tax Enforcement: Using Inside Information to Close the "Tax Gap", 24 Akron Tax J. 1, 2009
  • Edward Morse, Not Letting a Good Crisis Go to Waste: Undisclosed Consequences of the Politics of Change, Oeconomica, no. 2, 2009, at 41., 2009
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., Speculation and Commodity Prices, Economic Trends (Creighton Univ., Omaha, Neb.), Fall 2008, at 4., 2008
  • Edward A. Morse, Projecting Jurisdiction: Taxation in the Internet Age, in 2 Uluslararasi Hukuk Kuraltayi 380, 2008
  • Edward A. Morse, The Internet Gambling Conundrum: Extraterritorial Impacts of U.S. Laws on Internet Businesses, 23 Computer L. & Security Rep. 529 (2007), reprinted (with updates) in Cyberlaw, Security & Privacy (Sylvia Mercado Kierkegaard ed), 2007
  • Edward A. Morse, Sound Science and Trade Barriers: Democracy, Autonomy, and the Limits of the SPS Agreement, 6 J. Int'l Trade L. & Pol'y 1 (2007), reprinted in International Law and Trade: Bridging the East-West Divide 10 (Sylvia Mercado Kierkegaard ed., Rev. ed., 2007
  • Edward A. Morse, Technological Entanglements: Evidentiary and Ethical Considerations of Metadata in Interjurisdictional Litigation, 2 J. Int'l Com. L. & Tech. 94 (2007) (earlier version appeared in Business, Law & Technology: Present and Emerging Trends 307 (Sylvia Mercado Kierkegaard ed.), 2007
  • Edward A. Morse, Extraterritorial Internet Gambling: Legal Challenges and Policy Options, 1 Int'l J. Intercultural Info. Mgmt 33 (2007) (earlier version appeared in Legal, Privacy, and Security Issues in Information Technology (Sylvia Mercado Kierkegaard ed), 2007
  • Edward A. Morse, Tax Accounting Periods and Accounting Methods for Farmers, in LexisNexis Tax Advisor -- Federal Topical, ch. 1N:4 (2007-2009)., 2007
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., The Conundrum of Un-Free Trade, Economic Trends (Creighton Univ., Omaha, Neb.), Fall 2007, at 4., 2007
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., Books for Your Edification and Enjoyment, Economic Trends (Creighton Univ., Omaha, Neb.) , Fall 2007, at 3., 2007
  • Ernie Goss & Edward Morse, Op-Ed., Gambling Interests Crap Out in 2006 Elections, B2B Omaha, Winter 2007, at 25., 2007
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., Farming Programs Full of Entanglements, Omaha World-Herald, July 21, 2006, at 7B., 2006
  • Edward A. Morse, Semper Reformanda: A Primer on Tax Reform, Creighton Law., Spring 2006, AT 10., 2006
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., Dealing with "Globalization": A Conflict of Meaning?, Economic Trends (Creighton Univ., Omaha, Neb.), Fall 2006, at 2., 2006
  • Ernie Goss & Ed Morse, Op-Ed., Limiting Casinos in Nebraska, B2B Omaha, Summer 2006, at 27., 2006
  • Ernest P. Goss, Edward A. Morse & Eric C. Thompson, Report of the Attorney General's Task Force of Motor Fuel Pricing in Nebraska, 2006
  • Ernest P. Goss, Edward A. Morse & Eric C. Thompson, Report of the Attorney General's Task Force of Motor Fuel Pricing in Nebraska, 2006
  • Edward A. Morse, Income Averaging: Planning Options for Eligible Taxpayers, 22 J. Tax'n Investments 303, 2005
  • Ernie Goss & Edward A. Morse, The Impact of Casino Gambling on Individual Bankruptcy Rates from 1990 to 2002, 2005
  • Edward A. Morse & Ernest P. Goss, Op-Ed., Exclusive Indian Casino Could Keep Money Here, Omaha World-Herald, Sept. 28, 2004, at 9B., 2004
  • Edward A. Morse, Tax Planning for Closely Held Businesses in Light of the Rate Reductions in the JGTRRA of 2003, Neb. Law, Mar. 2004, at 5., 2004
  • Edward A. Morse, Taxing Plaintiffs: A Look at Tax Accounting for Attorney's Fees and Litigation Costs, 107 Dick. L. Rev. 405 (2003), Part I reprinted in Monthly Dig. Tax Articles, Feb. 2004, at 5, and Part II reprinted in Monthly Dig. Tax Articles, Mar. 2004, at 37., 2004
  • Edward A. Morse, Travails of the Entrepreneurial Ant: Reforming Tax-Favored Retirement Saving for Small Business Owners, 50 DePaul L. Rev. 49, 2000
  • Edward A. Morse, Reflections on the Rule of Law and Clear Reflection of Income: What Constrains Discretion?, 8 Cornell J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 445, 1999
  • Edward A. Morse, State Taxation of Internet Commerce: Something New Under the Sun?, 30 Creighton L. Rev. 1113, 1997
  • Edward A. Morse, Rendering unto Caesar: Selected Tax Issues Affecting Clergy and Churches, in The 1996 Law Day for the Clergy (Creighton Univ. Sch. of Law, ed), 1996
  • Edward A. Morse, Demystifying LIFO: Towards Simplification of Inflation-Adjusted Inventory Valuation, 2 Fla. Tax Rev. 559, 1995

Publications

  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, 2018
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in GREAT PLAINS FEDERAL TAX INSTITUTE., 2017
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, 2016
  • Edward A. Morse, Death and Taxes: A Survey of Income Tax Issues for Decedents and Their Families, in 2016 Advanced Estate Planning Institute (Neb. Continuing Legal Educ. ed), 2016
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, 2015
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Tax, in Tax Update XXXVI (State Bar of S.D. Comm. on Continuing Legal Educ., ed), 2014
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, 2014
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., Laws Can Shrink Our Sacred Space, Omaha World-Herald, June 21, 2013, at 7B., 2013
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, 2013
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Tax Update XXXV (State Bar of S.D. Comm. On Continuing Legal Educ., ed), 2013
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., Get Serious About Deficit Spending, Omaha World-Herald, Feb. 9, 2012, at 7B., 2012
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, 2012
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Tax Update XXXIV (State Bar of S.D. Comm. on Continuing Legal Educ. ed), 2012
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., Circus of Payroll Tax Cut Business as Usual for D.C., Omaha World-Herald, Dec. 30, 2011, at 5B., 2011
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., Wealth Disparities Price of Progress, Omaha World-Herald, May 29, 2011, at 9B., 2011
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, 2011
  • Edward A. Morse, Current Developments in Federal Income Tax, in Tax Update XXXIII (State Bar of S.D. Comm. on Continuing Legal Educ. ed), 2011
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., Disrespecting Human Life Places One's Dignity at Risk, Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 13, 2010, at 7B., 2010
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, 2010
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Tax Update XXXII (State Bar of S.D. Comm. on Continuing Legal Educ. ed), 2010
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., Shrinking of Health Care Makes Obama Plan Flawed, Omaha World-Herald, Aug. 5, 2009, at 7B., 2009
  • Edward A. Morse & John P. Safranek, Op-Ed., Judicial Fiat Should Not Be Last Word, Des Moines Register, Aug. 23, 2009, at OP 1., 2009
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Tax Update XXXI (State Bar of S.D. Comm. on Continuing Legal Educ. ed), 2009
  • Edward A. Morse, Current Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, 2009
  • Ernie Goss & Edward Morse, Op-Ed., Despite Pain, an Auto Bailout is Ill-Advised, Omaha World-Herald, Dec. 13, 2008, at 7B., 2008
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., New Taxes on 'Rich' Would Target Businesses, Investors -- and You, Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 24, 2008, at 7B., 2008
  • Edward A. Morse, Current Developments in Federal Income Tax, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, 2008
  • Ed Morse & Ernie Goss, Op-Ed., Costs Trump Any Casino Benefits; Iowa's Lesson Can Guide Nebraska, Omaha World-Herald, June 8, 2007, at 7B., 2007
  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, 2007
  • Edward A. Morse, Op-Ed., Several Possible Surprises in 413, Omaha World-Herald, Oct. 16, 1998, at 27., 1998

General

  • Edward A. Morse, Learning on the Electronic Frontier, Creighton Law., Spring 2001, at 12., 2001

Presentations

  • Edward A. Morse, Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, in Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, LaVista, NE, Dec. 5th & 6th, 2019
  • Religious Liberty Panel Discussion, Nebraska Catholic Conference and Thomas More Society, Omaha, Nebraska (Moderator), June 26, 2019
  • Video file: Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century (June 12, 2019) (FTC Hearing #14: Roundtable with State Attorneys General, an FTC-Creighton University School of Law event moderated by Ed Morse, Creighton University School of Law & Andrew Smith, Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection), https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/ftc-hearing-14-roundtable-state-attorneys-general., 2019
  • China-US Culture Panel, Asian World Center, Omaha, Nebraska, April 26, 2019
  • Immigration Panel, Institute for Economic Inquiry, Omaha, Nebraska, February 28, 2019
  • Projecting Orthodoxy: Contending with Progressive Designs in the Grievance Culture, Legatus, Lafayette, Louisiana, January 14, 2019
  • Important Developments in Federal Income Tax, 55TH ANNUAL GREAT PLAINS TAX INSTITUTE, Omaha, Nebraska, November 30, 2018
  • Reclaiming Social Capital: Contending with Progressive Hegemony, LEGATUS, Dallas, Texas, November 14, 2018
  • Government Regulation of International Electronic Payments, Webinar for Graduate Students, University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, November 7, 2018
  • Reclaiming Social Capital:  Projecting Orthodoxy into a Progressive Culture, Legatus, Lake Charles, Louisiana, September 27, 2018
  • Reclaiming Social Capital:  Private Ordering Together, Legatus, Houston, Texas, August 21, 2018
  • Electronic Payments:  Regulating Innovation, Conference of State Bank Supervisors Legal Seminar, Denver Colorado, July 19, 2018
  • Reclaiming Social Capital, Legatus, Tulsa, Oklahoma, July 12, 2018
  • Private Ordering Together, Legatus, Wichita, Kansas, May 8, 2018
  • Japan Kaidenren Mission to the United States of America, Omaha, Nebraska (moderator), May 4, 2018
  • Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Morgan Stanley Wealth Advisors, Omaha, Nebraska, April 5, 2018
  • Assessing Abenomics: Prospects for Growth in a Global Economy: A Dialogue with Prof. Kiochi Hamada, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska (moderator and panelist), March 9, 2018
  • Private Ordering Together, Legatus, Bismarck, North Dakota, March 1, 2018
  • You Can Only Manage What You Can Measure:  Measuring and Operationalizing Cyber Risk, ABA Cyberspace Law Institute/Winter Working Meeting, Atlanta, GA (panelist), Jan.26, 2018
  • Private Ordering Together, Legatus, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 23, 2018
  • Important Developments in Federal Income Taxation, State Bar of South Dakota, Tax Update XXXIX, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, December 8, 2017
  • Important Developments in Federal Income Tax, 54th Annual Great Plains Tax Institute, Omaha, Nebraska, November 30, 2017
  • Redeeming Society:  The Thomas More Society in Context, Legatus, Omaha, Nebraska, June 14, 2017

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Taxation, Electronic Payments and Data Security, Regulation of Internet-based Activity, Health Care Delivery

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, Nebraska State Bar Foundation, 2018
  • Veritas Award, Thomas More Society , 2014