16 Aug 2018
Professor Adam Thimmesch has been named the 2017-2018 recipient of the Ray H. Bunger Memorial Award for Excellence.
Of particular note this year, Professor Thimmesch published two essays in online law reviews, two substantive pieces in State Tax Notes, ten blog posts on the SurlySubGroup blog, and co-wrote another piece that is in the process of being published by State Tax Notes. He also spent a significant amount of time revising and working on his article, Tax Privacy?, which was recently published in the Temple Law Review. His work also has had an impact; it was cited in amicus briefs before the Supreme Court for the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, an issue on which Professor Thimmesch has become a national thought leader.
Professor Thimmesch continues to have great success in the classroom. He began teaching a new course, Corporate Tax, and also taught an independent study and supervised an externship. He received the Upper-class Professor of the Year award, which has become an almost annual tradition. This was his third time winning the award in the last six years.
Professor Thimmesch also provided tremendous service this year to the College. He worked on the Yeutter Chair search, continued his work with the Great Plains Federal Tax Institute, managed the John Gradwohl Business and Estate Planning Seminar, and took on a new responsibility directing the Law+Business Initiative. He also consulted with state senators on several bills before the Unicameral.
The Ray H. Bunger Memorial Award for Excellence is an annual award chosen by the Dean on the basis of demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, academic promise, and achievement related to the fulfillment of the research and teaching mission of the University of Nebraska College of Law. The donor for this award gave this gift to commemorate the life of the donor’s father, Ray H. Bunger, who was a lifelong devoted supporter of the University of Nebraska. He sent his three sons to the University of Nebraska for varying periods and several of his grandchildren also received education at the University. He firmly believed that “a good education is something that can never be taken away from you.” He was President of the Franklin County School District #44 and Secretary of the Board of Upland COOP Credit Association.