James  Bryce
James Bryce
Professor Emeritus of Law

James Bryce

Professor Bryce received his B.A. degree and his J.D. from Columbia University and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He served as a communications-electronics officer in the United States Air Force. Professor Bryce practiced with the New York City firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn from 1974 to 1978, when he joined the faculty of the School of Law as an associate professor. He became professor of law in 1981. He teaches a variety of tax courses, dealing with both federal income tax and state and local taxes. Professor Bryce founded and served as editor of the American Journal of Tax Policy for 16 years. He has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Florida and the University of San Diego. Professor Bryce was also a visiting scholar at Australian National University and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany. He served as reporter to the Alabama Commission on Tax and Fiscal Policy Reform in 1989-1991 and staff member of the Tax Reform Task Force in 1991-92. He is a member of the Council of the Alabama Law Institute and a fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel He received the National Alumni Association's Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award in 1996. He served as Deputy Finance Director and Interim Chief Information Officer for the State of Alabama from January 1999 to January 2003. In early 2003, Prof. Bryce served as a consultant to the State Finance Department on tax reform.