Marvin A. Chirelstein

Professor Emeritus of Law


Professor Emeritus of Law

Marvin A. Chirelstein was Professor Emeritus of Law at Columbia Law School. Chirelstein taught courses on federal taxation and corporate finance, and wrote on both subjects.

After practicing in Washington, D.C. and New York City, Chirelstein joined the Yale Law School faculty in 1965 and remained at Yale as the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law until 1981. He was a visiting professor at Harvard University from 1976 to 1977, as well as a visiting professor at Columbia from 1981 1982.

He returned to private practice in 1982 and re-joined the Columbia faculty in 1984. His publications included Federal Income Taxation: A Law Student’s Guide, 1991, (6th edition); Cases and Materials on Corporate Finance, 1987, (3rd edition); and Concepts and Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts, 1990.

Chirelstein his J.D. from the University of Chicago in 1953, where he was an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review. He earned his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1950.

The Law School mourned Chirelstein’s passing in 2015.

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