Professor Jefferson (holding plaque, above) with Dean Miles,
Professor Suzette Malveaux, Professor Fred Woods and BLSA members.
Professor Regina Jefferson Honored by Black Law Students Association
Professor Regina Jefferson, a member of the CUA law faculty since 1992, was the guest of honor at the Eighteenth Annual BLSA Alumni Reception, held by the Black Law Students Association on April 7, 2010. Jefferson serves as faculty advisor to the student organization.
Jefferson was introduced by BLSA President Lauren Nesbitt, Class of 2011, who also handled the presentation of graduating students and honorable mentions.
In addition to her mentoring of BLSA, Jefferson was also recognized for her career achievements. She is a widely recognized expert on individual income taxation, partnership taxation, and ERISA pensions. Prior to teaching law, Jefferson was a tax law specialist at the IRS, where she specialized in qualified employee plans. Jefferson's scholarly articles and papers address a variety of tax topics including the funding limitations of defined benefit plans, the risks of defined contribution plans, the earned income tax credit, and the medical savings account program.
In 1998, she was appointed by President Clinton as one of 100 participants for the first National Summit on Retirement Income Savings. In 2002 she testified before Congress on issues regarding retirement security and defined contribution plans.
BLSA Vice President Edwin Ferguson, Class of 2011, offered welcome remarks for the 90- minute reception. As the organization’s community service chair, Nadjejda Nelson, Class of 2010, introduced next year’s executive board.