Professor of Law, holds the McGrath, North, Mullin & Kratz endowed chair in Business Law. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Drake University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Prior to joining the Creighton faculty, he was 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 holds a CPA certificate in Iowa.
Morse's scholarship focuses on taxation, trade, technology, and regulation. Recent interdisciplinary work with Dr. Vasant Raval (COBA) explores the intersection between legal standards, private ordering, and technology in matters of privacy and data security. Recent tax scholarship includes an article on Whistleblowers and Tax Enforcement, as well as annual continuing legal education programs covering recent developments in federal income taxation. Interdisciplinary work in the gaming area includes Governing Fortune: Casino Gambling in America (University of Michigan Press, 2007; co-authored with Dr. Ernie Goss, COBA), which addresses economic, social, and regulatory dimensions of gambling enterprises. Morse has also published articles on the financial regulation addressing Internet gambling in international journals, and his commentary has appeared in the Economist, NPR Marketplace, and other media outlets.
Morse speaks and consults regularly on topics related to his research. Recent presentations include: annual tax programs for the Great Plains Tax Institute and South Dakota Bar Association; panel presentations at ABA Business Law Section meetings in Boston, MA, and Vancouver, BC; Cyberlaw Committee meetings in Miami, Austin, and Toronto; paper presentations at the TILEC workshop at Tilburg University; lectures at Erasmus University and National Taiwan University; and various national and international conferences dealing with law, technology, and trade.
A more complete listing of his scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found here.
Federal Income Taxation
Legal Issues in Electronic Commerce
State and Local Taxation
Taxation of Business Enterprises