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Victoria J. Haneman, JD, LLM

Endowed Professorship, Frank J. Kellegher Professor of Trusts & Estates



School of Law
Faculty - Law
LAWC - Ahmanson Law Center

Victoria J. Haneman, JD, LLM

Endowed Professorship, Frank J. Kellegher Professor of Trusts & Estates


Professor Haneman is the Associate Dean of Research and Innovation and the Frank J. Kellegher Professor of Trusts & Estates at Creighton University School of Law. She teaches courses addressing various aspects of taxation, wills, trusts and estates, and business associations. Prior to coming to Creighton, she was awarded the Student Bar Association Professor of the Year Award at both the University of La Verne College of Law and California Western School of Law.  In 2012, she was a visitor at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Professor Haneman is a BARBRI lecturer for wills, trusts, and estates, and an Academic Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). 

She has authored four books, including the practice guide Planning for Large Estates (Matthew Bender, forthcoming 2023 ed.), the supplement Questions & Answers: Wills, Trusts, and Estates, 4th ed. (Carolina Academic Press, forthcoming 2023) with Thomas M. Featherston, the casebook Federal Taxes of Gratuitous Transfers: Law & Planning, 2d. ed. (Aspen, 2023) with Joseph M. Dodge, Wendy C. Gerzog, Bridget J. Crawford & Jennifer Bird-Pollan, and the casebook Making Tax Law (Carolina Academic Press, 2014) with Daniel M. Berman. Professor Haneman has also published more than twenty law review articles, essays, and/or book chapters in journals that include the Harvard Journal on Legislation, North Carolina Law Review, Virginia Tax Review, Wake Forest Law Review, University of Richmond Law Review, Oklahoma Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, and Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law.  Further, she is the 2023 Chair for the Association of American Law School (AALS) Section on Women in Legal Education, and the 2024 Chair of the AALS Trusts and Estates Section. She is also on the Board of Directors for ClassCrits. Professor Haneman is licensed to practice law in the state of California. 
Professor Haneman is a regularly engaged expert by media including PBS NewsHour, National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Wired, Forbes, and Fox Business. Professor Haneman’s recent scholarship focuses on taxation, the death services industry, and student loan debt.  She has a particular interest in tax policy, industry disruption, emerging markets, and women and the law.  
To view Professor Haneman's SSRN page, click here. 

Curriculum Vitae






  • Featherstone Thomas, Questions & answers 2024
  • Dodge Joseph, Federal taxes on gratuitous transfers 2023
  • Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom: Using Legal Writing Pedagogy to Enhance Teaching Across the Law School Curriculum
    Haneman Victoria J., Of grading rubrics and formative assessment 2021
  • Berman Daniel M., Making tax law 2014
  • Haneman Victoria, Planning for large estates -0001


  • North Carolina Law Review
    Haneman Victoria, The abandonment of international college athletes by NIL policy
    101:6 2023
  • Haneman Victoria, Constructive trusts and cremated remains 2023
  • Tax Notes Federal
    Crawford Bridget, Gift tax consequences of luxury hospitality
    179:7 2023
  • Crawford Bridget, The potential gift tax implications of Clarence Thomas’s luxury trips 2023
  • Haneman Victoria, If you lost money on FTX, you may see some tax relief 2022
  • Harvard Journal on Legislation
    Haneman Victoria J., Prepaid Death
    59:2 2022
  • Washburn Law Journal
    Haneman Victoria J., Dynasty 529 plans and structural inequality,
    61:3 2022
  • Haneman Victoria J., Wealth, privilege, power, and opportunity 2021
  • Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity
    Haneman Victoria J., On period poverty
    10:1 2021
  • Law & Contemporary Problems
    Haneman Victoria J., (Re)framing student loan debt as a commons
    84:1 2021
  • ACTEC Law Journal
    Haneman Victoria J., Alkaline Hydrolysis
    47:1 2021
  • Columbia Journal of Gender and Law
    Haneman Victoria J., Menstrual capitalism, period poverty, and the role of the B corporation
    41:1 2021
  • University of Richmond Law Review
    Haneman Victoria J., Funeral poverty
    55:2 2021
  • Nevada Law Journal
    Haneman Victoria J., Tax incentives for green burial
    21:2 2021
  • Haneman Victoria J., The disruptive potential of blockchain in the law of wills 2020
  • Virginia Tax Review
    Haneman Victoria J., Intergenerational equity, student loan debt, and taxing rich dead people
    39:2 2019
  • Wake Forest Law Review
    Haneman Victoria J., Contemplating homeownership tax subsidies and structural racism
    54:2 2019
  • Oklahoma Law Review
    Haneman Victoria J., Retrenchment, temporary-effect legislation, and the home mortgage interest deduction
    71:2 2019
  • Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy
    Haneman Victoria J., Everybody dies
    32:1 2018
  • Western New England Law Review
    Haneman Victoria J., Bridging the justice gap with a (purposeful) restructuring of small claims court
    39:4 2017
  • Concordia Law Review
    Haneman Victoria J., Marriage, millennials, and massive student loan debt
    2:1 2017
  • South Dakota Law Review
    Haneman Victoria J., Incorporation of outcome-based learning approaches into the design of (incentive) trusts
    61:3 2016
  • Virginia Tax Review
    Haneman Victoria J., The collision of student loan debt and joint marital taxation
    35:2 2016
  • Nevada Law Journal
    Haneman Victoria J., A timely proposal to eliminate the student loan interest deduction
    14:1 2013
  • Cleveland State Law Review
    Haneman Victoria J., The inappropriate imposition of court-ordered mediation in will contests
    59:4 2011
  • UMKC Law Review
    Haneman Victoria J., Changing the estate planning malpractice landscape
    80:1 2011
  • Nova Law Review
    Haneman Victoria J., 120 hours until the consistent treatment of simultaneous death under the California probate code
    34:2 2010
  • Missouri Law Review
    Haneman Victoria J., The ethical exploitation of the unrepresented consumer
    73:3 2008


  • Taxing dirty luxuries 2023