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Victoria J. Haneman, JD, LLM

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


Victoria Haneman


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 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, in 2023, she serves as Chair Elect for the Association of American Law School (AALS) Trusts and Estates Section, Chair for the AALS Section on Women in Legal Education, and 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 NewsHourNational Public RadioThe New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalWiredForbes, 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






  • Victoria J. Haneman, Of Grading Rubrics and Formative Assessment,(Book Chapter), Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom, (Carolina Academic Press), 2020
  • Daniel M. Berman & Victoria J. Haneman, Making Tax Law 2014


  • Joseph M. Dodge, Wendy C. Gerzog, Bridget J. Crawford, Jennifer Bird-Pollan & Victoria J. Haneman, FEDERAL TAXES ON GRATUITOUS TRANSFERS: LAW AND PLANNING, 2d ed 2023
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Dynasty 529 Plans and Structural Inequality, 61 WASHBURN L.J. 497 2022
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Wealth, Privilege, Power, and Opportunity, JOTWELL, Dec. 22, 2021 (reviewing Allison Anna Tait, Inheriting Privilege, 106 MINN. L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2022), available at SSRN), 2022
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Prepaid Death, 59 HARVARD J. ON LEGIS. 329 2022
  • Victoria J. Haneman, On Period Poverty, 10 J. Race, Gender & Ethnicity 1, 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Alkaline Hydrolysis, 47 ACTEC L.J. 55, 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Menstrual Capitalism, Period Poverty, and the Role of the B Corporation, 41 COLUM. J. GENDER & L. 133 (2021). , 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Tax Incentives for Green Burial, 21 NEV. L.J. 491, 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, (Re)Framing Student Loan Debt as a Commons, 84 Law & Contemp. Probs. 153, 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Funeral Poverty, 55 U. RICH. L. REV. 387, 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Of Grading Rubrics and Formative Assessment, in Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom: Using Legal Writing Pedagogy to Enhance Teaching across the Law School Curriculum 309 (Tammy Pettinato Oltz ed.), 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Tax Incentives for Green Burial, forthcoming NEV. L.J., 2021
  • Victoria J. Haneman, The Disruptive Potential of Blockchain in the Law of Wills, JOTWELL, Dec. 3, 2020, at, 2020
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Contemplating Homeownership Tax Subsidies and Structural Racism, 54 Wake Forest L. Rev. 363, 2019
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Intergenerational Equity, Student Loan Debt, and Taxing Rich Dead People, 39 Va. Tax Rev. 197, 2019
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Retrenchment, Temporary-Effect Legislation, and the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction, 71 Okla. L. Rev. 347, 2019
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Everybody Dies. Or, A Consideration of Simultaneous Death Statutes and the Struggles of the Self-Represented, 32 Notre Dame J. L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 221 2018
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Bridging the Justice Gap with a (Purposeful) Restructuring of Small Claims Court, 39 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 457 2017
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Marriage, Millennials, and Massive Student Loan Debt, 2 Concordia L. Rev. 103 2017
  • Victoria J. Haneman, The Collision of Student Loan Debt and Joint Marital Taxation, 35 Va. Tax. Rev. 223 2016
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Incorporation of Outcome-Based Learning Approaches into the Design of (Incentive) Trusts, 61 S.D. L. Rev. 404 2016
  • Victoria J. Haneman, A Timely Proposal to Eliminate the Student Loan Interest Deduction, 14 Nev. L.J. 156 2013
  • Victoria J. Haneman, The Inappropriate Imposition of Court-Ordered Mediation in Will Contests, 59 Clev. St. L. Rev. 513 2011
  • Victoria J. Haneman, Changing the Estate Planning Malpractice Landscape: Applying the Constructive Trust to Cure Testamentary Mistake, 80 UMKC L. Rev. 91 2011
  • Victoria J. Haneman & Jennifer M. Booth, 120 Hours Until the Consistent Treatment of Simultaneous Death Under the California Probate Code, 34 Nova L. Rev. 449 2010
  • Victoria J. Haneman, The Ethical Exploitation of the Unrepresented Consumer, 73 Mo. L. Rev. 707 2008