Martin B. Dickinson Jr

School of Law - Law School
Robert A. Schroeder Distinguished Professor
Primary office:
Green Hall
Room 315D
University of Kansas
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

Research Specialty

Estate and Gift Taxation; Estate Planning


  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • American Bar Association-American Law Institute Harrison Tweed Award for Continuing Legal Education
  • Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence
  • Frederick Moreau Student Counseling Award
  • Howard and Susan Immel Teaching Award

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • American College of Tax Counsel
  • American Bar Foundation


  • Undergraduate degree, field, year, and school:  AB, Political Science, 1960, University of Kansas
  • Graduate degree, field, year, and school:  MA, Political Science, 1961, Stanford University
  • Professional degree, field, year, and school:  JD, Law, 1964, University of Michigan

Why Study at the University of Kansas?

At the University of Kansas School of Law students and teaching are the top priority. From the classroom to career counseling, faculty members are deeply interested in the success and future prospects of students.

The faculty includes graduates of numerous law schools across the country, and faculty members have practiced law or served as judicial clerks across the nation as well. Many faculty members are distinguished scholars, and often the authors of texts used at law schools across the nation.

Teaching Interests

  • Taxation
  • Estate planning

Research Interests

  • Taxation
  • Estate planning

Selected Presentations

The 2012 Kansas Tax Act, Topeka Bar Association CLE, Topeka 10/19/2012 - 10/19/2012

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