University of Calgary

Saul Templeton

  • Assistant Professor

Biography

Saul joined the Faculty of Law in 2013. Before joining the University of Calgary, he held a judicial clerkship with the Tax Court of Canada, working directly with judges discussing legal issues raised in the litigation process.

Affiliations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation, Member since 2009
  • Canadian Association of Law Teachers, Member since 2014

Teaching

Law 527: Basic Tax Law
Law 693: Charity & Non-Profit Law

Courses Taught

Upper Year Curriculum

Basic Tax Law (Fall 2013 to Fall 2016), Tax Policy (Winter 2014 to Winter 2017), Advanced Legal Research (Winter 2014), Directed Research Project Supervision (Winter 2015, Municipal Tax and User Fees)

First Year Curriculum

Legislation (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)

Research/Scholarly Activities

Saul's research interests include tax administration, taxpayer privacy, charity law, and the social, political, and economic policies underpinning tax law.

Research Areas

  • Tax Policy
  • Canadian Tax Law
  • Charity Law
  • Tax Administration

Research Grants & Awards

  • Moodys Gartner Tax Law Fellowship, 2016-2018 ($25,000/year) Funding for tax research and travel
  • Shea Nerland LLP Fellowship, 2017 ($10,000) Funding for Samuel Singer and Saul Templeton, “Private Foundations: A Canadian Perspective”
  • Seed Grant, University of Calgary, 2014-2016 ($11,506) Funding for “Bill C-51, “Serious Offences”, and the Erosion of Taxpayer Privacy in Canada”
  • Shea Nerland Calnan LLP Fellowship, 2015 ($10,000) Funding for “Bill C-51, “Serious Offences”, and the Erosion of Taxpayer Privacy in Canada”

Selected Publications and Presentations

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • (Editor, with Donna Eansor) "Chapter 4: Income from Employment" in Tim Edgar, et al., contributing editors, Materials on Canadian Income Tax (Toronto: Thomson Reuters Carswell, 15th ed., 2015)

News Articles and Blog Posts

Conference Presentations

  • "Bill C-51, "Serious Offences" and the Erosion of Taxpayer Privacy" Deloitte Tax Symposium: Toronto, May 2016
  • “Covenants to Discriminate: the Charitable Tax Status of LGBT-Exclusionary Universities” Tax Crit Conference: New Orleans, April 2016
  • “FATCA, Bill C-51 and Domestic Taxpayer Privacy Law” Citizenship & Taxation Symposium: Ann Arbor, October 2015

ABlawg: The Faculty of Law Blog

Graduate Supervision

  • Alexa Hutchinson, MPP, University of Calgary School of Public Policy: 2015/2016 Capstone Project: Evaluating Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program
  • Joy Steppacher, MPP, University of Calgary School of Public Policy: 2015/2016 Capstone Project: The Case for Safe Injection Sites in Edmonton
  • Katherine Connolly, MPP, University of Calgary School of Public Policy: 2014/2015 Capstone Project: An Analysis of Alberta’s Proposed Carbon Tax: Impact on Economy and Industry
  • Natasha Steinback, MPP, University of Calgary School of Public Policy: 2014/2015 Capstone Project: Mandatory Minimum Sentences: Reforming Canada’s Sentencing Practices
  • Kirsten Varsek, MPP, University of Calgary School of Public Policy: 2014/2015 Capstone Project: Own the Stage: An Artist-Centric Network
Photograph of Saul Templeton

Degrees

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