Professor of Law
Director, Tax Concentration
B.A., University of Southern California
J.D., Loyola University, Los Angeles
LL.M. (Taxation) New York University
For more than 35 years, Professor Manolakas has taught federal income tax courses at Pacific McGeorge. Prior to joining the faculty at Pacific McGeorge, Professor Manolakas earned an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University and was in private practice in San Francisco. Her recent scholarship focuses on issues relating to the taxation of international trade, the interpretation of tax treaties, and the comparison of the tax laws of the NAFTA countries. Other publications include articles and chapters examining various aspects of the U.S. taxation of individuals and business entities, and community property law. Professor Manolakas taught tax seminars throughout California for the California CPA Educational Foundation and taught as a visiting professor at UC Davis School of Law. For many years, she served as the academic liaison between the Tax Section of the California State Bar and the Internal Revenue Service. Active in assisting and counseling students interested in practice of tax and business law, she is the Director of the Tax Concentration and of the Business Law Concentration. She also created and maintains the academic counseling tool — Pathways to the Legal Profession. Professor Manolakas served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Pacific McGeorge from 2005 to 2008.
Courses: Federal Income Taxation, Taxation of Real Estate Transactions, Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders, U.S. Taxation of International Transactions, Community Property Law