Omri Marian joins as assistant professor

Published: August 27th, 2012

Category: News

Omri Marian

Omri Marian joined the UF Law faculty this summer. (Photo by Cela Suter)

Omri Marian joins the University of Florida Levin College of Law faculty as an assistant professor of law after most recently working as a tax associate at Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP in New York.

Originally from Israel, Marian served in the Israeli Navy for six years as a submarine officer before attending Tel-Aviv University.

Marian graduated magna cum laude in 2006, earning a bachelor of art in political science and an LL.B from Tel-Aviv.

In Israel, law degrees are conferred after completion of undergraduate studies. Graduates may sit for the Israeli bar exam after completion of a one-year post-graduate internship with a law firm. He fulfilled his internship at Gornitzky & Co. Advocates and Notaries.

Marian moved to the United States to attend the University of Michigan Law School.  There, he earned his LL.M in International Taxation in 2008 and a S.J.D. in 2009.

Marian worked as a tax associate for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York City for two years before realizing he wanted to teach.

“I’ve had great teachers,” Marian said. “They are the reason I want to teach.”

The tax program is what attracted him to UF Law. Marian called it the “hallmark of all tax programs.”

Marian will teach International Tax I in the fall semester and International Tax Planning in the spring.

He said he looks forward to class and bonding with students. He wants students to understand the material deeply enough to think critically about it and share their own ideas. He hopes his enthusiasm for teaching will foster a successful learning environment.

“In order for teaching to work, you have to enjoy it,” he said.

– Maggie Powers (4JM)