Genevieve Tokic

Genevieve Tokic, Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois College of Law 

Genevieve Tokić has taught at the Northern Illinois University College of Law since 2015. She teaches courses in tax and business, including Federal Income Tax, International Business Transactions, Taxation of Business Entities, and Tax Policy. Her primary research interest is in international taxation and tax policy, and she is a co-author of the third edition of an International Taxation casebook published by Carolina Academic Press. 

Professor Tokić previously taught at Texas Tech University School of Law.  She also worked in the U.S. and international tax group of a prominent Chicago law firm, where she advised multinational corporations and privately-owned businesses on international tax planning, transfer pricing, and other matters.  Professor Tokić has prior experience in the corporate finance group of an international law firm in London, where she advised primarily foreign clients on mergers and acquisitions and U.S. securities laws. 

Professor Tokić holds a B.A. degree in political science and international studies from Northwestern University, a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law, and an LL.M., with honors, from Northwestern University School of Law.  

Paper Title: 

"Exploring the Intersection of Trade Policy, Immigration, and Tax Law in the Recent Wave of Migration to the United States from Central America"

Paper Summary: 

The paper explores how U.S. international tax rules and trade policy may have contributed to recent increases in migration from the "Northern Triangle" countries of Central America to the United States.  It then discusses possible tax measures that, when combined with other policy changes, could help to remedy the economic and social factors driving the wave of immigration.