Richard Winchester

Phyllis W. Beck Chair in Law

Richard Winchester is an Associate Professor at Seton Hall School of Law. He is visiting Temple Law School as the Beck Chair in Spring 2024.

Professor Winchester is a national authority on small business and federal employment tax policy. Congressional Reports frequently cite his work, giving him an influential voice in contemporary tax policy debates. The University of Carthage hosted him when he was a Fulbright Scholar in Tunisia a year after the country gave birth to the Arab Spring. His work and expertise in the tax field has earned him admission to the National Academy of Social Insurance and the American College of Tax Counsel. Seton Hall Law recognized his excellence in teaching in 2022 by naming him Faculty Teacher of the Year.

Before entering legal education, Professor Winchester spent ten years as a corporate tax planner, helping privately owned and publicly traded companies structure their business operations and financial transactions. He ended his time in practice as an international tax attorney in the national tax office of PWC, where he advised both U.S. firms investing abroad and foreign firms investing in the U.S. He began his legal career as a law clerk for Chief Justice Robert N.C. Nix, Jr. of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Professor Winchester is a graduate of Yale Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Yale Law & Policy Review. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University in its School of Public and International Affairs.

More than a legal scholar, Professor Winchester is an award-winning baker and a masters-level ocean swimmer with several age group awards to his credit.