James Lawson

James Lawson

Assistant Professor of Accounting
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About James Lawson


  • PhD, Business Administration (Accounting), University of Alabama, 2021.
  • MSA, Accounting, Wake Forest University, 2015.
  • BA, English, Accounting, Economics, Wingate University, 2014.

Recent and Representative Publications

Lawson, J., and 2 other authors (2024) A Critical Analysis of the Corporate Alternative Minimum Tax. The ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research. 22(1), 34-50. https://doi.org/10.2308/JLTR-2023-006

Lawson, J., and 2 other authors (2024) Fill in the Blank? A Discussion of Prefilled Tax Returns in the U.S.. The ATA Journal of Legal Tax Research. 22(1), 14-33. https://doi.org/10.2308/JLTR-2022-005

Lawson, J., Street, D., and 324 other authors (2023) The ChatGPT Artificial Intelligence Chatbot: How Well Does It Answer Accounting Assessment Questions?. Issues in Accounting Education. 38(4), 81-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.2308/issues-2023-013

Street, D., Lawson, J., and 1 other author (2022) Detecting and Resolving 'Dirty' Data: 10 Steps to Better Business Insights. The CPA Journal. 96(7/8), 36-41. https://www.cpajournal.com/2022/10/03/detecting-and-resolving-dirty-dat…

Lawson, J., and 3 other authors (2021) Do Investors Care Who Did the Audit? Early Evidence on the Informativeness of Form AP. Journal of Accounting Research. 59(5), 1741-1782. https://doi.org/10.1111/1475-679X.12392

Lawson, J., and 2 other authors (2021) The Effects of Prefilled Tax Returns on Taxpayer Compliance. Journal of the American Taxation Association. 43(2), 63-85. http://doi.org/10.2308/JATA-18-055

Street, D., Lawson, J., (2021) Detecting Dirty Data Using SQL: Rigorous House Insurance Case. Journal of Accounting Education. 55, 100714. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaccedu.2021.100714

Recent Courses Taught

  • ACFM 325, Corp,Partnrship,Gift,EstateTax.
  • ACFM 104, Foundations of Accounting I.
  • ACFM 324, Individual Federal Income Tax.
  • ACFM 311, Teaching Assistant in ACFM.

Awards and Honors

  • JATA Best Paper Award, American Taxation Association, (2021).
  • Best Paper by Emerging Scholar Award, Accounting, Behavior and Organizations Conference, (2018).

Further Information

Contact Details


238 Holmes Hall