The Clinical Law Program is offering a new Tax Clinic starting in the Spring 2015 semester. The Tax Clinic represents low income taxpayers in federal tax disputes. Student-attorneys interview clients, develop case strategies, and perform oral and written advocacy. Cases involve administrative controversies before the Internal Revenue Service and litigation in federal courts. Typical student-attorney work includes arguing innocent spouse applications, preparing audit reconsiderations, briefing and appearing in collection matters (including Collection Due Process hearings and offers in compromise), and handling cases in Tax Court, including appearing at a Tax Court calendar call. The clinic does not normally prepare tax returns and does not handle accounting or transactional tax matters.
The Tax Clinic has a weekly seminar covering topics in client representation and tax procedure. Students will also have weekly supervision session with the Tax Clinic director. Students are advised that the Tax Clinic requires a significant time commitment. The clinic is open to evening students, but students should be aware that some clinic work, such as contacting the Internal Revenue Service or appearing in court, must take place during normal business hours.
Scheduling for the Tax Clinic seminar has not yet been confirmed but will be in the evening.
Interested students should complete the Application and submit the application and resume by Friday, November 21, 2014 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students selected in the lottery will be notified via email by close of business on Tuesday, 11/25/14.