Professor of the Practice Director, Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 411
Jaquetta Oram, AL 433
John and Frances Angelos Law Center
J.D., cum laude, Duke University School of Law, 2000
B.A. in Creative Writing and Economics, summa cum laude, University of New Mexico, 1997
Areas of Expertise:
Tax Controversy and Procedure
Federal Tax Litigation
Tax Research & Writing
Snyder directs the law school’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, in which student attorneys practicing under his supervision represent low-income clients before the IRS and in federal tax litigation in U.S. Tax Court and U.S. District Court. He also teaches courses in tax procedure and tax research and writing in the University’s Graduate Tax Program.
Upon graduating from law school, Snyder practiced for five and a half years as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division. He served as a Clinical Fellow at the University’s Tax Clinic from 2006 to 2009 and has directed the Clinic since its reestablishment in January 2015.
Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS, Chapter 2, Practicing Before the IRS and Professional Responsibility in Tax Practice (7th Ed.) (American Bar Association 2018) (with Beverly Winstead).
Articles and Essays
“Bringing Maryland’s Shadow ‘Currently Not Collectible’ Status into the Light,” Maryland State Bar Association Section of Taxation Newsletter, January 2016.
Dispositions Unsettled: What Tax Court Procedure Can Teach Us About Federal Civil Procedure, 36 Ohio Northern U. L. Rev. 359 (2010).
Barbarians at the Gate?: the Law of Frivolity as Illuminated by Pro Se Tax Protest Cases, 54 Wayne L. Rev. 1249 (2008).
Recent Talks and Presentations
Panelist, “Effective Tax Administration Offers-in-Compromise” (Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Grantee Conference, Washington, D.C., December 6, 2018).
Panelist, “Representing Taxpayers in Refund Suits” (Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Grantee Conference, Washington, D.C., December 17, 2016).
Panelist, “Communicating with Third Parties” (American Bar Association Section of Taxation Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 8, 2014).