Legal Research, Advanced: Tax

The one-hour course in legal research methods in the tax domain focuses on federal income tax materials, but includes an overview of state and international materials as well. The emphasis of the course is on developing research strategies and methodologies for finding and using a variety of tax materials in a changing information environment. Topics include research methods in federal tax statutes (including their legislative histories), federal tax regulations (current and proposed), and IRS rulings, procedural rules, and adjudications. Strategies for locating relevant tax cases in the different courts that hear tax cases will also be covered. Students will also become familiar with secondary sources in tax. An introduction to locating state and foreign and international tax materials will also be provided. Homework and classroom examples will draw upon a variety of electronic and traditional sources. This is a pass/fail course with no final examination; students will be required to complete homework exercises throughout the course's seven-week duration.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday 3:30 - 5:20 pm JON 5.221
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Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Mandatory


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