Federal Income Taxation

Class Unique: 28550

This Federal Income Tax course uses a problem-based method to study core federal income tax doctrine, including the concepts of taxable income, adjustments to income, and when and to whom income is taxed. In addition, the course explores the policy choices presented by an income tax system, including equity, efficiency, administrability and political considerations. Federal Income Tax develops the universal lawyering skill of working with a statute-based body of law, in conjunction with administrative guidance and cases.  It asks how the income tax affects decisionmaking and interacts with the project of giving advice as a lawyer. The course is a gateway to more advanced tax offerings.

Class Details

Meeting Days Time Location
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:10 - 9:00 am TNH 2.138
Evaluation Method Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/10/17 8:30 am A-Z

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed


  • Federal Income Taxation - Bankman, Shaviro, Stark
      Aspen , edition: 16th
      ISBN: 978-1-4548-0996-8   (required)
  • Examples and Explanations: Federal Income Tax - Pratt, Griffith, Bankman
      Wolters Kluwer , edition: 7th
      ISBN: 978-1-4548-3390-1   (required)
  • Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations - Bank and Stark
      Foundation Press , edition: 2016-17
      ISBN: 978-1-63460-296-9   (optional)