Federal Income Taxation

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
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:10 - 10:17 am TNH 2.123
Exam Type Date Time Alpha Range Room
Final 5/9/19 1:30 pm A-Z
2.137

Additional Information

Course Type
Grading Method
Pass/Fail Allowed
Will use floating mean GPA if applicable

Textbooks

  • Federal Income Taxation - Bankman, Shaviro, Stark, Kleinbard
      Wolters Kluwer , edition: 18th
      ISBN: 9781543801491   (required)
  • Federal Income Tax Code and Regulations - Bank and Stark
      Foundation Press , edition: 2018-2019
      ISBN: 9781640209374   (required)
  • Examples and Explanations: Federal Income Tax - Pratt, Griffith, Bankman
      Wolters Kluwer , edition: 8th
      ISBN: 9781454881278   (required)