Federal Income Taxation

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED, THU 8:10 - 9:00 am TNH 2.138

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final May 10, 2017 8:30 am A-Z in 2.123


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.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

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


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
03/10/2017 Exam information updated