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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

Tax: Research in Taxation

Course Description
Tax research consists of the examination of unanswered tax questions through the following process: (1) identification of pertinent issues; (2) determination of proper authorities; (3) evaluation of the appropriateness of the authorities; and (4) application of these authorities to the specific fact situation. Through the use of a series of cases, the participant in this course will be given an opportunity to survey significant areas of the Internal Revenue Code, to gain an awareness of developing tax issues, and to develop a capability in tax research. Based on the cases presented, the student will be asked to analyze the facts, identify the tax issues, locate appropriate authorities, evaluate those authorities, develop conclusions and recommendations, and communicate the findings in the form of an opinion letter, a protest, or a memorandum. One oral presentation will be required. A letter grade will be issued for each of the papers, and the student's final grade will be the average of these grades, plus credit for class attendance. Each weekly class session is dedicated to a survey lecture of the general area of tax law covered by the specific case then under consideration. The lectures act as a backdrop for the research being undertaken at the time. The student will participate actively in development of the research agenda. This course is taught by F. Kelleher Riess, an attorney and a member of the Business School faculty. The course is a Business School course, cross-listed with the Law School.  (3 credits)
Upcoming Semester Offered
Spring 2018

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