Low Income Tax Clinic

Faculty: Adjunct Professors Sarah Narkiewicz and Steven LaBounty 

The Low Income Tax Clinic (LITC) provides students with the opportunity to develop real-life lawyering skills as they work as “student attorneys” under faculty supervision on tax-related legal issues. Students will assist low-income taxpayers in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), including possible appearances before the Tax Court. The LITC students’ primary experience will be to work, perform, or directly assist other lawyers performing, the tasks of advising or advocating on behalf of low-income taxpayer clients. Students will also be exposed to the legal and ethical problems that attorneys face in practice.
In this clinic, students can expect to engage in: problem solving; legal analysis and reasoning; legal research; factual investigation; client interviewing and counseling; oral and written communication; negotiation; litigation; organization and management of legal work; and recognizing and resolving ethical dilemmas.

Students: Click here to view information about the Low Income Tax Clinic. This handout provides general information that will be helpful to know before registering.