Courses

The Law School has compiled the following list of upper-level courses currently or recently offered to guide students interested in taxation. Related clinics and/or externships are marked with an asterisk and grouped separately at the end of the list. The Law School offers the listed courses regularly, but some are not available every year. For guidance about which courses might best fit your particular needs, please consult the faculty members listed below or Sarah Narkiewicz, the Co-Director of the Graduate Tax Program.

  • Federal Income Taxation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Partnership Taxation
  • International Taxation
  • Employee Benefits: ERISA & Tax
  • Estate & Gift Taxation
  • Tax Policy Seminar
  • Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic*

NOTE: The Law School offers additional tax courses as part of the LLM in Taxation curriculum. These specialized courses are generally taught by adjunct faculty who are experienced tax practitioners. A JD student interested in taking these courses must receive special permission from Sarah Narkiewicz, the Co-Director of the Graduate Tax Program.

Clinics & Externships

The Law School offers the following clinic related to taxation: Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.

Certificate Programs & LLM Programs

JD students interested in this area of the law may wish to apply for the Business Law Certificate. JD students can also go beyond the JD program and pursue a joint JD/Tax LLM. LLM students enrolled in the LLM for International Lawyers program may wish to earn the LLM with Certificate in Business and Corporate Law.

Other Opportunities

During tax season, members of the WashULaw student community regularly participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. The VITA program offers free tax help to low-income individuals, persons with disabilities, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

The following full-time faculty teach in the area of taxation.

Faculty and Staff Directory
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Daniel Kempland

Supervising Attorney, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic; Lecturer in Law

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Peter Wiedenbeck

Joseph H. Zumbalen Professor of the Law of Property