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Spring 2011 - Legal Research, Advanced: Tax

Zarin, Jason S

Course ID: 132C  Unique # 29055  Credit Hours: 1  (Pass/Fail only)
Meeting DaysTimesLocation
   Tuesday 3:30 pm - 5:20 pm TNH 3.126
Exams:  None
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This course is restricted to upper division students only.
** This course meets the Professional Skills requirement for graduation.

This one-hour course in legal research methods in the tax domain focuses on federal income tax materials, but also includes an overview of state and international materials.  The emphasis of this course is on developing research strategies and methodologies for finding and using a variety of tax materials in a changing information environment.  Topics include research methods for federal tax statutes (including legislative history), federal tax regulations (current, proposed, and temporary), and IRS procedural rules and revenue and letter rulings.  The class will also provide strategies for locating cases in the various federal courts that handle tax litigation, including the Tax Court.  This is a pass/fail course with no final examination; students will be required to complete homework exercises throughout the course's seven-week duration.

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