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LAW 1021: Tax Policy and Administration Colloquium
Fall 2023 • Section 21 • CRN 54329

Course Description

This seminar will examine the ways in which the tax law is race and gender blind but not race and gender neutral. For example, one recent Treasury study showed that despite race-blind audit selection, Black taxpayers are audited at nearly 3 to 5 times the rate of others, and another showed that some of the most popular tax breaks, such as the home mortgage interest deduction, disproportionately benefit white taxpayers. No prior knowledge of the tax law is expected or assumed – there are no prerequisites for this course; evaluation will be based on four short papers written throughout the semester and one slightly longer final paper, in addition to class participation.


Day/Time Location
T 10:00-11:50 AM Klein 6A

Course Details

  • Alice Abreu
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement
  • Writing Serial
  • Bias in the Law


Registration Info

Registration Notes

Fall 2023: There are no prerequisites for this course. If students have any issues with registration, please email


You must have completed the following courses before enrolling in this course:

  • LAW 0600 (Taxation)

Book List/Materials