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LAW G998: Tax Research and Writing
Spring 2024 • Section 21

Course Description

Tax practice, unlike subjects grounded on common law, proceeds from statute with distinct contributions from the executive and judicial branches, weaving an intricate web. Taxpayers must self-report, and most taxes are self-assessed. Tax has special professional-conduct rules and penalties. These differences affect how practitioners research, interpret, analyze, and write about tax law. This course focuses on those skills, including consideration of research resources and authorities unique to tax law, and modes for interpreting and analyzing tax authorities. While methods for good writing apply whatever is the content one seeks to explain, the course focuses on some formats and difficulties that are particular to tax practices. The work skills and methods covered are applicable to tax practice generally and specialized knowledge of any practice area is not assumed


Day/Time Location
Th 5:30-7:20 PM Klein 6A

Course Details

  • Peter Gulia
Credit Hours

3 Credits



Course Type
  • Writing
Course Modality


Fulfills J.D. Requirement




Registration Info

Registration Notes

This is a Graduate Tax Program courses. The course is open to JD students with permission from Professor Kathy Mandelbaum. This course will not satisfy the JD writing requirements. This course is open to all Graduate Tax Students, including those pursuing and LL.M or MST and those pursuing an Estate Planning or Employee Benefits Certificate (though this course would not count toward the certificate requirements.)


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

  • LAW 0600 (Taxation) or LAW G518 (Introduction to Tax and Legal Reasoning )

Book List/Materials