Advanced Low Income Tax Clinic

Catalog No.: 724C

Course Description:

Students enrolled in this advanced course will continue to work on Tax Clinic cases. They may also be assigned to new cases and/or projects, or be asked to prepare and present educational tax-related presentations to the local low-income community. This advanced clinic is designed to help students further develop their professional lawyering skills, with particular emphasis on case management, time-management, interviewing, fact-finding, documenting, monitoring, and drafting documents. Students register for 2 units of academic credit, which will be graded and fulfill 50 hours per unit consisting of casework and meetings. Students must participate in mandatory weekly meetings with the Director to discuss their cases in depth. This course meets the professional skills requirement and the Public Interest and Social Justice Law Certificate.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Federal Income Tax, Course 270, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Course, 724A and 724B, and Clinic Directors approval.