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3 Credits (Clinic)

This course places students at the Appellate Tax Board of the Massachusetts Revenue Department, where they handle tax cases and issues for 10 hours per week. Students assist administrative law judges in deciding disputed tax cases by preparing bench memos and also assist the board's legal counsel in drafting decisions. In addition, students meet in a weekly class that explores issues raised by their cases, including the administration and enforcement of state and federal tax laws. Students also will gain very practical knowledge in areas of federal and state tax law, which is of particular importance to every practicing attorney. This course satisfies the Experiential Education/Professional Skills Requirement.