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MSU College of Law. Introduction to the Tax Clinic. Who We Serve. English as a Second Language Taxpayers International Students & Scholars Low-Income Taxpayers with an IRS controversy. Courts We Practice In. Michigan Tax Tribunal Michigan Court of Appeals United States Tax Court

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Msu college of law

MSU College of Law

Introduction to the Tax Clinic


Who we serve

Who We Serve

  • English as a Second Language Taxpayers

    • International Students & Scholars

  • Low-Income Taxpayers with an IRS controversy.


Courts we practice in

Courts We Practice In

  • Michigan Tax Tribunal

  • Michigan Court of Appeals

  • United States Tax Court

  • U.S. District Court


What clinicians will learn

What Clinicians Will Learn

  • Analytical skills through careful reading of code, regulations, and case law.

  • Interpersonal skills via daily interaction with clients, opposing counsel and governmental agencies.

  • Advocacy for clients through the written and oral communication word.


How is tax clinic different from other law school courses

How is Tax Clinic different from other law school courses.

  • Clinicians are working as attorneys, on behalf of real clients with real legal problems. The stakes are high!

  • Reading, research, and analysis is mostly directed towards the clinician’s cases.


What should 1ls do

What should 1Ls Do

  • Speak with current and former clinicians.

  • Recognize how tax issues effect all areas of the law.

  • Visit the Tax Clinic.


What should 2ls and 3ls do

What Should 2Ls and 3Ls Do

  • Participate in at least one clinical program.

  • Recognize that public service is a responsibility that comes with the privilege of practicing law – why not start early?


What do clinicians gain from the tax clinic experience

What do clinicians gain from the Tax Clinic experience?

  • Real practice experience.

  • Writing products.

  • Resume benefits.

  • Greater Responsibility.

  • Satisfaction of helping clients.


Contact information

Contact Information

  • Michele L. Halloran, Director, Tax Clinic

    [email protected]

  • Naima I. Manley, Public Interest Tax Fellow

    [email protected]

541 E. Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823

Phone: 517.336.8088 - Fax: 517.336.8089


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