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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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