UDC Law’s Tax Clinic provides students with hands-on experience representing taxpayers with active tax controversies before the IRS, in U.S. Tax Court and, in limited instances, state tax agencies. Students primarily represent low income, Metro DC residents. Tax Clinic students assist in a wide range of matters, including claiming family-based tax credits, resolving tax return audits, and addressing the denial or suspension of tax refunds. Students may work on federal and DC tax policy matters, as well as conduct community outreach and assist in the delivery of technical tax advice to community organizations.
Tax Clinic students may also have the opportunity to conduct tax outreach events in the community to advise District residents of their rights and responsibilities. Outreach events are often conducted in immigrant communities, intended to address the unique needs of ESL taxpayers.
Classroom work includes coverage of relevant tax doctrine, tax practice and procedure, and tax policy issues. Tax Clinic faculty closely supervise student practice and prepare students to interview and counsel clients in order to provide effective and ethical legal representation.
The Tax Clinic prepares participating students for tax litigation, poverty law practice, and policy work.
Contacting the Tax Clinic
If you are seeking legal assistance, please call (202) 274-7315.
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
Clinic Director: Professor Jacqueline Lainez Flanagan