Tax Research Writing

Washington University School of Law | 3 credits

This course is intended to assist students in expanding and refining their legal research and writing skills, focusing on sources and forms of legal presentation characteristic of U.S. tax practice. In addition to techniques for effectively organizing and constructing persuasive tax-related legal arguments, the class will cover research strategies, the range and types – as well as the optimal uses – of primary and secondary tax resources (electronic and otherwise), and hierarchies of administrative and judicial tax precedent. The course will include a series of sequential writing and research exercise assignments designed to enable students to gain experience applying the principles discussed in lectures and live class sessions.