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Professional Responsibility for Tax Lawyers
Professor Michael Doran
J.D. Course 1170 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
This course examines the ethical rules for tax lawyers. Tax lawyers are subject to the general rules of professional responsibility and to special rules of professional responsibility under federal tax law. We will study both sets of ethical obligations by considering the tax lawyer as advisor, litigator, and public servant. The course may be used to satisfy the J.D. professional-responsibility requirement for graduation; it is also open to students in the Tax LL.M. program.
Prerequisite: Taxation I (or enrollment in the Tax LL.M. program).
Students may receive credit for only one offering in the Professional Responsibility series and may not receive credit for both a course in this series and Professional Responsibility or American Legal Profession or Comparative Professional Responsibility or Lawyers’ Ethics or Professional Responsibility: Problems from Practice. Students MAY receive credit for this course and Professional Responsibility in Law Firm and Corporate Practice or Legal Ethics in Corporate Practice.
This course fulfills the J.D. Professional Responsibility requirement. Laptops may not be used during class sessions.