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Fall 2012
5459 Federal Income Tax - WELLS- 12596

Professor(s): Bret Wells (FACULTY)

Credits: 4

Course Areas: Taxation 

Time: 9:00a-10:20a  TWThLocation: 144  BLB

Course Outline: Federal Income taxation is a core course that is essential for students that want to practice business or commercial law. This course is designed (i) to introduce students to the basic doctrines of federal income tax law in the context of federal tax policy; (ii) to familiarize students with significant provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and United States Treasury regulations that govern personal income taxation, as well as judicial and administrative decisions interpreting the same; and (iii) to help students develop critical problem solving and issue identification skills in federal income tax law. Because tax issues can have a significant impact on a wide array of legal contracts and legal arrangement, it is important that practicing lawyers have the ability to identify tax issues in the course of their representation of clients.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus (pdf)

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First Day Assignments: Read the Introductory Chapter 1 of the Bankman/Shaviro/Stark casebook for the first class.

Final Exam Schedule: 12/11 9am-1pm  211 TU2  215 TU2  

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No