Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Public Interest Courses

483: Federal Tax Clinic I

Credit Hours



Federal Income Tax


Experiential Learning


The Federal Tax Clinic educates students in the practice and procedures of federal tax law and dispute resolution before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the United States Tax Court. The tax clinic integrates the numerous components of tax law practice in the curriculum of both classroom study and legal practice with actual clients.  Subjects include client interviewing and counseling, negotiations, and tax litigation. Students handle cases at the IRS and Tax Court level and, with the clinic attorneys, prepare written responses to the IRS and Tax Court petitions, and litigate tax cases.  Federal Income Tax is a prerequisite, and Tax Audits, Procedure and Ethics is recommended.  (Novy)