Clinical Professor of Law
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
- Leads the Law School’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
Undergraduate degree: Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
J.D. with honors Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
Jan R. Pierce, clinical professor of law, joined the faculty in May 2000 after 27 years as an attorney with the Chief Counsel’s Office of the Internal Revenue Service. He supervises the law school’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. During his first eight years with the IRS, Pierce handled hundreds of federal tax controversies as a docket attorney. For his last 19 years with the IRS he supervised government attorneys working on both civil and criminal matters relating to federal taxes. At one time he supervised the criminal tax work done by IRS attorneys in the four-state area of Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. Pierce is a former adjunct professor at the law school. He received his undergraduate degree and his law degree (with honors) from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. After graduating from law school, he spent two years as a law clerk to a federal district judge in Topeka, Kansas. He is a member of the bar of Oregon, Kansas and the U.S. Tax Court.