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Tax Law

Lewis & Clark Law School offers a program that provides training of the highest quality at all levels of tax scholarship. From the aspiring tax lawyer, who must master many of the intricacies of the tax system, to the future general litigator, who needs a basic framework within which to view that system, students at Lewis & Clark enjoy unique educational opportunities and small class sizes, which allow professors to provide students with individual attention. 

Studying Tax Law

Only a few students come to law school with a burning desire to learn about taxes. But law students soon discover that tax law has a profound influence on commerce, and even on personal matters, throughout the developed world.

Virtually every lawyer needs to be conversant in the law of taxation, as businesses and individuals routinely seek advice from their attorneys on tax matters. Just as most citizens view taxes as a necessary evil, the legal community views knowledge of the tax laws as a basic component of a successful career.

Despite popular misconception, the study of tax law is not dry or exceedingly difficult to grasp. For many students, the tax law courses turn out to be some of the most exciting in their law school curriculum—so much so that some decide, midway through law school, to pursue a specialty in tax matters. Understanding the US tax system is important and has practical applications in all areas of the law, so we encourage students to take additional tax law classes.

Please contact us if you have any questions.