Law & the Regulatory State-Tax



SLN #: 26453
Course Prefix: LAW-598
Course Section: 011
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Grewal

Course Description:
The Federal income tax touches virtually every aspect of modern life. Practicing lawyers, regardless of their area of expertise, will benefit from a basic understanding of the structure and vocabulary of the tax code as well as the interplay of statute, administrative pronouncements and case law. This course introduces students to key concepts and issues in individual federal taxation such as what is income, capital recovery and the treatment of capital gains. Through the use of the problem method, the course develops the critical skills necessary to read and analyze any statutory language. No special background in accounting, economics, etc., is required. Problems will involve nothing more complicated than basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Any calculations required are merely ancillary to illustrating how the rules work. This is a course about determining the meaning of statutory language, not about math.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Prerequisite: None
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class
Mid Term or Other Exam: Mid-Term
Participation Points: Professor may add or subtract up to 2 points for classroom participation.
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Required
Online Course Site: Blackboard