Federal Income Taxation

SLN #: 85160
Course Prefix: LAW-606
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor(s): Scharff
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Course Description:
Federal income tax touches virtually every aspect of modern American life. For practicing lawyers, a basic understanding of the structure and vocabulary of the tax code is critical. In this course, an introduction to federal income taxation, we will learn the basic rules that govern the income tax system, with a particular focus on individuals and unincorporated businesses. Unlike courses that are based on common law, this course will require students to study statutory and administrative law extensively. As we delve into the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, we will also consider fundamental tax policy questions along the way, asking not just what the law is, but also, what it could be and, perhaps, should be.

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 4
Grading Option: Letter Grade Only
Written Assignment: Yes
Graduation Writing Requirement: No
Flexible Writing Requirement: No
Skills Requirement: No
Experiential Learning: No
Seminar: No
Special Withdrawal Course: No
Final Exam Given: Yes
Final Exam Type: In-Class - Completely Secure
Attendance Policy: Per Statement Of Student Policies
Teaching Method: In Person

* The law school has a policy that Is used To calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.