Tax courses are essential for all students, not only for those who plan to be tax practitioners. Every lawyer needs to recognize the tax issues that lurk behind the work performed by litigators, corporate lawyers, estate planners and even public interest lawyers.
Income Taxation, the basic course in the federal income tax, provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of our tax law, and teaches students how to read and interpret the Internal Revenue Code. Income Taxation provides a foundation for all the other tax offerings and in several cases is a prerequisite or co-requisite for advanced courses. For those students seeking a background for business or real estate practice, Taxation of Business Entities introduces the federal income taxation of corporations and partnerships/limited liability companies. Advanced courses examine specialized topics within the fields of corporate law and estate planning.
Listen to Professor Linda Sugin talk about tax courses at Fordham
The Law School also offers a seminar in Tax Policy & Distributive Justice that puts the tax law into the context of broader social policies, as well as a course that examines the governance and taxation of nonprofit organizations and their donors.
Upper Level Survey & Introductory Courses
Upper Level Courses in Specialized Topics
Additional Related Upper Level Courses
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