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Federal Income Taxation (Shuldiner)
Fall 2020   LAW 640-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
MW 10:30AM - 11:50AM

Faculty
Reed Shuldiner

Alvin L. Snowiss Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy; Deputy Dean

rshuldiner@law.upenn.edu
Additional Information

Skills Training
Other Professional Skills:

Grading
100% Exam,
Other (I am considering the addition of periodic quizes which would count for a small (5% - 15%) of your grade.)

Exam
Short Answer,
Essay,
Take Home,
Open-Book

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement

No

Location

Class meets online.

Category
Upper-Level

Credits
3.0

This course presents an introduction to the basic principles of the federal income tax. The course is designed both to educate the generalist in the fundamentals of taxation and to provide a foundation for those students who wish to take advanced tax courses. This course is a prerequisite for Corporate Taxation and other advanced tax courses.

I am planning to teach the course remotely using a combination of synchronous (zoom) and asynchronous (panopto) classes.

Course Concentrations

Business and Corporate Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of business and corporate law; Perform legal analysis in the context of business and corporate law; Communicate effectively on topics related to business and corporate law; Demonstrate an understanding of the interconnection between the world of business and finance and that of business and corporate law, and how they affect other areas of law and society.

Tax Law Learning outcomes: Demonstrate a core understanding of tax law and policy; Perform legal analysis in the context of tax law and policy; Communicate effectively on topics related to tax law and policy; Demonstrate an understanding of how tax law and policy affect other areas of law and business.


Textbooks

"Federal Income Tax Code and Regulation - Selected Sections" by Martin B. Dickinson -
Edition: 2020 - 2021
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
ISBN: 9780808052180
Required

"Federal Income Tax: Principles and Policies" by Graetz and Schenk
Edition: 8th (2018)
Publisher: West Law
ISBN: 9781640206809
Required

"Federal Income Taxation" by Chirelstein & Zelenak
Edition: 14th (2018)
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781640208247
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