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Tax Policy Seminar (Sanchirico/Shuldiner/Knoll)
Fall 2019   LAW 927-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
W 4:30PM - 6:30PM
Gittis Hall 213

Michael Knoll

Theodore K. Warner Professor of Law & Professor of Real Estate; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy

Reed Shuldiner

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

Chris William Sanchirico

Samuel A. Blank Professor of Law, Business, and Public Policy; Co-Director, Center for Tax Law and Policy

Additional Information

Skills Training
Expository Writing
Other Professional Skills:

15% Participation,
85% Other (Multiple short papers.)

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement


Course Continuity
Students are encouraged to stay home if you are ill or experience flu-like symptoms. If you miss a class for any reason, it is still your responsibility to make up the work missed.

I offer the following to students who miss class due to illness:

- Please make an appointment to meet with me and I will review/answer questions about what you missed.



The seminar will focus on original papers by some of the leading scholars in tax policy and public finance, on some of the most salient tax policy issues of the day. The professors and students will be joined by each paper's author for an extensive and, we hope, lively discussion of the paper. Students will read each paper in advance and write reaction papers to be turned in prior to the author's presentation. The seminar is intended to give students the opportunity to participate in serious work on tax policy through the equivalent of an advanced graduate-level seminar.

Course Concentrations

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.