Professor Mihir Desai
Spring 2019 course
W, Th 1:00pm - 3:00pm in Langdell Hall Room 272 - South
4 classroom credits

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: In Class

This course focuses on the U.S. federal income tax and the policy considerations that inform the design of the tax, which has become an important governmental tool for influencing many aspects of modern American life. The course accordingly examines not only the concept of taxable income, but also how the federal government uses the tax to influence the behavior of taxpayers across the income spectrum. A principal goal of this course is also to teach students to analyze and apply a complex federal statute. Unless waived by the instructor, Taxation is generally a pre-requisite for J.D. students in the advanced tax courses.

The materials for the course are Graetz, and Schenk, Federal Income Taxation, and CCH Federal Income Tax, Code and Regulations, Selected Sections.

Subject Areas: Taxation, Business Organization, Commercial Law, and Finance, Regulatory Law