Mandi L. Matlock is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where she teaches the Federal Tax Seminar. She also serves as Interim Director of the Federal Tax Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School, where she trains and supervises students in federal tax litigation and administrative practice.
Ms. Matlock founded the Texas Taxpayer Assistance Project, a low-income taxpayer clinic dedicated to pursuing federal tax justice for indigent clients, at Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA). She has represented low-income taxpayers there since 2001 at all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service, in United States Tax Court, and in the United States District Courts. She began her career at TRLA as an Equal Justice Works fellow in consumer protection and federal tax law.
She has served as Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center, where she focused on policy and advocacy initiatives at the intersection of consumer protection and federal tax law. She recently took a two-year hiatus from TRLA to join the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent advocacy agency within the Internal Revenue Service, as the Local Taxpayer Advocate for Austin, Texas.
Ms. Matlock earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and her B.A. in French, summa cum laude, from the University of Houston.
- Mandi L. Matlock & Chi Chi Wu, 2019 Tax Season: The Return of the Interest-Bearing Refund Anticipation Loan and other Perils Faced by Consumers, Nat'l Consumer L. Center (Jan. 28, 2019).
- Mandi L. Matlock et al., Assisting Disaster Survivors, in Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS: A Practical Manual for the Tax Practitioner with Sample Correspondence and Forms (T. Keith Fogg ed., ABA 7th ed. 2018).