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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Structuring a Tax Policy Workshop Series -- Boston College

Jim Repetti and Diane Ring, co-hosts of Boston College's Tax Policy Workshop Series, continue our series on how to best structure a tax policy workshop series:

The Boston College Law School Tax Policy Workshop Series involves guest speakers presenting their papers to faculty from BC and other Boston area schools, BC alumni who are tax practitioners or government policymakers, and students who have a strong interest in tax.

Papers for each workshop are emailed to participants at least one week in advance. We limit the number of attendees to 20 and seat everyone around one large table in order to maintain an informal and relaxed atmosphere. After lunch is served, the presenter speaks for about one half hour followed by discussion and questions for another hour.

This was our first year running the workshop. We had had a great time, learned a lot, and enjoyed the company of wonderful guest speakers. Even our non-tax faculty have commented how much they have enjoyed the workshops!

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