Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Robert G. Nassau (Syracuse):
This is not a terribly novel idea, but wouldn’t NOW be a great time for the IRS to hire 2,500 of our law school graduates and put them to work auditing people and corporations? This would create 2,500 well-paying jobs that more than paid for themselves.
Update: Jim Maule (Villanova), So Are Law Grads Ready to Be Tax Auditors?:
The point isn’t that law schools should teach students to become tax auditors. People don’t need to go to law school to become tax auditors. Law schools should not be teaching people to be tax auditors or rocket scientists. Nor should law graduates be funneled into tax auditing simply because they need jobs. They should be funneled into legal jobs in which their skills are required, and in order to maximize the number of legal jobs in which their skills are required, they need to leave law school with more skills than they currently do.