Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Texas A&M University School of Law seeks to hire a director of its tax clinic:
The Director of the Texas A&M University Low Income Tax Clinic is responsible for all aspects of the Tax Clinic, including client representation, law student supervision, classroom instruction, community outreach and education, and IRS compliance. The Tax Clinic will be part of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic program of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Provide law students with practical instruction in federal and state income tax law, Internal Revenue Service regulations and procedures, and United States Tax Court rules and procedures. Provide law students with training in core lawyering skills necessary to carry out client representation, including interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, negotiation, drafting pleadings and agreements, and oral advocacy. Train and supervise approximately 8-10 law students per semester, and approximately 1-2 law students each summer, in direct client representation in such matters.
Develop and conduct community education and outreach programs for Texas organizations, their members, and fellow practitioners on a range of personal federal and state income tax matters. Recruit and refer cases to pro bono attorneys.
With assistance from the law school, comply with all requirements of the Internal Revenue Service for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics, including reporting on financial and service activity, preparing grant renewal applications, and attending an annual national conference for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics