Saturday, January 26, 2019
Tax Justice Blossoms at Boyd Law School:
Since opening its doors in August 2017, the Rosenblum Family Foundation Tax Clinic at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law has provided pro bono “tax justice” to qualifying low-income families and taxpayers for whom English is a second language. The clinic serves all of Nevada and is currently managing nearly 50 client matters, with Boyd students taking the lead on tax matters under faculty supervision.
Partially funded by a federal grant requiring matching funds, the Tax Clinic has been endowed with a generous donation by local attorney/businessman Russell Rosenblum, founding member of RMR Capital Group. Clinic faculty serve Nevadans with ongoing taxpayer education and outreach programs, including an active Twitter account (@UNLVLawLITC) and “Tax Talk Tuesdays,” a commuter radio segment that provides weekly tax tips and traps for the unwary. The segment airs at 8:45 a.m. Tuesdays on UNLV’s station KUNV-FM 91.5, also streaming live at 915TheSource.org/Listen.
We recently spoke with the Tax Clinic’s founding donor and faculty—Russell Rosenblum; Sonya Watson, the clinic’s Director and 2013 Boyd graduate; and William S. Boyd Professor of Law Francine Lipman—about their passion for tax justice and how the clinic is meeting an important need in Nevada.