Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Following up on my previous post, 2020 U.S. News Tax Rankings (175 Law Schools): Top Law Schools: Tax Law, preLaw, Vol. 23, No. 2, Fall 2019, at 44:
preLaw magazine graded law schools based on the breadth of their curricular offerings. The scores were weighted as follows: 30% for a concentration, 24% for a clinic, 12% for a center, 12% for an externship, 9% for a journal, 8% for a student group, 5% for a certificate and added value for other offerings.
Beatle George Harrison once wrote a song called “Taxman.” Unlike many other Beatle songs, it is not a love song. But if go you into tax law and you figure out ways to help clients navigate the tax system or get the IRS off their backs you no doubt will be loved. ...
If you ever have done a tax return, you likely pulled out a few strands of hair. Tax is a complicated specialty, and getting more so. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted in 2017, is 1,097 pages long.
For the poor, it’s particularly frustrating because they can’t afford tax attorneys. Many law schools try and fill that justice gap.