In this class, students will learn the major research resources in tax law and the skills to conduct research using those resources. Tax law research has a lot in common with general legal research, e.g., the search for controlling statutes and precedential cases. But tax law research is unique in that Treasury Department and IRS publications are essential. Therefore, to conduct tax law research, the knowledge of the hierarchy of administrative law materials and their locations is critical, in addition to the general knowledge of codes, cases and legislative history.
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