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Fall 2021
5151 Tax Research - DYKES- 11259

Professor(s): Chris Dykes (STAFF)

Credits: 1

Course Areas: Taxation 

Time: 4:00p-5:00p  W  Location: 3  BLB

Course Outline: This is a practical class, focused on finding the law and legal authorities relevant to taking and defending federal tax positions. There are weekly assignments, a midterm research project and a final research project. The class is open to all L.LM students in the tax program, and to J.D. students with the instructor's permission.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus revised 8/13/21

Course Notes: DistanceEd  The instructor for this course has expressed a preference to operate the course as distance education. This means no physical classroom is assigned for this course. This also most likely means synchronous internet videoconferencing class sessions during the day(s) and time(s) when the course is scheduled to meet. However, other, more flexible modalities are possible, such as not using some of the scheduled class sessions to meet but instead supplementing with asynchronous distance education techniques. More details should be made available from the instructor via their syllabus or via other means as the start of the semester nears.

This is an LL.M class, and JD students may register, if space is available.

Dykes, Christopher. Federal Tax Research Guide (available on the law library’s website at

Prerequisites: Yes  Prerequisites: Federal Tax and Corporate Tax recommended; ability to perform on-line searches in Lexis and/or Westlaw. This is an LLM class; JD students may take this course with instructor's permission.

First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: Take Home exam      

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Available

Course Materials (8/13/2021 4:15:57 PM)

Book(s) Required

Federal Tax Research
ISBN: 978-1-59460-857-5
2nd Ed, Carolina Academic Press
Larson & Sheaffer