William and Mary Law School

Tax Law

Prepared by Chris Byrne
Updated February 2013

Tax forms

BOOKS

Careers in Tax Law: Perspectives on the Profession and What It Holds for You, John Gamino and Robb A. Longman, Chicago: American Bar Association Taxation, 2009.
KF 299.T3 C37
This work presents a series of miniature autobiographies by a broad cross section of working tax professionals. Each autobiography stands as a unique story of paths taken, choices made, and lessons learned.

Vault Guide to Tax Law Careers, by Shannon King Nash, New York: Vault, 2004. 
KF 299 .T3 N37 in OCS
Vault, the popular career information website, has published this guide providing the "scoop" on employment in the tax law industry.  The author is a practicing tax attorney.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Taylor, Steven. T., "Finding Passion in Taxes: An Enthusiastic Attorney Serves National Clients From Small Firm." 31 Of Counsel 3 (Feb. 2012).
This article contains an interview of an attorney who specializes in state and local tax law.

Hu, Robert H., "A Resource Guide to Tax Law Careers", 22 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 113 (Spring 2003). (Available in law library workroom -- ask librarian for access.)
This guide is designed to assist law students as attorneys in the pursuit of careers in tax law.  Print and online resources are listed.

Stansky, Lisa., "Hot Practice: Tax Law Affects Many Areas of Legal Practice", 28 Student Lawyer 11 (April 2000). Details different forms of contermporary tax practice & how tax issues are relevant to lawyers.

Tucker, Stefan F., "The Evolving Nature of Tax Practice (Surviving in a Multi-Disciplinary World)", 46 William and Mary Tax Conference tab 11 (2000). (Available in law library -- KF6289 .A2 T18 46th 2000 (STACKS)).
Emphasizes need for tax lawyers to think in terms of "multidisciplinary practice"- globalization and the expansion of other professions (esp. accounting) into areas formerly reserved for tax lawyers. Also touches on the strong need for self-regulation.

ANNUAL CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA/INSTITUTES

Annual Conference on Taxation. National Tax Association-Tax Institute of America.
Columbus, OH: The Association, 1973 -
KF/6289/A2/N38

Institute on Federal Taxation. New York University.Albany
NY: Banks & Co.,1943 -
KF/6289/A2/I59
Lexis: FEDTAX;NYITAX

Major Tax Planning. University of Southern California Law Center.
New York, NY: Matthew Bender, 1948 -
KF/6289/A2/T235
Lexis: FEDTAX;TAXTEC

Tulane Tax Institute.
New Orleans, 1976 -
KF/6289/A2/T8

Southern Federal Tax Institute.
Atlanta, GA: Southern Federal Tax Institute, Inc., 1965 -
KF/6289/A2/S62

Tax Conference. Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
Williamsburg, 1955 -
KF/6289/A2/T18

SELECTED JOURNALS

Akron Tax Journal
Westlaw: AKRONTJ
Lexis: LAWREV;AKTXJL
Hein Online: PDF Articles

Florida Tax Review
Westlaw: FLTXR
Lexis: LAWREV;FLTREV
Hein Online: PDF Articles

Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law
Westlaw: FDMFSTLF
Hein Online: PDF Articles

The Journal of the American Taxation Association
Westlaw: JAMTAXAS

New York University Tax Law Review
Westlaw: TAXLR
Lexis: LAWREV;NYUTAX

The Tax Lawyer
Westlaw: TAXL
Lexis: ABA;TAXLAW
Hein Online: PDF Articles

Virginia Tax Review
Westlaw: VATXR
Lexis: LAWREV;UVATAX
Hein Online: PDF Articles

ONLINE SOURCES

To locate attorneys and firms practicing in area of tax law:

LEXIS
Martindale-Hubbell: MARHUB;USPROF
sample search: practice(tax!) and state(virginia) and law-school(william and mary)
A free version is Martindale-Hubbell is available on the web at
http://www.martindale.com

WESTLAW
West's Legal Directory - Taxation: WLD-TAX
sample search: geo(virginia) and ed("william and mary")

ORGANIZATIONS

American Bar Association Section of Taxation
This organization has more than 40 active committees that cover every conceivable tax area. It sponsors a variety of CLE programs and publishes scholarly as well as a news publication.

American Taxation Association
The ATA promotes excellence in tax education, research, and practice through programs and publications.

Institute for Professionals in Taxation
IPT fosters education of corporate property and sales tax representatives, attorneys, appraisers, consultants, and accountants who represent corporate taxpayers.

National Association of Tax Practitioners
NATP is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to excellence in taxation and financial related services.

National Tax Association
NTA promotes nonpartisan academics, study of taxation by disseminating research through publications and conferences.

Other organizations may be found using:
Encyclopedia of Associations.  Detroit, MI: Gale Research Co., 1961-
Covers more than 100,000 nonprofit membership associations worldwide.  Available on Lexis.


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