Georgetown Law Awarded Contract to Provide Graduate-Level Tax Law Training to the IRS

December 8, 2011 — The Internal Revenue Service has awarded Georgetown University Law Center a contract to offer Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses to the IRS Office of Chief Counsel. The Law Center will collaborate with Chief Counsel to develop and deliver distance learning CLE courses starting in 2012.

“We are delighted to partner with the IRS on their continuing legal education program,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “Members of our tax faculty look forward to sharing their knowledge and experience with the talented professionals in the Office of Chief Counsel and IRS.”  During the first year of the contract, Georgetown Law will provide six graduate-level tax law CLE courses to IRS personnel and others in the field. The courses will be taught by Law Center faculty, many of whom have significant government and public policy experience, in addition to their academic work and scholarship.

The course offerings will be drawn from those currently offered by the Law Center’s Tax LL.M. program, but customized with assistance from Chief Counsel subject-matter experts to highlight issues of importance to the IRS. They will be delivered via distance learning media to classroom locations nationwide. A limited number of CLE credits earned in the IRS program can be transferred to Georgetown Law and applied toward the Tax LL.M.

Georgetown Law’s Tax program is one of the largest in the country and is consistently ranked near the top nationally. The faculty includes nine full-time professors with various tax specialties and more than 100 adjunct professors from both the public and private sector. The curriculum consists of more than 80 courses.

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