International Tax Practicum - Fall (YR)

Section 1, Fall 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 4/5
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
  • TBA
  • -
08/30/2017 12/06/2017

Course Description

This is the first semester of a year-long course using a mock litigation as a lens for studying issues in international tax law. The case study may implicate domestic tax law of any jurisdiction, tax treaties, and EU law. Students will be given a fact pattern and will identify legal issues raised by the fact pattern. Students will draft briefs for both the government and taxpayer on the issues raised by the mock litigation. Students in this course must be available to compete in oral arguments and tax lectures in the week-long International and European Tax Moot Court in Belgium in the spring semester from March 26-30, 2017 (Note: Easter Sunday is April 1, 2018). Students travelling to Belgium will be required to fund at least part of their own travel expenses. All international travel undertaken by students for University-related purposes is subject to the UVA Policy on Student International Travel, so the trip and logistical details (travel and lodging arrangements, etc.) are subject to restrictions and/or cancellation by the University. Meeting times for this class will be scheduled at a time convenient to all admitted students after finalization of class schedules.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None
Description:

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will draft briefs for both the government and taxpayer on the issues raised by the mock litigation.

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Concurrencies: (Topics in International Tax (9500) OR International Taxation (8011))
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes: Students interested in this course must submit a timely application (due to Prof. Mason by noon on June 22, 2017). Students selected for this course will be enrolled in the course by SRO, and cannot drop thereafter. Students enrolled in this course will receive 1 credit at the conclusion of the Fall semester (graded on a 'Credit/No Credit' basis) and 1 credit at the conclusion of the Spring semester (on a letter-graded basis). Meeting times for this class will be scheduled at a time convenient to all admitted students after finalization of class schedules.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: Yes
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

Schedule No.
117820155
Law No.
LAW8660
Modified Type
Practicum
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Concentrations: Tax Law
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, November 22, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Friday, December 08, 11:59 PM