Practitioner-in-Residence, Tax Clinic
Office: Room Y260
Jennifer Mueller is a Practitioner-in-Residence in Washington College of Law’s Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic. She also teaches Remedies and coaches WCL’s international mediation moot team. Her scholarly interests lie in exploring the legal structures around political participation and democracy, with a focus on the laws governing nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations, campaign finance, and lobbying.
Prior to joining the faculty at WCL, Professor Mueller was counsel at the public policy consulting firm The Raben Group. Earlier, as an associate with the Washington, DC, law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now WilmerHale), Professor Mueller represented clients in a number of high-profile lawsuits. Before joining Wilmer, Professor Mueller clerked Judge Warren J. Ferguson on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Professor Mueller is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A member of the California and D.C. bars, she has also worked as a teacher and a freelance policy writer.
Degrees & Universities
- J.D., Harvard Law School 2000
- B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1994 (with highest distinction in English)
- Jennifer Mueller, Practicing Before the IRS and Professional Responsibility in Tax Practice, in Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS (Keith Fogg ed., 6th ed., ABA 2015).
- Jennifer Mueller, The Unwilling Donor, 90 Wash. L. Rev. 1783 (2015). SSRN Link
- Jennifer Mueller, Defending Nuance in an Era of Tea Party Politics: An Argument for the Continued Use of Standards to Evaluate the Campaign Activities of 501(c)(4) Organizations, 22 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 103 (2014). SSRN Link