Fall 2017 Course Schedule

Federal Personal Income Tax (LAW-647-002)
Benjamin Leff

Meets: 08:00 PM - 09:50 PM (TTh) - Room YT17

Enrolled: 53 / Limit: 80

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Assessment:In-class exam, open book In-class exam, essay questions. In-class exam, multiple-choice questions. In-class project(s). Out-of-class project(s). Class participation.


This class is a general introduction to the law of U.S. federal income taxation, but serves as a general introduction to the law of taxation. It is appropriate for all students. Topics covered include: definition of income, taxation of income from labor and capital, deductions, credits, capital gains, abuse of the tax system, and treatment of families, among others. The syllabus provided below is a sample from a previous semester provided for informational purposes only. An actual syllabus for this course will be posted in the summer.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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The textbook for this class is Michael J. Graetz and Deborah Schenk, Federal Income Taxation: Principles and Policies (Foundation Press). The current edition is the 7th, but you may use either the 7th or the 6th Edition in this class. All assignments are provided in both editions.

First Class Readings

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