At Temple, students can dive into tax in their first year of study – and nearly a third of them do just that, choosing Taxation as their 1L elective. Of the Class of 2016, 75% of students took at least one tax course, and 21% took more than one before graduation. And they have plenty of options from which to choose: Temple’s robust tax curriculum includes writing and experiential opportunities as well as Professor Alice Abreu’s groundbreaking Low Income Taxpayer Policy and Practice course.

Comprehensive Tax Curriculum

Andy Monroe

Temple Law students can graduate with a strong foundation in tax while taking no more than one tax course a semester. Their options include:

  • Taxation
  • Corporate Tax
  • Partnership Tax
  • International Tax
  • Taxation II
  • Low Income Taxpayer Policy and Practice

The Fogel Lecture, held each spring, is an opportunity for students to hear first-hand from leading tax policy-makers and judges working on some of the most pressing tax issues of the day. Prior Fogel lecturers have included Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson, Former IRS Commissioner Larry Gibbs, Eric Solomon, George Yin, Kathryn Keneally, and Hank Gutman.  The 2017 Fogel lecturer was the Hon. Cary D. Pugh of the United States Tax Court.

Low Income Taxpayer Policy and Practice is a groundbreaking course in which students learn about tax policy in the classroom and gain a greater understanding of its impact on low-income taxpayers through participation in the IRS’ VITA program. Course creator Alice Abreu explains how it works in the video below.


Outstanding Tax Faculty

Alice AbreuAlice Abreu | Robert Bartow | Nancy Knauer | Kathy Mandelbaum | Andrea Monroe | Jan Ting

The members of Temple’s tax faculty are nationally recognized experts on tax policy, partnership tax, and the intersections between tax and related practice areas. They are also gifted educators, critically acclaimed scholars, and leaders in the tax bar, including the ABA Section on Taxation. Learn more by clicking on any of their bios, above.