The Graduate Tax program places significant emphasis on the rules of professional responsibility in federal tax practice. As a condition to the award of their degree, all matriculated students are required to participate in six hours of lecture and exercises dealing with professional responsibility standards for federal tax practice.
Effective September 1, 2008, this material will be integrated into the required Tax Research and Writing course (LTX-3228). The professional responsibility material will be presented in three course lectures taking place toward the end of the semester. The lectures will be recorded. The audio recording and accompanying power point slides will be posted on a separate blackboard classroom entitled Professional Responsibility. Students who have completed the Tax Research and Writing in a prior semester, but have not yet satisfied the professional responsibility requirement, must register for LTX-4000, enroll in the Professional Responsibility blackboard classroom, and listen to all three segments and complete any related exercises on or before the last day of the examination period.
In addition, all faculty members are encouraged to highlight areas in which professional responsibility questions are likely to arise in their respective subject areas.