The Columbia Journal of Tax Law provides scholars, practitioners and policy makers a forum for pioneering ideas in tax law and policy. Founded in 2009, the Journal fortifies Columbia's distinction in a field of law that is both uniquely dynamic and significant to the pressing social and economic issues of our time. The journal is a web-based, solely online journal that publishes two issues yearly. It features scholarly articles, shorter works on current policy topics, and student notes.
The journal encourages applicants of diverse talents, interests, and aspirations and does not require prior experience in tax law or a related discipline. However, students who join the journal should complete the course Federal Income Taxation during the second year, preferably in the fall semester. While staff members are not required to write a note, students are encouraged to have a voice in the tax debate and will receive full editorial support throughout the drafting process.