Section Description Provided by Instructor
- See Rule 1.11 for a description of point credits that may be earned by work for a journal. Up to two (2) points may be earned for work on an editorial board; a third point may be earned for a note published in a Columbia Law School journal. All points count toward the 18 non-class points allowed for J.D. credit (see Rule 1.1). Beginning in the 2011-12 academic year, students serving on the editorial board will be eligible for 1 point of academic credit.
- LL.M.s may not earn writing or academic credit for journal participation.
- Section 1 indicates participation in the journal (0 pts)
- Section 2 indicates editorial board (1 pt)
- Section 3 indicates note publication (1 pt)
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 World Wide Web-based, solely online journal that publishes two issues yearly. It features scholarly articles, shorter works on current policy topics and student notes. 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.
Journal staff members are selected on the basis of interest, entrepreneurship, and writing ability as demonstrated in a personal statement, resume, and legal writing sample. Students may submit these materials either through the Journal's independent application process or in conjunction with the 1L Writing Competition.
The Columbia Journal of Tax Law encourages applicants of diverse talents, interests and aspirations and does not require prior experience in tax law or a related discipline. The Editorial Board will provide substantive guidance to staff members whenever necessary. However, students who join the Journal should complete the course Federal Income Taxation during the 2L year, preferably in the fall semester.
Method of Evaluation
J.D. Writing Credit
Learning Outcome Goals
No learning outcome goals have been provided.