IRS and Law Center Sign Contract for Distance Learning Education
December 13, 2011 – The Law Center has signed a contract with the Internal Revenue Service to provide distance-learning Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to the IRS’ Office of Chief Counsel beginning in 2012.
“We are delighted to partner with the IRS on their continuing legal education program,” said Law Center Dean William M. Treanor. “Members of our tax faculty look forward to sharing their knowledge and experience with the talented professionals in the Office of Chief Counsel and IRS.”
The Law Center will collaborate with IRS’ chief counsel office to develop and deliver the courses.
During the first year of the contract, Georgetown law school faculty will provide six graduate-level tax law CLE courses to IRS personnel and others in the field. The faculty members have significant government and public policy experience, in addition to their academic work and scholarship.
The course offerings will be drawn from those currently offered by the Law Center’s Tax LL.M. program, but customized with assistance from subject-matter experts in the IRS chief counsel office to highlight issues of importance to the IRS.
All courses will be delivered via distance learning media to classroom locations nationwide. A limited number of CLE credits earned in the IRS program can be transferred to Georgetown law school and applied toward the Tax LL.M.
The tax program at Georgetown is one of the largest in the country and is consistently ranked near the top nationally. The faculty includes nine full-time professors with various tax specialties and more than 100 adjunct professors from both the public and private sector. The curriculum comprises more than 80 courses.