Tax Research

The Tax Concentration helps students build strong tax research skills so that they are prepared for tax practice, and the UC Law SF Library provides excellent support and resources for students studying and performing research in tax.

We make sure that students have access to, and become comfortable with, the tax research resources most commonly used by tax practitioners, including RIA Checkpoint, Tax Analysts’ publications (e.g., Tax Notes), Bloomberg Tax resources (e.g., BNA Tax Management Portfolios), WG&L treatises, Westlaw, Lexis, and more.  Our Federal Tax Law Research Guide helps students navigate these resources.  Tax Librarian Chuck Marcus also leads workshops in our tax seminars to help students develop their tax research skills in preparation for tax research projects that they will perform in the seminars and, ultimately, in practice.  All students can review materials, available here, which introduce students to the wide array of tax research tools and which provide guidance for students about how to perform tax research.  In addition, the law library, as part of its Research Certificate Program, provides a hands-on training session about performing tax research.

Tax course textbooks and supplemental materials are generally available in the library’s course reserves, which can be found by searching here.