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Register Now for the Summer Tax Litigation Course 

This summer, the Villanova Graduate Tax Program is once again offering an innovative experiential and simulation-based litigation skills course designed to teach participants how to handle a case in the United States Tax Court.  This course was last offered in Summer 2013.  It is patterned on similar training offered to new lawyers by the Office of Chief Counsel and will take the students through a complete Tax Court trial including calendar call, pretrial conference with the Court and motions practice.  Many of the student arguments will be taped and replayed with an instructor providing individual feedback on the presentation and how to improve it.  The trial exercises will be supplemented with lectures on a range of topics directly related to Tax Court litigation.  Instructors include Chief Counsel Attorneys and professors from Villanova Law School, all of whom have extensive trial experience in the Tax Court.  In addition, Judge Lewis Carluzzo, Special Trial Judge from the United States Tax Court, and Villanova Alumnus, will be our special guest judge.

To Register: Please complete the appropriate registration form (attorneys or JD/LLM students), sign the acceptance agreement (JD/LLM students only), and send the form(s) along with a check payable to ‘Villanova University’ to the address provided.  Enrollment is limited to 16 participants and registrants will be accepted in the order in which the applications are received. Please email Linda Vines with any questions.

September 27, 2013

The 2013 Villanova Law Review Shachoy Symposium

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Continuing Education Credits

The Villanova Graduate Tax Program offers students a chance to receive CLE or CPE credit for courses taken as a part of the Program.


Pennsylvania CLEs - Each course in the Graduate Tax Program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for two hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.  Students who wish to receive CLE credit pay a separate charge of $1.50 per credit or $3.00 per course.  Please complete the Pennsylvania CLE Registration form here.

The form and payment must be received by the Graduate Tax office by the second week of classes or credit will not be awarded.  No exceptions.

Pennsylvania CLE rules and regulations are available on the Internet at: http://www.pacle.org.

Other States - For states other than Pennsylvania, the award of Continuing Legal Education credit for Graduate Tax courses depends on the separate requirements of each state bar.  The student should check with the applicable state to determine if he or she will receive CLE credit before submitting the CLE request form.


Pennsylvania CPEs - CPAs who are required to meet standards for continuing education in Pennsylvania may use courses taken in the Graduate Tax Program to satisfy part of those requirements.

Under current Pennsylvania guidelines, each two-credit course offered by the Graduate Tax Program counts for 30 hours of continuing education requirements in the area of Taxation or in the “Other” category.

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Phone Numbers
Office: 610-519-7043 or
FAX: 610-519-8018

Office Hours
Spring and Fall:
M-Th 9:00 AM – 8:15 PM, F until 5 PM

M-Th 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, F until 12 PM

Disclaimer: Every attempt is made to ensure the information displayed on this page is accurate. However, the information contained herein is not to be considered official.  Changes may be made to courses and curriculum requirements.