Virginia Center for Tax Law
Students interested in tax law have access to a variety of extracurricular activities.
International Tax Moot Court
Each year, up to four students may participate in the International Tax Practicum, a yearlong skills course that uses a mock tax treaty litigation as a lens for studying issues in international tax law. As part of this course, students compete in the International and European Moot Court Competition with teams from all over the world. Students learn to identify legal issues raised by a fact pattern, and they draft briefs for both the government and taxpayer on the issues raised by the moot. If the UVA team’s briefs are strong enough, the team travels to Belgium to compete in the oral phase of the competition against teams from other schools. The weeklong competition features lectures by prominent tax professors and judges as well as a trip to the European Union’s Commission in Brussels.
Since it began competing in 2017, the UVA Law team has been a strong contender each year. In 2018, UVA became the first U.S. team ever to win the competition.
Admission to this course is by application in the spring semester. Professor Ruth Mason is the faculty adviser. More
Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs
Tax Meets Non-Tax
In an environment of increasing academic specialization, Oxford-Virginia Legal Dialogs seeks to build bridges across academic disciplines by introducing a new kind of workshop. For each session, a tax scholar will select a non-tax, but legal, work that is prominent in its own field and explain how the work is relevant to the study of taxation. The author of the work will then respond before we open the session to questions and discussion by workshop attendees. More
Virginia Law & Business Review
The Virginia Law & Business Review is one of only a few student-edited business law journals among top law schools. The review regularly holds conferences on current business topics.
Virginia Tax Review
The Virginia Tax Review is the nation’s leading student-edited tax journal. Also one of the oldest journals at the Law School, the journal focuses primarily on issues of federal and international taxation.
Virginia Tax Study Group
The Virginia Tax Study Group is a gathering of alumni from practice, government and academia to discuss the pressing tax problems of the day. Students are invited to attend this lively conference.
Volunteer Income Tax Association (VITA)
The award-winning VITA helps low- and moderate-income clients prepare their tax returns.