Have You Considered a Career in Tax Law?

Heather M. Field
There are many different career paths new lawyers can take in the profession of tax law.

There are many different career paths new lawyers can take in the profession of tax law.

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While the tax profession requires specialized expertise, tax professionals know that there is great diversity in the career paths available to law school graduates. Yet, it can be challenging for those interested in the tax field to appreciate the range of possible tax careers and distinguish between what different tax practitioners do. The following is a 3-pronged framework for describing tax careers available to JDs. There are more comprehensive resources available to help aspiring tax professionals plan their careers; however, law students and new lawyers who are just beginning to consider the possibility of pursuing tax will benefit from this concise and accessible introduction. 

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