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May 28, 2008

CONTACT: KATIE GALLAGHER
517/432-6848, galla145@law.msu.edu

STUDENTS AND CLINICIANS HONORED AT MICHIGAN STATE BAR TAXATION SECTION’S ANNUAL MEETING

EAST LANSING, MI – Three Michigan State University College of Law tax students and clinicians are being honored today at the 21st Annual Tax Conference of the State Bar of Michigan Taxation Section.

Spring 2008 graduates Shawn Glasser and Sarah Daya will be given the Award for Excellence in the Study of Taxation, while Reid Nicolosi, ’07, will receive the Tax Student Writing Award in recognition of his article, "Arbitration in International Taxation," that was published in the Michigan Tax Lawyer.

“Sarah, Shawn, and Reid clearly have established themselves as stellar students in taxation law,” Professor Michele LaForest Halloran, director of clinical programs at the Law College, says. “These students showcase the remarkable tax program offered here, one that enables law students to learn high-level tax law and to put that knowledge to work on behalf of live clients.”

Professor Halloran will also be on hand at the meeting to accept a $2,500 grant awarded to the MSU Law Tax Clinic by the Taxation Section for its dedication to low-income taxpayers in the state.

Student clinicians enrolled in Michigan State University College of Law's Tax Clinic serve low-income taxpayers who are in controversy with the Internal Revenue Service or who have cases before the U.S. Tax Court, and counsel persons for whom English is a second language about their rights and responsibilities under the Internal Revenue Code. The Tax Clinic is committed to serving the needs of individuals, as well as increasing public awareness and understanding of tax laws through user-friendly literature and community education sessions.

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