May 4, 2009


Tax Clinicians Honored at Michigan State Bar Conference

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law applauds third-year students Erica Huddas and Daniel Sosna, who were recently recognized for their excellence in taxation at the State Bar of Michigan's Taxation Section's 22nd annual tax conference.

Huddas and Sosna were identified by Law College professors as having accomplished top-notch work in their tax law studies, and received awards at the conference. Both intend to put their tax acumen to good work as they pursue tax law in their upcoming professional careers. Professor Michele Halloran, director of MSU Law's Tax Clinic, commended Huddas and Sosna for their outstanding work. "Erica and Dan have been most impressive in their abilities to master often-elusive tax law concepts," Halloran says. "They are excellent ambassadors for the outstanding tax law program offered at MSU Law, one that offers both theoretical and hands-on approaches to this complicated field."

The Taxation Section also awarded MSU Law's Tax Clinic a $2,500 grant at the tax conference, funding that Professor Halloran characterizes as indicative of the generosity of the Taxation Section and its members, the Section's commitment to the needs of low-income taxpayers, and its continuing support for the work accomplished by the Clinic. Professor Halloran views the Taxation Section's award as "critical to the work performed by our student attorneys for Michigan taxpayers riddled with tax issues arising from debt and dire economic circumstances. We are so grateful for the Section's willingness to sponsor our work."

MSU College of Law was in founded in 1891 as the Detroit College of Law and was devoted exclusively to professional education in law. The Law College is one of only a few private law schools to be affiliated with a research university, enabling it to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary legal education program. Classes offered in its state-of-the-art facilities provide students the benefits of a Big Ten campus while maintaining a small school culture. For more information about the Law College, visit


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Daniel Sosna and Erica Huddas