Tax Law Association (TLA)

The Tax Law Association (TLA) seeks to bring together members of the NYU Law community who are interested in tax law (a field in which NYU Law School is ranked #1 year after year, according to U.S. News and World Report). We aim to expose students to diverse viewpoints on tax law and policy, as well as connect students to the many professional opportunities open to tax lawyers in New York City and beyond.

While our mission is to foster a community for tax-interested law students, we strongly believe that an understanding of tax law is relevant and fundamental to every area of legal practice, both public and private. Prosecutors ultimately took down a renowned mafia boss, Al "Scarface" Capone, on tax evasion charges. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, together with the ACLU, made major strides in the fight for gender equality by fighting over the mechanics of the caregiver deduction in Moritz v. Commissioner, 469 F.2d 466 (10th Cir. 1972). Moreover, tax law issues are at the forefront of U.S. national politics, from the major reform bill passed by President Trump in 2017 to the recent proposals by Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce a wealth tax and raise marginal income tax rates, respectively. 

Here's is a sample of what you can expect from TLA in the 2022-2023 academic year:

  • student-led discussions/ reading groups on a variety of tax law issues
  • panels discussing the benefits of taking Income Tax as a 1L and beyond
  • panels showcasing the diversity of possible careers and practice areas within tax law
  • social events to foster community and connect JDs to other tax-minded law students.

Please reach out if you'd like to join our list-serv, co-sponsor an event, or even if you just want to learn more/ talk to someone about tax law!

2023-2024 Board Members:

Co-Presidents: Alexander Greenberg ( and Michelle Lee (

Treasurer Ryan Murphy (

Communications Chairs: Carlos Rivero Lopez (, Sunny Yao (, and Alex Norman (

Events Chairs: Joshua Ferrer (, Spencer Nelson (, and Tanya Bansal (


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