Clinical Fellow, Federal Tax Clinic

Job description

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.


The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, located in Hempstead, New York, is seeking to hire a Clinical Fellow for its Federal Tax Clinic.  The Clinical Fellow will function as a staff attorney, providing legal services on a pro bono basis in matters involving U.S. federal and New York State income tax matters.

The Hofstra Law School Federal Tax Clinic represents low income taxpayers in connection with tax-related matters including: consultation concerning tax questions or matters; representation before the Internal Revenue Service concerning examinations, appeals and collections matters; representation in regular and small case proceedings before the United States Tax Court; and representation before the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance concerning examinations, appeals and collections matters. The Clinical Fellow will collaborate with faculty and students in client selection, client representation and community outreach.  In addition, the Clinical Fellow will have the opportunity to supervise and mentor students.  The Clinical Fellow will carry his or her own caseload, appearing at and participating in appellate and court conferences and hearings.  The Fellow will report directly to the Clinic Director, who is a member of the Law School faculty.

This is a one year appointment.


  • J.D. Degree
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated interest in the field of taxation
  • Prior clinical experience preferred but not required
  • The applicant must be admitted to the New York State Bar or have taken the New York State Bar Examination

Application Instructions:

 Please submit a letter of interest, resume or C.V., law school transcript and a list of references to:

(by mail)

Professor Linda Galler

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

Room 116, Law School

121 Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY 11549

(by email)

[email protected]

If applying by email, please include “Clinical Fellow Federal Tax Clinic” in the subject line.

All applications must be submitted no later than February 1, 2018 to be considered.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.




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Posted: 1/19/2018
Application Due: 3/20/2018
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