Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program


Southwestern and the Tax Law Society sponsors and participates in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that provides free income tax return preparation assistance for the elderly and low-income taxpayers in the Los Angeles community. Southwestern's VITA program has been recognized by the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association as the nations "Rookie Site of the Year" and the "Outstanding Continuing Site of the Year."

Joining the Tax Law Society

Tax law is a legal area that is subject to constant change. It involves not just the preparation of individual tax returns, but also the interpretation of tax consequences associated with business planning, business transactions, estate planning, and personal and business investments. Tax law will always play a vital role in an attorney's practice.

Southwestern's Tax Law Society brings together students, professors, and practitioners interested in the law of taxation. Throughout the year, the Society invites local attorneys to campus to speak about current tax law changes and taxation issues, and provides discussions concerning various sectors of practice available to the future tax attorney.   

Students, faculty and staff of Southwestern may view a list of current Student Organization contacts on the Portal (log-in required). All others may contact the Student Affairs Office at (213) 738-6716 or studentaffairs@swlaw.edu for additional information.