T. Keith Fogg named clinical professor of law

T. Keith Fogg

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Keith Fogg, an expert in tax law and procedure and director of Harvard Law School’s Federal Tax Clinic at the Legal Services Center, has been named clinical professor of law at HLS.

For more than 30 years, Fogg worked in the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service. He joined the faculty of Villanova Law School, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. He developed a course for the Georgetown LL.M. program, Federal Taxation of Bankruptcy and Workouts, which he taught there for 15 years as an adjunct. He has also taught as an adjunct professor at William and Mary and University of Richmond law schools and as a visiting professor at University of Arizona.

“Keith brings years of experience within the government to his pioneering development of clinical opportunities in tax law, and shares with students and colleagues his remarkably broad and detailed knowledge of tax law and policy, in theory and in practice,” said Martha Minow, dean of Harvard Law School. “As a contributor to teaching, writing, policy making, and the improvement of actual law-in-practice, Keith is fabulous, and I will watch with delight as he grows the tax clinic here.”

Fogg co-authors a blog with Professor Les Book, procedurallytaxing.com, which focuses on current tax procedure issues. He edits the ABA Tax Section publication “Effectively Representing Your Client before the IRS.” Fogg is also author of the collection chapters in “IRS Practice and Procedure” created by Michael Saltzman and currently edited by Les Book. He was chosen as the IRS Chief Counsel Robert H. Jackson National Attorney of the Year in 2007 and the ABA Tax Section Janet R. Spragens Pro Bono Award winner in 2015. He is a past chair of the ABA Tax Section Pro Bono and Tax Clinics Committee and a current member of the ABA Tax Section governing council.

“I am honored to join the Harvard Law School faculty and excited to work with my wonderful colleagues at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School,” said Fogg. “Working with the other clinics at LSC, the tax clinic will strive to make lives better for our individual clients and to find ways to improve the interaction between low income taxpayers and the IRS.”

Fogg received his LL.M. from William and Mary School of Law in 1982. He earned a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1977. He completed his undergraduate studies at the College of William and Mary in 1974.