Jennifer M. Kowal

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Jennifer M. Kowal, Clinical Professor of Law, Director, Tax LLM Program

Clinical Professor of Law
Director, Tax LLM Program

Courses Taught

  • Income Taxation of Property Transactions (Income Taxation III)
  • Corporate Taxation I & II



  • BS, with distinction, University of Kansas
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, Order of the Coif 


Jennifer Kowal joined the Graduate Tax Program as its first full-time director after moving from Boston, where she was a lecturer and the deputy director of the International Tax Program at Harvard Law School. She also practiced law with the firms of Irell & Manella in Los Angeles and Ropes & Gray in Boston, advising clients on the taxation of various business transactions, including cross-border, partnership and corporate structures. Kowal holds a BS with distinction from the University of Kansas, and a JD from UCLA School of Law where she was a member of the Order of the Coif.