- conduct Federal tax research of Tax Court cases
- observe litigation practices in U.S. Tax Court in anticipation of IRS approval to become CE Provider in 2012
- coach U.S. Tax Court non-attorney and attorney bar admission applicants
- write opinions for CPAs and attorney FATPs
- produce white papers on various topics of controversy in domestic and international taxation
- provide Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in Federal Taxation for attorneys authorized to practice by the State Bar of California
TLI Honors Judge John F. Dean of the United States Tax Court
- Firstly, to encourage IRS special enrolled agents who sought to be "Admitted to Practice, U.S. Tax Court" to apply through an "open admissions policy" to obtain the Certificate in Tax Law offered by the Law School's Graduate Tax Program.
- Secondly, to prepare LL.M. graduates of the Law School for U.S. Tax Court Trial Practice.
- The collaboration ended in 2018 due to lack of interest in the program on the part of IRS enrolled agents.
The scholarship award was based on holistic factors such as the recipient’s status as a Service-Connected Disabled Veteran, financial hardship, likelihood of success in passing the United States Tax Court Exam, future potential as a member of the United States Tax Court Bar and demonstrated aptitude for the Tax Law Institute programs.
The award recipient has earned separate Masters degrees in Management and Taxation.