Caleb Smith

  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • University of Minnesota, B.A.
  • Northwestern School of Law, Lewis and Clark College, J.D.

Office: 190K
Mondale Hall, 229 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Professor Caleb Smith joined the faculty in 2017 as visiting associate professor of clinical law. Before joining the Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic, Smith most recently worked as a clinical fellow at Harvard Law School’s Federal Tax Clinic. He has given several presentations at national ABA Tax Section conferences on low-income tax issues, and he co-authored a chapter on the Earned Income Tax Credit in the forthcoming seventh edition of the ABA’s Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS. Since 2008 Smith has worked with low-income taxpayer issues: prior to law school as program manager at Minnesota’s largest tax assistance nonprofit; during law school as student director of his school’s Federal Tax Clinic; and after law school as an attorney at low-income taxpayer clinics in Minneapolis and Boston. In addition to directing the Federal Tax Clinic, Smith teaches Federal Tax Procedure. 

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Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic

Federal Tax Procedure

Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic Student Directors


Book Chapters

  • Understanding the Earned Income Tax Credit, in Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS: A Practical Manual for the Tax Practitioner with Sample Correspondence and Forms (American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, 7th ed., 2018) Michelle Lyon Drumbl

Other Publications

  • Economic Impact Payments, College, and the EITC, TaxNotes, July 26, 2021 Dylan Bellisle
  • State Tax Assistance: Helping Individuals and the System, TaxNotes, Apr. 4, 2021

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Walter F. Mondale Hall | 229 19th Avenue South | Minneapolis, MN 55455

P: 612-625-5000

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