Janice K. McClendon
Professor of Law Emeritus
B.A., University of Texas
J.D., University of Utah
LL.M., New York University
Federal Income Taxation I
Janice Kay McClendon graduated from University of Utah College of Law with honors in 1996 and received the degree of Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1997. While at the University of Utah, she was a William H. Leary Scholar for every semester in residence for outstanding academic performance; a teaching assistant for Professor Edwin Firmage, constitutional law; an extern for Justice Christine Durhman, Utah Supreme Court; a finalist in the Saul Lefkowitz Trademark/Patent Moot Court Competition; received American Jurisprudence awards for the highest marks in trial advocacy and civil procedure; and developed and taught a first amendment course in Salt Lake City secondary schools. Professor McClendon is a member of the Order of the Coif.
Professor McClendon received her bachelor of arts degree cum laude from University of Texas in 1987. Before entering law school, she was a captain in the United States Air Force where she served as senior missile instructor and trained troops in emergency war order procedures for the Minuteman II ICBM weapon system.
After completing her degree of Master of Laws in Taxation, Professor McClendon clerked for the Honorable Judge David Laro of the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C. During her clerkship, she assisted Judge Laro in instructing business planning and advanced pension planning courses at Georgetown University Law Center. Following her clerkship, she continued teaching with Judge Laro at Georgetown University Law Center as co-instructor and practiced law for three years in Washington, D.C., and Tampa, Fla., first with Steptoe & Johnson LLP and most recently with Kalish & Ward. Professor McClendon's practice included extensive work in the areas of federal taxation, employee benefits, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act compliance and litigation. While in private practice, Professor McClendon's pro bono projects included representing indigents in levy and garnishment proceedings brought under the Internal Revenue Code.
Professor McClendon currently serves as the co-chair of the Employee Benefits Section of the American Association of Law Schools, as a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, and is a member of the Tampa Bay Pension Council and the West Coast Employee Benefits Council.
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