Megan C. Newman
Clinical Instructor, Supervising Attorney, LLM Fellow
B.A., University of Richmond; J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
Meg Newman is a Clinical Instructor and Supervising Attorney at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law in the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. She is also a candidate for an LLM degree expected in December 2017. Prior to joining UDC, Professor Newman was an Associate Attorney in the tax group of a major law firm in DC, where she represented investors, syndicators, developers and community development entities in tax-credit funded transactions including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, New Markets Tax Credit, Historic Tax Credit, conservation easements, and renewable energy credits.
Professor Newman has been involved in tax issues facing low-income individuals and families since 2003 when she began working with the volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) program through the IRS. Prior to law school, she served as the Director of the DC Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Campaign, responsible for oversight and marketing for over a dozen free tax assistance sites throughout DC. Since that time, she has served as a Site Coordinator of the VITA site in Ward 7, DC as well as serving as the Secretary for the Board of Directors of Community Tax Aid, DC’s largest free tax assistance provider. Her other nonprofit experience includes serving as an Americorps VISTA Member and Manager in the early period of LIFT Inc., which trains university students to provide case management services to homeless and low-income clients and assisting in the founding of The Homeless Children’s Playtime Project which provides therapeutic play activities and advocacy for homeless families in the District.
At Georgetown University Law Center, Professor Newman was a Notes & Comments Editor at The Tax Lawyer journal and a clinical student in the inaugural semester of the Community Justice Project. She speaks conversational Spanish and is admitted to the bars in DC and Maryland (inactive) as well as the U.S. Tax Court.
Megan C. Newman, Comment, The Low-Income Tax Gap: How the hybrid nature of the Earned Income Tax Credit leads to its exclusion from due process protection, 64 Tax Law. 719 (2011).