Jacqueline Laínez
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Profile

Jacqueline Laínez is Associate Clinical Professor of Law and oversees the Intellectual Property and Transactional Law Clinic. Prior to joining the Richmond law faculty in 2013, Prof. Laínez was visiting associate professor of clinical law at George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., where she co-taught with Prof. Susan Jones in the Small Business and Community Economic Development Clinic. She was also director of clinical programs and assistant professor of law at the University of Memphis School of Law in Memphis, Tenn. At the University of the District of Columbia School of Law, Laínez was founding director of the school's Low Income Taxpayer Clinic. She recently co-authored Enriching the Law School Curriculum: The Rise of Transactional Legal Clinics in U.S. Law Schools and Viewing Value Creation by Business Lawyers Through The Lens of Transactional Legal Clinics (both with Prof. Susan Jones). Her scholarship has appeared in numerous publications, including American University Washington College of Law's Business Law Brief and Tax Notes Today. She has received recognition for outstanding leadership by the University of Memphis's Public Action Law Society as well as the National Black Law Students Association's Honorable William C. Pryor Chapter. Prof. Laínez currently serves on the advisory board of The Tax Lawyer and as consultant to Community Tax Aid in D.C. where she advises on small business and self-employed tax issues. She was also assistant director of the Midwest Tax Clinic at the Center for Economic Progress in Chicago and a tax analyst at Wolters Kluwers/CCH Inc. in Riverwoods, Ill.

Presentations

Legal Expert, Small Business Coaching Event, co-sponsored by the Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC), Accion USA and Samuel Adams Microloan Fund, Washington, D.C., November 14, 2012.

Presenter, Bank of America, Small Business Leadership Series, Co-sponsored by Merrill Lynch and the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), Washington, D.C., June 1, 2012.

Presenter, Tax Issues for Small Business Owners, Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), March 28, 2012, and April 4, 2012.

Presenter, Preconference: Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship, United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), 26th Annual Conference, New Orleans, La., January 12, 2012.

Co-Presenter with Prof. Susan Jones, Social Justice in Action – Action Research, 10th  Annual Transactional Clinician's Conference, Northwestern University Law School, April 16, 2011.

Presenter, "How Can We Best Serve Immigrant Taxpayers This Tax Season?," Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), Wheaton, Md., October 28, 2010.

Organizer and Presenter, USCIS Citizenship & Naturalization Fair, The George Washington University Law School, September 10, 2010.

CLE Presenter, "IRS Examinations, Collections and Appeals," Memphis Bar Association, 4 Credit CLE Program, April 24, 2009.

Moderator, University of Memphis, Papasan Public Policy Institute, "The Impact of Immigration: How Will Tennessee Address the Challenge?," Panel discussion before the Tennessee State Legislature, War Memorial Building Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn., February 18, 2009.

Organizer and Presenter, "Disappearing into the Night," University of Memphis, Campus-wide presentation by the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited or Missing Persons (ITEMP), October 1, 2008.

Presenter, Cómo Obtener un ITIN (How to Obtain an ITIN), CentroNía, Washington, D.C., February 2 & March 1, 2008.

Moderator, Current & Historical Issues in Immigration Law, UDC – David A. Clarke School of Law, March 14, 2007.

Moderator, Perceptions of Racism, UDC – David A. Clarke School of Law, Nov. 9, 2006.

Panelist, Tax Court Strategies, National IRS LITC Conference, New Orleans, La., December 6, 2006.

Featured Guest, Sound Advice, UDC–Cable TV 98, Interviewed on low income taxpayer issues, with special focus on the Earned Income Tax Credit, Washington, D.C., March 2006.

Moderator and Panelist, Navigating the Labyrinth: Low Income Taxpayers and the IRS (two-session panel), National Community Tax Coalition Annual Conference, Chicago, Ill., June 2005.

Live Guest, Hotline 21, CAN-TV21, live call-in program. Addressed inquires during tax season on tax concerns specific to the low income and immigrant community, Chicago, Ill., January 2005.

Moderator, ITIN Policy and Outreach Issues, National Community Tax Coalition Annual Conference, Chicago, Ill., June 23, 2004.

Panelist, The IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number: Questions and Guidance, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Annual Summit, Chicago, Ill., November 2003.

Live Guest, Community Forum, CAN-TV21, Interviewed by attorney with the Chicago Legal Clinic Immigration Program regarding immigrant taxpayer issues, Chicago, Ill., July 2003.

Live Guest, Community Forum, CAN-TV21, Spanish language interview on immigrant worker issues and the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, Chicago, Ill., January 2003.

Bar Admissions
District of Columbia
United States Tax Court
Illinois
Professional Experience
Associate Clinical Professor of Law (2013-present)

University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.

Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law (2012-present)

The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Friedman Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law (2010-12)

Small Business and Community Economic Development Clinic, The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C.

Attorney Consultant (2009-present)

Community Tax Aid, Washington, D.C.

Pro Bono Attorney (2009)

George Washington University Law School Immigration Clinic, Washington, D.C.

Director of Clinical Programs, Assistant Professor of Law, and Director, Tax and Small Business Clinic (2008-09)

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, Memphis, Tenn.

Assistant Professor of Law and Founding Director, Federal Tax Clinic (2005-08)

University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, Washington, D.C.

Attorney (2004-05)

Law Offices of Fichera & Miller, Chicago, Ill.

Senior Tax Specialist (2004)

American Tax Solutions, Chicago, Ill.

Assistant Director (2002-04)

Center for Economic Progress, Chicago, Ill.

Associate Writer Analyst (2000-02)

Wolters Kluwers/CCH Inc., Riverwoods, Ill.

Publications
Articles

Viewing Value Creation by Business Lawyers Through The Lens of Transactional Legal Clinics, __ U.C. Davis Bus. L.J. __ (with Susan R. Jones) (forthcoming 2013).

Enriching the Law School Curriculum: The Rise of Transactional Legal Clinics in U.S. Law Schools, 43 Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y __ (with Susan R. Jones) (forthcoming 2013).

Measure for Measure: The Uneasy Marriage of Tax Policy and Immigration Reform, TaxesThe Tax Magazine, CCH Wolters Kluwer, Vol. 87, No. 4, April, 2009.

To File or Not to File: Tax Compliance Among Undocumented Immigrant Workers, American University Washington College of Law, Business Law Brief, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Spring 2007.

Comments on Sec. 7122 OIC Procedures, Tax Analysts, Tax Notes Today, 2006 TNT 206-29, October 6, 2006.

Additional Publications

The IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number: An Operational Guide to the ITIN Program (Center for Economic Progress, 2004).


Education
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., The John Marshall Law School
B.A., The College of New Jersey
Contact Information
(804) 289-8184
Areas of Expertise
Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Intellectual Property
Social Entrepreneurship
Clinical Legal Education
Tax Policy