Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Tax Clinic, 2010-; Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Tax Clinic, 2009-10; Visiting Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Tax Clinic, 2007-2009; Special Assistant to the Provost and Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2006-2007; Coordinator, W&L Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, 2006--; Visiting Lecturer of Law, Bucerius/WHU Master of Law and Business Program, Hamburg, Germany, Fall 2006; Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University, 2003-2005; Attorney, Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International), Internal Revenue Service, Washington D.C., 2002-2005; Associate, Coy Law Firm, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1999-2001. Admitted to practice in Virginia and Arkansas.
Professor Drumbl is the Director of the School of Law's Tax Clinic. Clinic students provide pro bono representation for low-income taxpayers who have post-filing controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, educate taxpayers about their tax rights and responsibilities, and engage in tax policy advocacy. Professor Drumbl’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of low-income taxpayers and fiscal policy. Her recent article, which examines unsophisticated taxpayers, the accuracy-related penalty, and refundable tax credits, is forthcoming in the Pittsburgh Tax Review and can be downloaded here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2338161.
While at the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Professor Drumbl's work focused on the legal interpretation of bilateral income tax treaties and other cross-border taxation issues for the United States government. Her prior private practice experience includes tax controversy work and tax planning.