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 represent low-income taxpayers in resolving their controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, provide outreach to individuals who speak English as a second language on their rights and responsibilities as U.S. taxpayers, and engage in tax and administrative policy advocacy. Professor Drumbl’s scholarship focuses on the interplay between domestic relations and fiscal policy. Her recent article, which challenges the preferential treatment of married filing statuses in the United States in light of rapidly changing demographic realities, is forthcoming in the Columbia Journal of Tax Law and can be downloaded here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2181565
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.