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Jessica Harris Practitioner-in-Residence WCL Faculty

Jessica Harris
WCL | General Academics & Research
Yuma Building Y252

Jessica Harris is the Practitioner-in-Residence of the Janet R. Spragens Federal Tax Clinic. Prior to joining American University, Professor Harris was the Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic with Legal Services of Northern Virginia. While as a Director, she represented low-income taxpayers with their tax disputes with the IRS and the State of Virginia. Professor Harris also provided educational presentations and resources to the surrounding communities on relevant tax issues, tax rights and tax benefits. While at Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Professor Harris also practiced in family, landlord/tenant, consumer, bankruptcy, and unemployment law. As a staff attorney, she represented clients in circuit court, district court, federal court, and administrative hearings and provided educational presentations on multiple areas of law. Professor Harris received her J.D. from Charleston School of Law and her B.S. from North Carolina A&T State University.

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