Staff

  • Francine Lipman

    Francine Lipman

    Professor Francine Lipman is the Qualified Tax Expert for the Rosenblum Family Foundation Tax Clinic. Professor Lipman has dedicated her career to advocating for low-income taxpayers through her scholarship and by providing pro bono tax services. Professor Lipman is a Certified Acceptance Agent, which enables her to assist undocumented taxpayers to obtain the ITIN-the identification number undocumented taxpayers need to file tax returns. Professor Lipman is a graduate of UC Davis School of Law, where she was Editor in Chief of the UC Davis Law Review and has an LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law, where she was a Tax Law Review Scholar.

  • Sonya Watson

    Sonya Watson

    Professor Sonya Watson is the Program Director for the Rosenblum Family Foundation Tax Clinic. Professor Watson first worked in a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic during her second year at Boyd when she was a student attorney in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Nevada Legal Services. Professor Watson continued to serve low-income taxpayers as an attorney and Fellow in the Federal Tax Clinic at Villanova University School of Law while earning an LL.M. in Taxation. Upon obtaining her LL.M. from Villanova, and following a clerkship in the New Jersey Tax Court with the Honorable Mary Siobhan Brennan, J.T.C., Professor Watson opened the Federal Tax Clinic at the University of South Dakota School of Law.