B.A., The College of New Jersey; J.D., The John Marshall Law School; LL.M., Georgetown University
Jacqueline Laínez is a Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Law and Friedman Fellow at GW Law. Working with Professor Susan R. Jones in the Small Business and Community Economic Development Clinic, Professor Laínez oversees the provision of legal assistance to entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations. Prior to joining GW Law, Professor Laínez was a full-time faculty member of the University of Memphis Law School, where she served as Assistant Professor of Law, Director of Clinical Programs, and taught the Tax & Small Business Clinic. She also previously served as the founding Director of the Federal Tax Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law.
Professor Laínez has worked as a legal consultant for tax nonprofits and contributed pro bono legal services to individuals and organizations in Chicago, Memphis, and Washington, DC. Her writing has appeared in Taxes - The Tax Magazine, American University Washington College of Law’s Business Law Brief, and Tax Analysts' Tax Notes Today. She has appeared on local television programs in Chicago and Washington DC, discussing tax issues related to low income and immigrant workers. She also has served on tax, immigration, transactional law, and entrepreneurship panels, as a presenter and moderator in both academic and community contexts.
She earned her LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and will earn a general LL.M. from GW upon completion of her Friedman Fellowship. She is licensed in Illinois and before the United States Tax Court.