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About Michelle L Drumbl

Professor Michelle L. Drumbl joined Washington and Lee in 2003. 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.

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.


Present Director, Tax Clinic, Washington and Lee University School of Law
Present Clinical Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

Curriculum Vitae



  • International Income Tax
  • Federal Income Taxation of Individuals
  • Tax Clinic

Contact Information

Office: 307 Sydney Lewis Hall
Phone: 540-458-8258
Fax: 540-458-4678