Caleb Smith JD ’15


Caleb Smith JD ’15 received the 2020–21 Stanley V. Kinyon Clinical Professor of the Year Award as a clinical law professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.


Caleb Smith JD ’15 joined the faculty of the University of Minnesota Law School as visiting associate professor of clinical law and director of the Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic in 2017. Smith also teaches federal tax procedure. Previously, he worked as a clinical fellow at Harvard Law School’s Federal Tax Clinic. Since 2008 Smith has worked with low-income taxpayer issues: prior to law school as program manager at Minnesota’s largest tax assistance nonprofit and after law school as an attorney at low-income taxpayer clinics in Minneapolis and Boston. Smith has given several presentations at national ABA Tax Section conferences on low-income tax issues, and he coauthored a chapter on the Earned Income Tax Credit in the seventh edition of the ABA’s Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS. He is a vice-chair on the ABA Tax Section’s Pro Bono and Tax Clinic Committee and recently won a precedential victory for a client of the Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic.