Dennis Jansen

Dennis Jansen is a tax attorney and LL.M. candidate at Georgetown University Law Center.

Dennis earned his J.D. at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was a member of the Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Clinic and served as a VITA tax preparer.

Prior to beginning his studies at Georgetown, Dennis worked in the legal division of Thomson Reuters for seven years and most recently served as an editor at The Dallas Morning News, the largest newspaper in Texas.

Dennis is the editor of the legal blog Jansen on Tax, where he covers tax law and policy. He also maintains a personal blog that focuses on LGBT issues and life in Washington D.C.


Graduate Research Assistant
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C.
(Aug. 2017 – Present)

Extern (State and Local Taxation)
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP, Washington, D.C.
(Sept. 2017 – Nov. 2017)

Mobile / Newsletters Editor
The Dallas Morning News / A.H. Belo, Dallas, TX
(July 2016 – Aug. 2017)

Engagement Manager
Thomson Reuters, Dallas, TX
(Aug. 2014 – July 2016)

Senior Content Strategist
Thomson Reuters, Eagan, MN
(Feb. 2012 – Aug. 2014)

Legal Marketing
Thomson Reuters, Eagan, MN
(Feb. 2011 – Feb. 2012)

Legal Associate
Thomson Reuters, Eagan, MN
(March 2009 – Feb. 2011)

Recent articles

June 2017

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Dec. 2016

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July 2016

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Georgetown University Law Center

  • LL.M. in Taxation (expected May 2018)
  • National Association of State Bar Tax Sections (NASBTS) Scholarship
  • The Tax Lawyer LL.M. Mentor
  • OutLaw LL.M. Section Leader

University of Minnesota Law School

  • J.D. with Tax Law Focus
  • Ronald M. Mankoff Tax Law Clinic
  • Maynard Pirsig Moot Court

University of Miami

  • B.A. History, English Literature & Art History


  • American Bar Association
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association
  • National Association of Black Journalists