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Competition: Logo wanted for Germany's first Tax Law Clinic

Competition: Logo wanted for Germany's first Tax Law Clinic

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Germany's first Tax Law Clinic needs you for its logo - and you'll get 300 euros for it

On the 1st of May 2024, Germany's first "Tax Law Clinic" will be launched at Leibniz Universität Hannover and for this we need a meaningful logo. Immortalise yourself with a logo designed by you and receive an additional 300 euros for your efforts!

The deadline for your submission is the 15th of April 2024. Please send your submission by email to info@vfs-hannover.de.

The best logo will then be selected from all submissions and presented on 30 April at the Tax Law Clinic kick-off event on the 14th floor of the university tower block on the Conti Campus.

If your design is selected and used as our logo, you will receive 300 euros for the unrestricted right of use.

It is important that you have created the logo yourself and that it does not infringe any third-party rights. You must confirm this in writing.

You are largely free to design the logo as you wish. The words "Tax Law Clinic" and "Hanover" should be included. A graphic reference to Hanover would be desirable.

Have fun designing!


What is the "Tax Law Clinic"?

Law clinics have been held throughout Germany for years, including at the Leibniz University Hannover. In these clinics, law students help other students or people in need with their legal problems free of charge under the guidance of lawyers. For example, if a student wants to defend herself against a steep rent increase from her landlord or a student wants to get out of his gym contract, they can ask the Law Clinic at Leibniz Universität Hannover for help. However, if students have questions about tax law, such as whether they have to submit a tax return or whether they can claim their study costs for tax purposes, the Law Clinic is not yet allowed to help them. This is because free tax law advice is prohibited under current law. A Tax Law Clinic, i.e. a law clinic for tax law, therefore does not exist. We have been fighting this ban for years, have taken legal action against it and have campaigned for the legalisation of tax law clinics. Last year, the legislator finally listened to us and is now in the process of legalising student tax law advice in tax law clinics. On the 1 May this year, we in Hanover will be the first to start offering student tax law advice at the Leibniz University after a "dance into May". You can find more information about our efforts to organise the Tax Law Clinic at www.taxlawclinic.de.

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