Clinical & Experiential Education
Trusts and Estates
Conner Watts serves as the clinical supervising attorney in the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, where he manages and oversees law students in live client cases related to representation before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax Court. Prior to joining the College of Law, Watts practiced in the area of trusts and estates, with a special concentration in planning intra-family transactions and bequests motivated by federal estate and gift tax concerns. Watts’ teaching is focused on federal income tax procedure and on the pragmatic aspects of obtaining favorable taxpayer resolutions against the IRS, both at an administrative level and in federal court.
Watts is admitted to practice in the United States Tax Court, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and all Superior Courts of the State of Georgia. Watts is a graduate of Georgia State University College of Law. During law school, he was awarded the “Outstanding Tax Student Award” by the State Bar of Georgia, the “Outstanding Service Award” by the Mark and Evelyn Trammel Foundation, the “Gordon and Ava Hartman Fellowship Award,” and the “J.B. Moore Fellowship Award.”