The program offers advanced instruction in six core areas: business taxes, estate planning, tax litigation and procedure, international taxation, employee benefits, and general taxation. The program is taught by experienced practitioners, government attorneys, and full-time faculty members who specialize in tax law, and it emphasizes both an academic and a practical approach to tax law.
Courses cover fundamental legal principles in federal, state, and local tax law, as well as the policies underlying them. In addition, you will have opportunities to develop drafting and negotiating skills, keep up on current legislative and regulatory proposals, and understand cutting-edge tax strategies. Opportunities also exist for clinical fieldwork, independent study, and extended research and writing for scholarly publication.
Practitioners who wish to enhance their tax law expertise may also receive an Estate Planning Certificate, which is a 12-unit program. Students in the certificate program complete selected required and elective LLM tax law courses for credit, but the certificate is available only to non-degree seeking students.
The detailed curriculum is available here.