Grad Law Degree Requirements LLM in Business and Tax

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    The student must successfully complete 24 credit hours of required and elective coursework and achieve a 2.75 grade point average within a six-year period. This time period decreases if the student transfers credits from a J.D. program into the LL.M. program.

    LLM in Business and Taxation with a Business Concentration 

    Degree requirements include 10 hours of required courses, at least 8 hours of courses in a business concentration, and at least 4 hours of elective tax courses.

    Required Courses (credit hours in parentheses) 

    • Corporate Finance (3)
    • Taxation of Business Entities (3)
    • Business Planning Practicum (2)
    • The student is required to have completed a substantial research paper of at least 30 pages which was submitted for a grade in one of the LL.M courses or seminars; the student must receive a passing grade (at least a “C”) on the paper. 

    Concentration Courses

    Students must select a concentration area. At least eight credit hours of course work must come from one of the concentration areas for students pursuing an LL.M in Business degree.

    Concentration areas and examples of courses within those concentration areas:

    Dispute Resolution
    Arbitration
    Business Negotiation
    Dispute Resolution (Policy)
    DR Systems Design
    Mediation
    Multi-Disciplinary Dispute Processing
    Negotiation
    Various clinics and dispute resolution practicums

    Finance/Corporate Governance
    Antitrust
    Business Bankruptcy
    Corporate Counsel
    Corporate Governance Seminar (Policy)
    Corporate Taxation
    International Sales
    International Taxation I and II
    Real Estate Finance
    Securities Regulations

    Intellectual Property
    Computer Law
    Copyright Law
    Intellectual Property (Policy)
    Patent Law
    Unfair Trade Practices

    Labor and Employment
    Employment Discrimination
    Employment Law (Policy)
    Labor Arbitration
    Labor Law

    Regulatory
    Antitrust
    Energy Law
    Environmental Law (Policy)
    Environmental Practicum
    Hazardous Waste
    Health Law
    Immigration Law
    Insurance Law
    Land Use Controls

    Small Business
    Accounting Problems for Lawyers
    Business Bankruptcy
    Consumer Bankruptcy
    Consumer Law
    Entrepreneurship
    International Sales
    LLCs
    Partnership Taxation

    Capital University Law School reserves the right to add or delete concentrations, as well as the courses within those concentrations, depending upon course availability or additional course development.

    Electives
    At least four credit hours must come from the list of taxation courses permitted or required for a student pursuing the LL.M in Taxation degree (see LL.M in Taxation for a partial listing of LL.M in Taxation courses). The number of elective credits depends upon the number of total required course credits taken by the student. Elective coursework is \subject to approval by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.

    Note: Students will still be required to complete 24 credit hours within a six year time period; this time period decreases if courses are transferred from the J.D. program into the LL.M program.

    LLM in Business and Taxation with a Taxation Concentration

    Degree requirements include 19 hours of required tax and business courses, and 5 hours of elective courses from within one of the concentration areas in the LL.M in Business.

    Required Courses
    • Advanced Individual Income Tax Problems (2)
    • Taxation Research Communications I (2)
    • Taxation Research II/Tax Policy Seminar (2)
    • Corporate Tax (3)
    • Partnership Tax (3)
    • Tax and Professional Responsibility (2)
    • Corporate Finance (3)
    • Business Planning Practicum (2)

    Elective Courses 

    Elective coursework is subject to approval by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.

    Capital University Law School reserves the right to add or delete concentrations, as well as the courses within those concentrations, depending upon course availability or additional course development.