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. Degree requirements include 16 hours of required courses and 8 hours of elective courses.
Required Courses (credit hours in parentheses)
Tax ElectivesAccounting Problems for Lawyers Advanced Estate and Gift Tax Advanced Partnership Issues Advanced Problems in Corporate Acquisitions Advanced S Corporation Planning Charitable Giving Consolidated Income Tax Returns Estate and Gift Taxation Estate Planning Practicum Executive Compensation Exempt Organizations Family Law and Family TaxIncome Taxation of Trusts and Estates Insurance Taxation International Taxation I and II Limited Liability Corporations Problems in Mergers and AcquisitionsQualified Retirement Plans Real Estate Taxation S Corporations Sale and Use TaxState and Local Taxation Tax Fraud Tax Planning for Foreign Investment Tax Litigation Seminar Tax Reorganizations Timing Problems Transnational Taxation LLM in Taxation students may take up to four hours of graduate business law courses in lieu of graduate tax electives
Note: not all tax electives are offered every semester.
coursework is subject to approval by the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs. The Graduate Council and Law Council reserve
the right to periodically change course requirements, as well as add and delete
courses. Students are required to meet the requirements in effect at the time
they begin the LL.M. program, unless otherwise provided by the Graduate and/or
Law Council. Students
in the three-and-one-half year program begin the LL.M. program only when they
have completed all of their J.D. requirements.
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