LLM in Taxation

In general, LLM applicants are required to have earned, with an acceptable grade point average, a JD degree or its equivalent from a law school approved by the American Bar Association.  Official transcripts for all credits leading to that degree must be submitted.  An application for admission may be submitted during the applicant’s final year in law school, for a tentative admission determination subject to an acceptable final JD transcript.  An applicant who did not attend law school in the United States must demonstrate that he or she has completed all of the educational requirements and other prerequisites for the practice of law in a foreign country.

The LLM in taxation is also available in a fully online format.

Required Courses: LL.M.

Course Credit Hours
Survey of Tax 
2
Tax I 2
Tax II 2
Tax Procedure 2
Professional Responsibilities of Tax Practitioners  2
Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders  2
Partnership Taxation 2
Planning Course: Choose one elective from the planning course list
2

An LLM candidate must take the first three courses in the following order: Survey of Tax,Tax I, Tax II.These courses may be taken simultaneously.

Elective Courses

Please see the Curriculum page for a list of available electives.

Recommended Course Sequence

In general, students are permitted to arrange their own schedules and choose the sequence of courses that matches their own needs and time availability, subject to the core curriculum requirements described above.

However, required courses should usually be taken first. The recommended sequence of courses is listed below:

1 Survey of Tax
2 Tax I
3 Tax II
4-5 Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders, Partnership Taxation (any order)
6 Tax Procedure
   
  At this point, select electives including one required planning course

Important:  Curriculum Changes Effective Fall 2014

Tax Research and Writing (LTX-3228)  and Law Governing Tax Practice (LTX-5000)  have been consolidated to create a new course  LTX-5005 Professional Responsibility of Tax Practitioners. This new 2 credit required course will be offered for the first time in Fall 2014.  LTX-3228 and LTX-5000 will no longer be offered.  For students matriculating prior to Fall 2014: If you have already taken either LTX-3228  or LTX-5000, you are not required to take this new course.  If you have previously taken Law Governing Tax Practice, you simply select a two-credit elective course in order to meet your credit requirements.

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Email

Phone Numbers
Office: 610-519-7043 or
1-888-GRAD-TAX
Professor Vines: 610-519-4533
FAX: 610-519-8018

Office Hours
Spring and Fall:
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Summer:
M-Th 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, F until 12 PM