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.

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.

Required Courses: LL.M.

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


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
7 Professional Responsibilities of Tax Practitioners
  At this point, select electives including one required planning course

Contact Us


Phone Numbers
Office: 610-519-7043 or
Professor Vines: 610-519-4533
FAX: 610-519-8018

Office Hours
Spring and Fall:
M-Th 9:00 AM – 8:15 PM, F until 5 PM

M-Th 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, F until 12 PM

Disclaimer: Every attempt is made to ensure the information displayed on this page is accurate. However, the information contained herein is not to be considered official.  Changes may be made to courses and curriculum requirements.