The Boston University School of Law Graduate Tax Program, established in 1959, was one of the first of its kind in the nation and continues to be one of the best. Our talented students, who received their law degrees from approximately 97 law schools in the U.S. and 14 overseas institutions, are diverse by every measure.
Students and Graduates: The program's students include both recent graduates of U.S. law schools as well as seasoned attorneys from both private and public sectors. International students comprise a small but growing percentage of the student body. Most program graduates are engaged in private practice at law and accounting firms and many work for government agencies and corporate law departments.
Curriculum and Degree Requirements: The curriculum offers a balance between tax law theory and practical application. Students have access to a curriculum that is truly enviable in its breadth and depth, making it possible to select from over 40 challenging courses and gain exposure to all areas of tax, or to concentrate on courses in a particular practice area such as business organizations and transactions; estate tax; international tax, or financial services.
Levin College of Law - University of Florida Graduate Tax is the college's premier signature program. It is widely recognized by tax scholars and practitioners nationwide as one of the nation's best. The LL.M. in Taxation has been offered for over 30 years, and more than 1,900 students have earned their LL.M. in Taxation from UF since it began in 1974. To meet increasing demand for international expertise, the tax program began offering an LL.M. in International Taxation in 2005.
Students and Graduates: The Graduate Tax students have outstanding academic credentials from law schools throughout the nation, and from many foreign countries. UF tax alumni are known for their quality in law firms and government agencies, international accounting firms, corporations and often as tax professors at other law schools. Some have had law practice or other work experience before entering the program, and most have graduated in the top quarter of their respective law school classes.
Academic Requirements and Curriculum: UF's renowned Graduate Tax faculty members are authors of some of the most widely used textbooks and treatises, and lecture at numerous conferences and institutes in the United States and abroad. They have been leaders in professional organizations and consultants for the Internal Revenue Service and other major public and private entities. Students study a broad range of topics, concentrate on particular interests, debate major issues of tax policy and study the fine detail of recent tax legislation.
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law established the Tax Program in 2002. It has been recognized as a leader in the field, preparing students for the practice of tax law in today's rapidly changing business environment.
Students and Graduates: We retain a small class size at Northwestern to enhance the experience of students participating in this program. Despite our relatively recent inception, the Tax Program has many loyal and successful alumni in a diverse range of careers including practicing tax lawyers at top law firms, positions at accounting and consulting firms, law clerks at the U.S. Tax Court, and positions with the I.R.S. Office of Chief Counsel.
Academic Requirements and Curriculum: The LL.M. Tax curriculum requires a solid foundation in the four principal areas of tax law - corporate taxation, partnership taxation, international taxation, and the taxation of property transactions. Beyond the required courses, students are free to design their own program of study from more than 20 different tax electives.
The Graduate Tax Program at the University of California, Irvine School of Law offers an innovative, one-of-a-kind LL.M. curriculum that instills students with both the doctrinal depth and the practical skills needed to practice tax law at the highest levels, in the United States or abroad. The Program was established in 2019 and is already ranked as a top Graduate Tax Program.
Students and Graduates: The Graduate Tax Program aims to produce graduates who are prepared for careers as tax attorneys, judges, tax administrators and policy advocates, as well as markedly enhance the tax skills of those who are already members of the tax profession.
Academic Requirements and Curriculum: In designing its innovative curriculum, the program’s founding tax faculty consulted tax practitioners, government administrators, tax policy advocates and other industry experts to develop a world-class educational experience at one of the premiere law schools in the United States. At the center of the curriculum is a mandatory practical tax skills requirement, which is completed through tax externships, tax clinics, or specially designed tax classes.