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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 24, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Law - Tax Law Program

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The Area of Concentration in Tax Law is intended to provide students with a solid foundation in tax law that can be used either to enter a career in tax law, as a basis for pursuing further study in tax law, or as an adjunct to a career in another area of law.  Tax law is unique in that it intersects with every area of the law-from energy and environmental law to corporate law to health law to personal injury law, just to name a few examples. Knowledge of tax law is thus important whether one wishes to specialize in tax law or whether one wishes to gain a deeper knowledge of tax law to improve skills in another area of law (e.g., in advising corporations, partnerships, and other businesses).

Students may pursue this concentration by taking a foundational course in tax law, six credits of elective courses, and three credits of skills-based courses.

Area of Concentration

All students must follow the JD degree requirements in order to graduate. To qualify for this concentration, the Tax Law Area of Concentration requires a minimum of 13 credits. The requirements for the program are divided into three categories-foundational, elective, and skills. Students must take a foundational course in tax law, 6 credits from among the listed elective courses, and 3 credits from among the listed skills courses.


For detailed term-specific course descriptions, please go to the Schedule of Classes Course Lists on the Law School web site.

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