Full-Time LLM Tax
The full-time program is ideal for students who want to be immersed in a comprehensive nine-month study of tax law. Both professors and students refer to the full-time program as a "boot camp for tax law" because of its practical and rigorous curriculum. After nine months, students not only gain a firm understanding of federal, state, and international taxation, but they also learn how to analyze tax law and communicate their specialized knowledge to other tax and business professionals.
The Advantages of the Full-Time LLM Tax
Full-time students benefit from the Tax Program's well-rounded curriculum. Professors model their courses to teach students how to interpret and apply tax law to hypothetical and actual cases. Students are heavily exposed to the multitude of sources surrounding tax law, which helps strengthen and refine their research techniques and prepares them for practicing tax in a law firm, accounting firm, large corporation, or government agency.
Another major advantage of the full-time program is that professors get to know their students in a very short amount of time. Residential faculty members have an open door policy for students to discuss and ask questions about the course material, and adjunct faculty members make an effort to be available for students outside of class. Having an accessible tax faculty is imperative for students' study of tax law.
Full-time students also build strong relationships with one another both in and outside of the classroom. They work on problem sets for class, study for exams, and prepare for interviews together, forming strong professional relationships that extend beyond the Tax Program.
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 24 credits to earn the LLM Tax degree, including 16 credits of required coursework as part of the minimum total credits. Full-time students must also complete the tax research seminar during the fall semester. A written thesis is not required, but students with well-defined topics may pursue individual research projects for credit during the spring semester.