Non-Degree Program

Practicing lawyers have the opportunity to enroll in our tax courses on a non-degree basis. Basic and advanced courses in foundational topics of tax law -- Taxation of Property Transactions, Corporate Taxation, Partnership Taxation, and International Taxation -- are open to junior level associates who did not have the opporuntiy to take these courses as JD students. For more experienced lawyers seeking advanced training, numerous elective courses in specialized areas of tax law are available.

The opportunity to participate in the Tax Program on a non-degree basis provides significant benefits to both the lawyer and his or her firm. Lawyers will be able to enroll in those courses that will best advance their careers and avoid the time and financial commitment required to obtain an LLM degree. Firms will employ lawyers with a more extensive and comprehensive understanding of tax matters and avoid the substantial resource commitments required to provide specialized training in-house.

Program Admission
A completed application to the non-degree program in taxation consists of the following:

  • Application for Admission (pdf)
  • A letter of recommendation from the head of the tax department (or equivalent) of your employer
  • An official copy of your law school transcript
  • A current resume

The deadline for receipt of non-degree application materials is August 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. The Admissions Committee may exclude from consideration any incomplete application or those received after the deadline.

Course Schedule
Courses in the Tax Program are offered at times that accommodate the realities of an active tax practice. The basic and advanced courses generally meet once a week and are scheduled from 8:25 to 10:15 a.m. Elective courses also meet once a week and are generally scheduled from 4:00 to 5:50 p.m. and from 6:00 to 7:50 p.m.

Related Links

Tax Faculty | Curriculum | Course Schedule (pdf) | Tuition and Financial Aid