Students completing a Certificate in Tax Studies within an LLM program gain expertise in theory and in practice-based opportunities, such as the Tax Clinic or an externship. Students seeking this certificate must take LAW7661 - Federal Income Taxation, and are strongly encourage to do so in their first academic semester.
Students are encouraged to announce their intention to seek a certification at the beginning of their academic program; no formal application is required. Before graduating, students must submit the “Certificate Studies, Intention to Participate Form” to the registrar’s office. To earn a Certificate in Tax Studies, LLM candidates must:
- complete 9 credit hours of tax courses, including the required course,
- fulfill their writing requirement in an approved course or independent writing project with a member of the tax faculty, and
- achieve a minimum of a B average in their certification courses and writing requirement.