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LLM in Tax Law

Tax law is complicated and getting more so. Working in this area requires a thorough understanding of all legal nuances. The LLM in Tax Law degree program offers valuable training for practicing attorneys looking to stay on top of the latest in tax law, corporate law or general business law. You’ll be ready to offer the tax planning and compliance advice your individual corporate clients need, enhancing your skill set and areas of practice.

Upon graduation with an LLM in Tax Law from NORTHAMPTON, you will possess the following knowledge, skills, and professional values:

You will demonstrate a broad understanding of tax law concepts, and will have a deep comprehension of key areas of tax law.

You will be able to:
Apply the relevant statutory rules in a variety of situations;
Describe and analyze tax issues, the role of case law in the development of tax law and the impact of administrative pronouncements on tax law.
Analyze tax issues; and
Describe and act in the role of a tax planner.

You will be able to identify the ethical issues posed by the practice of tax law and to integrate your advice to clients with your ethical duties as a tax attorney



To develop the specialized knowledge and skills that will help you as a tax attorney, you will complete a mix of required and elective courses in one to two years of study. Courses are offered on-campus at NORTHAMPTON’s Water Tower Campus.


Advanced Corporate Tax
Corporate & Partnership Tax
Estate & Gift Tax
Federal Income Tax
LLM Tax Research
LLM Tax Seminar
Tax Audits, Procedure and Ethics


Advanced Partnership Taxation
Employee Benefits Law
Estate Planning
Federal Tax Clinic
International Tax
State and Local Taxation

Degree Requirements

To earn the Tax Law LLM degree, you must complete 26 credit hours, including the LLM Tax Research and Tax Seminar courses. 



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