Juris Doctor with Emphasis in Tax Law

Tax Law Concentration

The Tax Law Concentration is designed to provide basic education in both general skills and subject-matter specific knowledge, and provide each participating student with an opportunity to bring the entire skill set to bear in a capstone experience designed to teach integrated legal problem-solving. Completion of a concentration should improve the overall preparedness of graduates by conferring entry-level competence to begin practicing law with appropriate supervision in the concentration's subject matter area or practice setting.

Additional details and a list of courses satisfying the Tax Law Concentration requirements are available from the School of Law here.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
LAW 5375Basic Federal Income Taxation3
LAW 5395Business Organizations3-4
LAW 5914Tax Planning3
or LAW 5555 Estate Planning
Advanced Tax Electives
Choose 2 courses totaling 5-7 credits, and at least one must be either Corporate Taxation or Partnership Taxation.
LAW 5365Bankruptcy3
LAW 5454Contract Drafting3
LAW 5465Corporate Taxation3
LAW 5430Commercial Real Estate Leasing3
LAW 5496Deal Skills Class3
LAW 5530Elder Law3
LAW 5544Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic4
LAW 5555Estate Planning ((if not taken as capstone))3
LAW 5650International Business Transactions3
LAW 5815Partnership Taxation3
LAW 5845Publicly Held Corporations3
LAW 5856Real Estate Finance3
LAW 5885Secured Transactions3
LAW 5890Securities Regulation3
LAW 5914Tax Planning (if not taken as capstone)3
LAW 5915Tax Research2
Capstone Course
One of the following two courses is required.
LAW 5914Tax Planning3
LAW 5555Estate Planning 3