12 months
14104 CAD/year
7601 CAD/year
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The Professional LLM in Tax Law from York University offers students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the policies, principles and the internal logic of tax laws in Canada and internationally.

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The Professional LLM in Tax Law from York University  covers all aspects of tax law from the most basic rules underlying traditional personal tax planning principles to current developments in the sophisticated design of financial instruments. Courses are taught by a diverse range of highly qualified scholars and practitioners, all of whom are leaders in their areas of practice.

Specialization Structure

The full-time Tax Law LLM specialization is designed for full-time students and is not available via video conferencing (if you’re looking for a Tax Law specialization that can be completed while working full-time, you might be interested in our Part-Time Tax Law specialization. Completed over one full year of study, full-time Tax students complete their degree requirements through a combination of LLM course offerings and upper year JD tax electives. Courses take place at both Osgoode Hall and OsgoodePD campuses to provide students an opportunity to participate in campus life. The specialization accepts new students every Fall. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through course work or through a combination of course work and a Major Research Paper. Full-time students are strongly encouraged to consider completing a Major Research Paper.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tax Policy, Statutory Interpretation and the Foundations of the Taxation of Individuals
  • Comparative VAT
  • Advanced Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • International Taxation
  • Major Research Paper: Tax Law
  • Managerial Tax Planning
  • Overview of US Taxation and Recent Developments

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Winter (January) 2022

  • Applications open – February 1, 2021
  • Scholarship deadline – July 10, 2021
  • Applications close – September 15, 2021


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • LLB or JD Degree

  • OR Strong academic record (Masters Degree Preferred) + Significant related professional experience

Tuition Fee

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    7601 CAD/year
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Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /month
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