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Master of Law - Taxation, LL.M.

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  • 24 months
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The School of Law offers three graduate study programs in law leading to the master of laws degree: the LL.M. (Taxation); the LL.M. (Urban Affairs); and the LL.M. in Lawyering. The LL.M in Lawyering  permits students to emphasize their study in one of eight emphasis areas or in an areas of the student’s choice based on the curriculum.


Students graduating from this program will:1.KNOWLEDGE: Graduates be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of tax law; the policies underlying systems of taxation and procedures relating to the administration of tax laws and the resolution of disputes with taxing authorities; and the context of tax rules, so that analysis of uncertain areas of the law can be aided by an appreciation of underlying theory and policy2.SKILLS: Graduates will be able to research and analyze tax issues. Students will be able to read carefully and comprehend intricate statutes and regulations, exercising the patience and diligence needed to work with detailed definitions, cross-references and exceptions to general rules. Students will have mastered issue-spotting and problem-solving skills through detailed analysis of tax problems. Students will have demonstrated an ability to communicate tax advice to in clear terms understandable to clients and non-tax professionals.ETHICS: Students will demonstrate sensitivity to ethical obligations associated with giving tax advice, and will demonstrate knowledge of the statutory, regulatory and common law anti-abuse rules.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tax Procedure
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Partnership Taxation
  • Taxation Of Property Transactions
  • Subchapter S Taxation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.7
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.7 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission to the LL.M. in Lawyering requires a degree in law which may be a bachelor’s degree, an LL.B., a juris doctor or some other law degree from an accredited or similarly recognized institution. The LL.M. in Lawyering does not have a minimum GPA requirement, but academic performance is a significant consideration in the admissions decision. If the law degree was obtained at an institution where the language of instruction is not English, the applicant must also demonstrate English competency through either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examinations and in an admissions interview. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18504 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18504 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    17886 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17886 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    6928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6928 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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