The LL.M. in International Taxation is designed as a challenging and rewarding one-year course of study for full-time students that will help prepare them for careers in tax law. The degree requires the satisfactory completion of 26 semester credit hours in taxation or other approved courses, with at least 13 of these credit hours in international tax courses, and with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Most tax courses are 2-credit or 3-credit courses.
The curriculum for the LL.M. in International Taxation provides extensive and in-depth study of major problems and issues in international taxation and includes courses and coverage in:
- U.S. International Taxation (Parts I & II)
- Tax Treaties
- International Tax Policy
- European Taxation
- International Tax Planning
- Comparative Taxation
- International Tax Seminars
- Transfer Pricing
The curriculum also offers courses in U.S. taxation, including: Taxation of Property Transactions; Timing Issues in Taxation; Corporate Taxation (Parts I & II); Partnership Taxation; Taxation of Gratuitous Transfers; Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates; Estate Planning; Deferred Compensation; Tax Exempt Organizations; State & Local Taxation; Taxation of Financial Instruments; and Procedures in Tax Fraud. Students will also have the opportunity to engage in approved Independent Study projects under the supervision of a member of the tax faculty.