Levin College of Law

Graduate Tax Program

The Florida Law Graduate Tax Program prepares students for exciting careers in tax law.


Widely recognized by tax scholars and practitioners nationwide
as leading programs for the advanced study of tax law.
Allow us to share a few reasons why our program stands out:

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For 20 years, the tax program at Florida Law has ranked among the top 3 programs in the nation. We have more full-time tax faculty than any other law school, and our graduates land jobs in major markets across the nation and around the world.

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Graduates from our Class of 2022 and Class of 2023 are now working or have accepted jobs in 23 states, at the Big 4 and other accounting firms, as well as the IRS and the Office of the Chief Counsel. Please see our Employment statistics for more information.

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Tuition at Florida Law is lower than other leading tax law programs. For full-time Graduate Tax students, resident tuition is $10,605.53 per semester and nonresident tuition is $18,996.90 per semester. The per-credit rate for part-time students is $815.81 per credit for Florida residents and $1,461.30 per credit for non-residents.

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Network and Support:

Our tax program has trained over 4,000 tax lawyers. In addition to a vast alumni network, LL.M. students are integrated into the full culture of Florida Law, gaining immediate access to the full suite of resources offered to JD students, including a robust team of full-time career advisors.


Review our recent scholarship and activities.


Are you a recent JD graduate interested in pursuing a career in tax? Are you a working attorney looking to advance your career prospects? Are you a prospective student interested in a program with flexible options? We have a variety of options to fit your needs. Explore the requirements and timeframes here.

Flexibility – your degree on your time.

*All students have five years from the first enrollment semester to complete the LL.M. Tax and International Tax degrees. Students are permitted to switch between Full-Time/In-Person and Part-Time/In-Person or Online on a per-semester basis. Remote students are invited to attend any and all in-person Graduate Tax events held on the Florida Law campus.

All graduate tax programs require a first law degree. Successful applicants demonstrate strong academic performance in their law school program, an ability to handle an intense, tax-focused curriculum and a demonstrated interest in tax law. Additional, positive factors for admission may include:

 • outstanding performance in tax courses

 • professional experience in tax, finance, accounting, business and/or related fields,

 • participation in tax related extra-and-co-curriculars, and

 • references from professors and lawyers.

The objective of the admissions policy is to admit students from the applicant pool who demonstrate exceptional promise as future tax lawyers. Applications are currently being accepted for all Graduate Tax degrees.



As a student in the Graduate Tax Program, you will have full access to the Office of Career and Professional Development and their resources to assist you with the job planning and application process.

Job Postings and On-Campus Interviews

Symplicity, our online database, allows you to review job postings and apply for jobs throughout the year.  You will also have the opportunity to participate in on-campus interviews.  Each year, the University of Florida Levin College of Law hosts employers on campus to interview students for permanent employment.  The interviews take place in the fall and spring.

Off-Campus Job Fairs

The University of Florida Levin College of Law participates in the Tax Attorney Recruiting Event (TARE) in late February to offer interviews with employers throughout the United States.

Students who received JD degrees outside the United States are eligible to participate in the International Student Interview Program (ISIP) in New York City in January. ISIP is sponsored by 33 law schools nationwide. More than 160 of the leading legal employers from around the world interview students at the job fair.

Employment Data

Our Class of 2022 employment data is shared below. The Class of 2023 is on track to equal or exceed these numbers, with an at graduation placement of nearly 90%.

The class of 2022 found employment in 18 U.S. states, D.C., and 4 countries.
• The Class of 2022 alumni are working in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, D.C., Miami, Nashville, New York City, San Francisco,
and many other cities!
• 75% of those with full-time employment are working outside Florida.


“The class sizes are very reasonable, and the professors are extremely accessible.”

~Haben Abraha, LL.M., 19
International Tax Senior Associate, KPMG US

Mark Prater

“The UF LL.M. tax program provided a wide variety of tax classes. The faculty were outstanding and very accessible whether they were full-time or adjuncts. Not only were they well-regarded legal scholars, but well-known leading edge practitioners as well. My experience of a year in Gainesville made me a better practitioner. In my almost three decades of policy work, I draw on that experience and the research and advice of the faculty of the program.”

~Mark Prater, LL.M.T, 87
Managing Director, Tax Policy Services, PwC US

“The personal contact with the professors is something I didn’t have back home. It’s really something that I appreciate.”

~Silvia Perdochova, LL.M., 19
Manager, National Tax Department, Value Chain Alignment, Deloitte

Graduate Tax Faculty

Graduate Tax courses are taught almost exclusively by full-time members of the tax faculty, who bring to the classroom dedication to teaching and scholarly research along with significant practice experience. They are authors of leading textbooks and treatises used at law schools and in tax practice nationwide. A unique feature of Florida’s program is the close working relationship between faculty and students.

The Graduate Tax Program is administered by the Director of Tax Programs (Lee-ford Tritt).

Full Time Graduate Tax Faculty


Adjunct Faculty

David Bowen

David Bowen

Professor of Practice, University of San Diego School of Law

Hon. Kenneth Gillespie

Circuit Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit in Florida

Charles E. (Chuck) Hodges II

Partner, Jones Day

Carlton Huntley

Tax & Accounting Editor, Thompson Reuters Checkpoint

Matthew S. Mauney

Senior Tax Counsel at ResMed

Brian Phillips

Attorney, A. Brian Phillips, P.A. (Orlando)

Sonia Singh

Davis Family Faculty Fellow, University of Florida Warrington College of Business; and Visiting Tax Researcher

Professor Antonio Vázquez del Rey Villanueva

Universidad de Navarra (Spain)


Graduate Tax Curriculum

The Graduate Tax Program offers an outstanding curriculum to its students. The courses are taught almost exclusively by full-time and emeritus members of the tax faculty, and the courses typically are restricted to Graduate Tax students. The curriculum involves intensive study and preparation, and the full-time structure of the program enables students to work with each other and consult their professors outside the classroom.

Our courses teach the core competencies that you will need to succeed, but you have freedom to choose the courses that appeal to your interests. Our course lists continue to evolve. Explore the list of courses here and past syllabi here.

Business Taxation Practice,
Including M&A

International Taxation Practice

Estate Planning –
Private Client Practice

Florida Tax Review

The Florida Tax Review is one of only a few faculty-edited academic law reviews, publishes articles, essays, and book reviews by leading legal academics, practitioners, and economists. You can read the current volume and learn more about the Florida Tax Review here.
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