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.
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.
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.
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.
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/Part-Time and In-Person/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.
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.
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.
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
“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 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).
Frost, Brown, & Todd Professor Law, University of Kentucky Rosenberg College of Law
Professor of Practice, University of San Diego School of Law
Circuit Judge, 17th Judicial Circuit in Florida
Partner, Jones Day
Tax & Accounting Editor, Thompson Reuters Checkpoint
Senior Tax Counsel at ResMed
Attorney, A. Brian Phillips, P.A. (Orlando)
Davis Family Faculty Fellow, University of Florida Warrington College of Business; and Visiting Tax Researcher
Universidad de Navarra (Spain)
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.