Top 10 LLM Programs in Taxation Law in the USA

Specialising in an LLM in Tax Law can give your legal career a serious boost and entry to most courses is highly competitive.

Many US law schools have small classes and all are a collaborative learning experience.

If this is a field of law that you want to specialise in then our top 10 listing of the best LLM in Tax Law programs in the US* is here to help you choose the perfect course!

LLM in Taxation – New York University

Duration: 1 year full time or at least 2 years part time.
Cost: $66,422 for all students, including international students.
What you will study: Areas of study at NYU Law include Business Taxation, General Taxation, International Taxation, Tax Policy and Estate Planning. Part-time students study four to six credits per semester and require 24 credits to complete the course.

LLM in Taxation – Georgetown Law

Duration: 1 year full time or 2 to 5 years part time.
Cost: $62,244 total fees for all students, including international students.
What you will study: Students at Georgetown Law can study pure Taxation or specialise further with certificates in State and Local Taxation, International Taxation, Employee Benefits and Estate Planning. Part-time students need to finish 24 credits to complete the LLM.

LLM in Taxation – University of Florida

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: $21,803 for in-state students and $38,809 for out-of-state and international students.
What you will study: This LLM in Taxation Law at UF Law aims to provide students with all of the skills and in-depth knowledge that they will need to excel in tax law practice.

LLM in Tax – Northwestern University

Duration: 9 months full time or 2 to 5 years part time.
Cost: $64,402 total fees for all students, including international students.
What you will study: Students at Northwestern University cover four main topics; Partnership Taxation, Taxation of Property Transactions, Corporate Taxation, and International Taxation. Part-time students must complete 24 credits to finish the course.

LLM with a concentration in Tax Law – University of Virginia

Duration: 1 full time.
Cost: $60,700 for in-state students / $63,700 for out-of-state and international students.
What you will study: LLM students can work with the Tax Law Study Group and undertake modules such as Federal Income Tax and Tax Treaties and Other International Tax Topics.

LLM – Columbia University

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: $69,916 for all students.
What you will study: This course is aimed at foreign-trained lawyers wishing to learn more about US law and American lawyers wishing to extend their knowledge. Modules include Federal Income Taxation, Non-Profit Law and Policy, and International Taxation.

LLM in International Economic Law, Business and Policy – Stanford University

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: $62,373 for all students.
What you will study: There are modules on the specialism for International Economic Law, Business and Policy track such as International Tax Law. The course is designed for international students wishing to gain an understanding of US law.

LLM – Harvard University

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: $64,978 for all students.
What you will study: This course is for foreign-trained lawyer and those US students looking to work in an academic capacity in the law. Modules on Tax Law include; Investment Management Law: Private Funds and Other Issues, Estate Planning, and Financial Analysis and Business Valuation.

LLM – University of California Irvine

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: $45,099 for in-state students / $51,593 for out-of-state and international students.
What you will study: Students can design a course program to match their career aims and the course is for those students who have trained outside of the US. Modules include Tax Practice and Procedure, California State Business Taxes, and Federal Income Tax.

LLM in Business Law – University of California Los Angeles

Duration: 1 year full time.
Cost: $45,600 for in-state students / $52,094 for out-of-state and international students.
What you will study: On the Business Law concentration modules include US International Taxation, Tax-Exempt Organizations, and State and Local Taxation.

*SOURCE: US NEWS

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