Graduate Tax Law Program
To obtain the LL.M. degree, students must successfully complete 12 credits of required courses in the areas of Income Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Partnership Taxation, and Tax Practice and Procedure, and a sufficient number of elective courses to earn the 24 credits required. Guest students may earn up to eight credits.
Why an LL.M. In Tax Law?
The Graduate Taxation Program offers busy professionals an opportunity to take courses to earn an LL.M. degree or as a guest taking a few credits without earning the degree. Classes can be taken at campuses located in Lansing, Auburn Hills, and Grand Rapids.
The Graduate Taxation Program's focus is to provide courses that give lawyers the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate their careers. To this end:
- All of our full-time and adjunct faculty have significant experience in a variety of tax practice settings and specialties;
- Our curriculum focuses on the practical aspects of tax practice and we use problem-oriented teaching;
- Our mix of required and elective courses provides broad exposure to tax as a subject;
- We permit specialization within tax law through special mixes of electives and independent study for those who wish to specialize in estate planning, state and local taxation, or become corporate counsel; and
- Our program includes the opportunity to obtain practical tax experience through externships with the Internal Revenue Service, state taxing entities or specialty tax practices.
We keep the pulse of the marketplace to enhance the quality of the educational offerings and the career paths of the Program's graduates by maintaining open lines of communication with the state's top tax attorneys. We are guided by an Advisory Board consisting of tax practitioners with a diverse range of experience both in terms of employment setting and practice specialty area.