An understanding of the law of taxation is essential for students practicing in small and medium-sized firms, many of which assist clients with tax issues in a range of business and estate-planning contexts. The tax law courses also prepare students for the advanced study necessary to obtain an LLM, which is often required for attorneys seeking to work on tax and business-related matters on behalf of large corporate or wealthy individual clients.

Faculty who teach in this area

Foundational course

  • Individual Income Tax (4 cr)

Important courses

  • Corporate Tax (2 cr)
  • Estate Planning (3 cr)
  • Gift & Estate Tax (3 cr)
  • Taxation of LLCs and Partnerships (2 cr)

Advanced course

  • Tax Law and Policy

Practical or experiential courses

  • Federal Tax Clinic (4 or 3 cr, depending on term)
  • Not-for-Profit Clinic (2 cr)

Additional courses in this area

  • Taxation of Charitable (Non-profit) Organizations (2 cr)
  • State and Local Tax (2 cr)

Related courses of interest

  • Administrative Law (3 cr)
  • Business Entities (4 cr)
  • Community Property (2 cr)
  • Corporate Finance (3 cr)
  • Trusts and Estates (3 cr)