Course of Study
The University of Alabama School of Law offers its Graduate Tax Program leading to the LL.M. in Taxation upon the completion of 24 semester hours of graduate course work. The course of study for degree candidates allows for completion of the degree in six semesters, covering two calendar years. But it is possible to take four courses a semester by taking classes four nights a week and finish in one year. Classes are offered Monday-Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
|First Year Required Courses
Personal Income Tax
|*Second Year Electives
Estate and Gift
State and Local
Adv. Capital Transactions
After taking the six required first year courses, students may also choose their second year electives from these courses offered through the Concentration in Business Transactions Program:
Fall: Business Entities, Tax Accounting, and Advanced Corporate Law
Spring: Securities Regulation, Intellectual Property, Corporate Finance, and Bankruptcy
Summer: Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Planning (subject to approval)
Students are required to attend a summer orientation session at the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the summer before classes begin. The summer orientation trains students on the interactive online technologies, describes administrative policies and procedures and introduces students to the Tax Research and Personal Income Tax courses.
Degree candidates are also required to take comprehensive exams administered at the Law School in Tuscaloosa in the summer after completing the first three semesters. Nondegree candidates are not required to take comprehensive exams.
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