The Graduate Department offers three graduate degree programs. Two are online programs designed for working professionals. The LL.M. in Taxation is designed for lawyers and law students who are unable to attend classes on campus. The tax program offers concentrations in taxation and in business transactions. The Juris Masters program is also offered online but designed for non-lawyers who want tax training. Finally, the International LL.M. is for foreign lawyers and must be completed in residence.
The concentration in tax provides lawyers with educational opportunity to obtain an advanced degree in tax law that is both broad-based but also in-depth. Students can also choose electives allowing for concentrations in either Estate Planning or Business Tax.
The concentration in Business Transactions is designed to train lawyers to serve the needs of business and tax clients throughout the life cycle of a business venture. The skills-based program begins with formation and choice of business entity, then addresses financing in the growth phase, possible reorganizations and mergers as the business matures. The concentration offers elective courses in various business tax courses.
The School of Law offers a one-year program for foreign lawyers leading to the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree. The program is for persons who have completed a basic legal education and received a university degree in law in another country. Students may elect to take courses aimed at developing knowledge in specific areas of the law or may tailor a custom course of study to suit individual interests or professional needs.