Juris Master Concentration in Taxation

The University of Alabama’s online Juris Master program provides sophisticated tax training to non-lawyers who are unable to attend classes on campus. The 30 credit-hour, two-year program offers accountants, business students and CPAs the opportunity to obtain an advanced tax degree without having to pursue the JD.

Courses in the program are taught by distinguished faculty and experienced practitioners from across the country. Whether you want to use the degree to help you qualify to sit for a CPA exam or to distinguish yourself in your certified public accounting or business tax marketplace, the JM degree was designed to add value to your career.

The course of study prepares students from accounting or business backgrounds with the fundamentals they need in Personal Income Tax, Corporate Tax, Partnership Tax, Capital Transactions, Tax Procedure, and Tax Research. Students can tailor their electives with coursework that focuses on their area of expertise as identified by the elective below.

Cohorts begin in August with a required online orientation session prior to the start of classes which exposes them to their field of study and covers administrative policies and procedures. All students must also pass comprehensive exams covering the first-year required courses. These exams are administered in person at the Law School.

Required Courses
Personal Income Tax
Capital Transactions
Partnership Tax
Corporate Tax
Tax Procedure (Civil)
Tax Research

Tax Electives
State and Local Tax
Tax Accounting
Tax Exempt Organizations
Criminal Tax Procedure
International Tax
Income Tax of Estates and Trusts
Executive Compensation/Employee Benefits
Estate Planning
Special Problems in Corporate Law-Caymans
Consolidated Returns

Business Law Electives
Business Entities
Securities Regulation
Intellectual Property for Technology and Business Development
Mergers and Acquisitions/Corporate Reorganization
Business Drafting
Business Planning
Business Bankruptcy