Offering the degree of LL.M. in Taxation to U.S. and foreign lawyers on a full- and part-time basis. For more information about applying, visit our admissions page. Foreign lawyers interested in qualifying to sit for the New York bar exam should consider the LL.M. in American Business Law with a concentration in tax or the dual LL.M. degree program. To learn more, visit our page here.
Message from the Director of the Graduate Tax Program
The New York Law School Graduate Tax Program enables students to increase their mastery of tax law and refine their practice skills in order to better serve their clients and communities. To accomplish this goal, the Program embodies a unique, measured approach to graduate tax study. All students complete a rigorous Core Curriculum and also choose an area of concentration. The Core Curriculum provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of substantive tax law and basic tax research and writing skills, while keeping the highest standards of professional responsibility always in focus. The wide range of elective courses allows each student to fully prepare for a capstone research and writing seminar in his or her chosen area of concentration. The capstone seminars give students an opportunity to tackle sophisticated problems at the forefront of current tax practice under the guidance of practicing lawyers who are leaders in the field.
The Graduate Tax Program at New York Law School gives students the opportunity to create the right program to help them fulfill their goals in undertaking graduate tax study. Our program serves men and women engaged in every aspect of tax practice and at many stages of career development—established tax professionals seeking to broaden their knowledge of the field; tax lawyers working in international, regional, and, local accounting firms; financial product designers and advisors; business executives; estate planning and administration professionals; legal advisors to entrepreneurs, family businesses, and not-for-profits; real estate specialists; practitioners preparing themselves for a mid-career transition; and recent law school graduates. Some are pursuing their graduate tax studies full time, but most are part-time students working for major corporations, banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions; investment and venture capital funds; family-owned businesses; law firms of all sizes in New York and New Jersey; and law practices in urban and suburban communities.
We invite you to join our community of outstanding tax lawyers.
Ann F. Thomas
Otto L. Walter Distinguished Professor of Tax Law
Director, Graduate Tax Program