Advanced Studies Programs

Through the NYLS Advanced Studies Program, J.D. students who successfully complete certain courses in tax at New York Law School may receive advanced standing of up to 6 credits toward their LL.M. in Taxation degree. With advanced standing, students who are pursuing an LL.M. degree in the typical two to four post-J.D. semesters will be able to complete their degree requirements more quickly.

Advanced standing credits may be counted toward the required number of credits for the LL.M. degree or applied to reduce graduate tuition, at the student’s option. Advanced standing credit must be approved by the Tax Graduate Program Director.

Students in the NYLS Advanced Studies Program may enroll in the LL.M. in Taxation degree program on a full- or part-time basis.


Only upper level J.D. courses taken at New York Law School may be credited toward a graduate-degree program through the Advanced Studies Program. To be eligible for the LL.M. Advanced Studies Program, students must begin their graduate program within five years of completing their J.D. degree.


Qualified students who are enrolled in a J.D. program at another law school may, with the permission of their home institution, spend a summer or one or two semesters visiting at NYLS. Visiting J.D. students may participate in the New York Law School Advanced Studies Program and earn advanced standing credit toward an LL.M. in Taxation degree at New York Law School.

For Taxation Law, please contact Professor Ann F. Thomas at or 212.431.2147.