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Certificate in Tax Law

Loyola University Chicago School of Law has developed a structured tax curriculum that provides valuable training for students who ultimately enter a tax law, corporate law, or general business practice. The tax faculty has identified a core curriculum that provides thorough study of the fundamentals in the major areas of taxation.

Students who complete this core tax curriculum with a grade point average of 3.0 or better will be awarded a Certificate in Tax Law when they receive their J.D. degree. The Certificate in Tax Law enables Loyola J.D. students to convey the depth of their training to the tax, estate planning and corporate departments of law firms of all sizes.

 

Tax Law Program Informational Brochure‌‌ (PDF) 

10th Anniversary Tax Certificate Update (2008-09) (PDF)

 

TAX LAW NEWSLETTERS

Fall 2011 Newsletter‌ (PDF)

 

REQUIRED COURSES

Students who wish to earn the Certificate in Tax Law must complete the following core tax curriculum: 

 

Advanced Corporate Tax

Corporate and Partnership Tax

Estate and Gift Tax

Federal Income Tax

Tax Audits, Procedure and Ethics

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES


Students who wish to earn the Certificate in Tax Law may select elective courses from among the following offerings:

 

Advanced Partnership Tax

Employee Benefits Law

Estate Planning

Federal Tax Clinic

International Tax

State and Local Tax

Taxation of Financial Instruments

 

  

APPLYING FOR THE CERTIFICATE IN TAX LAW

If you are scheduled to graduate, please click here to download an application form.

Here's how to get started.

1. Meet with the faculty advisor, Professor Jeffrey Kwall to plan your curriculum during the second semester of your first year. (E-mail the professor directly to make an appointment.)

2. Download an unofficial copy of your J.D. transcript from the web at http://www.luc.edu/locus.

3. Carefully complete the application form at the beginning of the school year in which your plan to graduate and bring it to the Program Coordinator at the Business Law Center. S/he will certify that you've met the curricular requirements for the certificate.

4. Bring the form to the same faculty member you went to for curricular counseling for an exit interview and have him/her sign your form.

 

RECEIVING THE CERTIFICATE

The certificate will appear as an official comment on the J.D. transcript, and degree candidates and alumni are free to indicate their certificate status on their resumes and bios. Actual certificates will be given to students at the time that diplomas are distributed, usually 4-6 weeks after the graduation ceremony. Please note that certificate status will not be noted in the commencement program or at the commencement ceremony.

Application for Certificate in Tax Law for J.D. Students (Adobe PDF)

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