Our alumni are proof of our success

Loyola alums are among the top business, tax, and estate planning attorneys in Chicago and beyond. The JD Certificate in Tax Law is a big reason. Our accomplished full-time faculty, along with top tax and estate planning practitioners, offer an unusually deep curriculum. And our Federal Tax Law Clinic and Business Law Clinic provide opportunities for students to get hands-on experience as an integral part of their education. The combination means graduates will be ready to excel as corporate, tax and estate planning attorneys.


To earn a JD Certificate in Tax Law, you must complete five required courses with an average grade of B or better.

Required Courses

  • Second Year Fall Term: Federal Income Tax
  • Second Year Spring Term: Corporate and Partnership Tax
  • Third Year Fall Term: Advanced Corporate Tax
  • Third Year Fall Term: Estate and Gift Tax
  • Third Year Spring Term: Tax Controversy Practice & Procedure

Optional Elective Courses

You may wish to increase your knowledge and skill set by taking additional tax courses:

  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Federal Tax Clinic
  • International Tax
  • State and Local Tax

Applying for your Certificate

At the beginning of your third year, you must complete an application for the Certificate in Tax Law. Submit your completed application to an approved tax law faculty member for signature. You must then submit your signed application form to the Law School Registrar's Office.