Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

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.

Each student who completes this core tax curriculum with a grade point average of 3.0 or better will be awarded a Tax Certificate with the JD degree. The Tax Certificate enables Loyola JD students to convey the depth of their training to the tax, estate planning and corporate law departments of firms of all sizes.

Required Courses

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

Elective Courses

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

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. You must take Federal Income Tax in the Fall of your 2L year and Corporate & Partnership Tax in the Spring of your 2L year.  In addition, you must take Advanced Corporate Tax and Estate & Gift Tax in the Fall of your 3L year.   Finally, you must take Tax Audits, Procedure & Ethics in the Spring of your 3L year.
  2. Download an unofficial copy of your JD transcript from the web at http://www.luc.edu/locus.
  3. Complete the application form at the beginning of your 3L year and have Professor Kwall, Rhodes, or Brunson sign it before your graduation interview.
  4. Submit the signed form at your graduation interview.

Receiving the Certificate

The certificate will appear as an official comment on the JD 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.