Graduate Program in Taxation

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The Graduate Program in Taxation, which leads to an LL.M. degree in taxation, is designed for both full-time students and practicing attorneys who want to keep pace with developments in tax law and deepen their understanding of this field. The program, created and taught by full-time tax attorneys who are partners at accounting firms, major law firms and leaders of the national tax bar, takes a rigorous in-class approach to the problems that tax practitioners confront on a daily basis.

The program has benefited from significant contributions of time and resources by leading members of the tax bar. The Graduate Program in Taxation Advisory Board, which oversees the tax program, includes Chicago's most respected tax lawyers.

Chicago-Kent College of Law also offers a combined degree program in taxation whereby a student can earn both the J.D. and LL.M. on an accelerated basis.

Taxation Certificate Programs

Take Your Tax Practice in a New Direction

Starting in fall 2019, attorneys and non-attorneys are invited to enroll in one of three new tax certificate programs at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Each certificate program allows tax professionals to focus on a specific area of contemporary tax practice. Students will complete two required courses plus one elective course to earn the certificate. Follow the links below to learn more about each program and the certificate program application process.

Certificate in International Taxation


  • LAW 700 Taxation of International Transactions
  • LAW 721 International Transfer Pricing
  • One elective from the taxation course list

Certificate in Estate and Trust Taxation


  • LAW 693 Estate Planning: Fundamentals
  • LAW 699 Estate Planning: Techniques and Strategies
  • One elective from the taxation course list

Certificate in Business Entities Taxation


  • LAW 692 Corporate Taxation
  • LAW 695 Partnership Taxation I
  • One elective from the taxation course list