LL.M. Degrees

Course of Study

The University of Alabama School of Law offers its Graduate Tax Program leading to the LL.M. in Taxation upon the completion of 24 semester hours of graduate course work. The course of study for degree candidates allows for completion of the degree in six semesters, covering two calendar years. But it is possible to take four courses a semester by taking classes four nights a week and finish in one year. Classes are offered Monday-Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

First Year Required Courses

Fall
Personal Income Tax
AND
Corporate Tax

Spring
Partnership
AND
Capital Transactions

Summer
Tax Procedure
AND
Tax Research  

*Second Year Electives

Fall
Estate and Gift
AND
State and Local

Spring
Tax Exempt Organizations
OR
Income Tax of Estates and Trusts

AND

Estate Planning
OR
Adv. Partnership and Corporate

Summer
Executive Compensation
OR
International Tax

AND

Adv. Capital Transactions
OR
Criminal Tax Procedure 

*Electives
After taking the six required first year courses, students may also choose their second year electives from these courses offered through the Concentration in Business Transactions Program:
Fall: Business Entities, Tax Accounting,  and Advanced Corporate Law
Spring: Securities Regulation, Intellectual Property, Corporate Finance, and Bankruptcy
Summer: Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Planning (subject to approval)

Orientation:
Students are required to attend a summer orientation session at the University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the summer before classes begin. The summer orientation trains students on the interactive online technologies, describes administrative policies and procedures and introduces students to the Tax Research and Personal Income Tax courses.

Comprehensive Exams:
Degree candidates are also required to take comprehensive exams administered at the Law School in Tuscaloosa in the summer after completing the first three semesters. Nondegree candidates are not required to take comprehensive exams.

Click here for the tentative schedule of courses

Local Links

Utility Links

Text Only Options

Top of page


Text Only Options

Open the original version of this page.

Usablenet Assistive is a UsableNet product. Usablenet Assistive Main Page.