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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Tax Law, LLM

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The program focuses on helping lawyers identify issues and plan solutions to tax problems and hone the skills needed to assimilate new tax rules into their tax practice. The program emphasizes both professional responsibility and a thorough understanding of the tax system and how it affects individual, nonprofit, commercial and financial affairs.

Students in the program have included recent law school graduates and practitioners with varying years of experience.

For further information, please view http://law.uh.edu/llm/tax.asp.

Admission Requirements

Admission to the program requires a law degree from an ABA-approved U.S. law school. Lawyers educated in other countries must hold a law degree from a university accredited by the country’s ministry of education or be admitted to practice law before the highest court in their jurisdiction.

All applications are submitted through the Law School Admission Council, LSAC, at www.lsac.org/llm. A complete application consists of the following:

  • application form
  • resume/CV
  • personal statement of at least three hundred words
  • two reference letters

Applicants from a country in which English is not the official language are required to provide a TOEFL or IELTS report. The Law Center typically requires a score of 100 on the TOEFL or 7.0 on the IELTS.

U.S. educated lawyers can begin the program in August and January. Lawyers who earned their law degree can only begin the program in August and the application deadline is April 15.

For further information, please view http://law.uh.edu/llm/admissions-requirements-and-application-procedures.asp.

Degree Requirements

The LL.M. degree is a 24 credit program. Students in the Tax Law LL.M. program must complete, within the 24-credit program requirement, 18 credits of tax law coursework that has been approved by their faculty advisor. Students, working in concert with their advisor, select courses that meet the individual’s personal or professional goals. Students have the option of writing a thesis.

Students who did not complete a Federal Income Tax course during law school are required to take this course during their first LL.M. term.

The class schedule is published each term and available at http://law.uh.edu/schedule/.

Required Courses:

Academic Policies

Students must maintain a 2.50 grade point average every term. The program must be completed within three years of admission and the students must be registered for at least three credits every fall and spring term.