Graduate Program in Taxation LL.M.

In today's world, tax issues are inescapable, increasingly complex and constantly changing. The tax program draws upon Miami's unique location – the pivot point between S. America, N. America and Europe – to bring the region's diverse perspectives and career-building opportunities to students.

Miami Law's tax program and courses focus on building a better tax lawyer who develops the "tax sense" necessary to resolve tax problems with confidence, which is evident in our excellent career outcomes.

Unique International Perspective

The Tax LL.M. program offers many thought-provoking, cutting-edge courses on international tax topics.  Students can choose the International Tax Concentration option by taking international tax electives.

The LL.M. in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment, is aimed at students with foreign law degrees, focuses on international tax issues, and can be completed online.

Strong Course Options

The program offers strong foundational courses to give students a robust understanding of fundamental tax subjects.  Electives build on concepts to tackle increasingly complex issues.  These give students an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of specific areas of interest.  In particular, the program offers a stellar selection of in-depth courses on international tax topics, and a stand-out series of courses that focus on representing high net worth individuals. 

Recent course additions include:

  • Tax Issues relating to Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
  • The New International Tax Consensus: OECD's "Pillar One" and "Pillar Two" Proposals

Courses on Representing Wealthy Individuals

The program offers in-depth courses that address the tax issues of wealthy individuals, preparing students for a tax practice that focuses on individual tax issues, including multi-generational wealth transfer and international tax. A capstone course on Representing High Net Worth Individuals synthesizes multiple different tax areas at a high level. 

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Jimmy CamilusI think Miami Law is great at letting students find what’s out there for them. I’ve done everything from winning motions in a clinic to being selected from the NFL contract negotiation competition and obtaining a tax LL.M. at the same time as my J.D. After thoroughly analyzing my interests and experience, I felt that a career as a transactional attorney was perfect for me.” in "Joint Degree Graduate Heads to Carlton Fields."

Jimmy Camilus, J.D./LL.M. '21

Associate, Carlton Fields
Orlando, FL

Excellent Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Tax LL.M. program pursue opportunities in many different types of tax in different kinds of settings and their career outcomes speak for themselves:

  • 100% of 2021 graduates employed within 10 months (see graphic) 
  • 100% of 2020 graduates employed within 10 months 

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Miami Law has specialized career advisors who work with our Tax LL.M. students and with our students who hold foreign law degrees. Learn more about networking and professional development for Tax LL.M. graduates.

The program also hosts "Tax Talks" for students - alums and local practitioners talk to students about types of tax careers, how to find tax law jobs, and career advice.

Exceptional Faculty

The depth of the program faculty allows professors to focus on teaching their specialties; in addition they have particular strength in government service – Treasury Department, IRS and Capitol Hill.

The program attracts top local, national and international experts as adjunct professors.

Personalized Attention

The select program size allows for students to interact with professors, with the Program Director, with specialized career counselors, and with each other. Students receive personalized guidance on course choices and on career options. You won’t be just a number in the UM Tax LL.M. program.

Our adjunct professors can answer substantive questions about their courses’ subject matter, and career questions. Students also have opportunities to network with each other, and with top tax attorneys from Miami, other parts of the U.S., and other parts of the world.

Flexible Study Options

Students can study full time, part time, do a joint degree or a triple degree. There is also an Online LL.M. for Foreign Lawyers.

Melanie Adelson"One of the main reasons why I came to the tax LL.M. program at University of Miami was to develop a strong foundation in tax knowledge on which to build creative tax solutions."
Melanie Adelson, J.D./LL.M. '15
Underwriting Counsel, Ambridge Partners LLC
Greater New York City

Contact Information

University of Miami School of Law
Graduate Program in Taxation
1311 Miller Drive, Room B-350
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Tel: 305-284-5567
Fax: 305-284-9107

Rebecca Rosenberg
Phone: (305) 284-5946
Office: B351