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Tax Law - Part Time

Program Overview

Knowledge of tax law is essential in any business environment – and the study of it is intellectually fascinating. This Professional LLM specialization offers students an opportunity to gain a broad and deep understanding of the policies, principles and the internal logic of tax laws in Canada and beyond. It covers all aspects of tax law from the most basic rules underlying traditional personal tax planning principles to current developments in the sophisticated design of financial instruments. Courses are taught by a diverse range of scholars and practitioners, all of whom are leaders in their areas of teaching and practice.

Who is this Specialization for?

  • Law graduates with legal work experience or a strong demonstrated interest in tax law.
  • Professionals without a law degree who have at least five years of work experience directly related to tax (such as accounting, finance, trusts) who wish to add a strong advanced foundation in tax law to their professional profile.

Specialization Structure

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals across Canada and abroad, all electives in the part-time Tax Law specialization are available via video conferencing. Courses are structured as either weekly evening sessions or 3-5 day intensives. This is with the exception of the first course in the specialization, “Tax Policy, Statutory Interpretation and the Foundations of the Taxation of Individuals”, which takes place in September and requires in-person attendance. The Tax Law specialization accepts new students every Fall. Students can complete their degree requirements exclusively through course work or through a combination of course work and a Major Research Paper.

Degree Requirements Overview

Total credits needed: 36

Note that students without a law degree from a Canadian institution are required to take Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies in their first term. For detailed degree requirements see Student Handbook.

Courses Course Code Status Number of Credits
Tax Policy, Statutory Interpretation and the Foundations of the Taxation of Individuals LAW 6100P Required 6.0 credits
Advanced Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders LAW 6736P Elective 6.0 credits
Comparative VAT LAW 6991 Elective 6.0 credits
International Taxation LAW 6739P Elective 3.0 credits
Major Research Paper:Tax Law LAW 6324P Elective 6.0 credits
Managerial Tax Planning LAW 6730P Elective 3.0 credits
Overview of US Taxation and Recent Developments LAW 6737P Elective 3.0 credits
Partnerships and Tax Shelters LAW 6802P Elective 3.0 credits
Problem Solving in Tax Practice TXLW 6102 Elective 3.0 credits
Special Topics in Taxation Law LAW 6739 Elective 3.0 credits
Tax Administration and Litigation LAW 6738P Elective 3.0 credits
Tax Treaties LAW 6733 Elective 3.0 credits
Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations LAW 6807P Elective 3.0 credits
Taxation of Financial Instruments LAW 6801P Elective 3.0 credits
The Taxation of Trusts and Estates LAW 6731P Elective 3.0 credits

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