Professional LLM in Tax Law

 

Osgoode Professional Development congratulates Professor Neil Brooks on The Trouble with Billionaires, which he co-authored with Linda McQuaig. Read an excerpt of the book in the Toronto Star. Professor Brooks was the recipient of the 2013 award for excellence in teaching in the Professional LLM.

Professor Brooks will be teaching Tax Policy, Statutory Interpretation and the Foundations of the Taxation of Individuals in the Fall 2014 term.

 

NEW! Distance Learning is now available for this program.

 

Start Date: Fall 2014

Directors


Tim Edgar, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Jinyan Li, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Scott Wilkie, Partner, Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP

 

Knowledge of tax law is essential in any business environment – and the study of tax law is intellectually fascinating. This two-year, part-time Professional LLM program offers students an opportunity to gain a deep and broad 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.

 

Degree Requirements

 

The degree requirements will be satisfied upon the completion of 36 credits. There are two options for completing this degree:

Option I: Coursework and Major Research Paper [36 credits]

  • The required course for Tax Law [6 credits];
  • 24 additional credits of coursework, at least 18 of which must be from the Tax Law specialization*; and
  • A Major Research Paper (70 pages) in the tax law field [6 credits].

The Advanced Legal Research Workshop is required for all students who wish to complete a Major Research Paper. Please note that this will not count towards the 36 credits required to complete the degree.

Option II: Coursework only [36 credits]

  • The required course for Tax Law [6 credits];
  • 30 additional credits of coursework, at least 24 of which must be courses from the Tax Law specialization*; and
  • A Significant Research Paper (30 pages) as a means of evaluation for one of the courses in the Tax Law specialization.

* Up to 6 credits of coursework from other Professional LLM specializations may be taken during your period of enrollment.

 

 

Program Format

 

All courses in this program are offered in an intensive format. Videoconferencing is available for many courses. Attendance in Toronto is required for Tax Policy, Statutory Interpretation and the Foundations of the Taxation of Individuals [6 credits], Advanced Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders [6 credits] and other select electives (refer to the schedule for specific details on each course).

Note: Faculty, curriculum, course descriptions and degree requirements are subject to change without notice.

 

Required Course

 

Tax Policy, Statutory Interpretation and the Foundations of the Taxation of Individuals

 

Elective Courses

 

Tax Administration and Litigation
The Taxation of Trusts and Estates
Advanced Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
International Taxation

Overview of US Taxation and Recent Developments

Managerial Tax Planning
Partnerships and Tax Shelters
Taxation of Financial Instruments
Tax Treaties: Policy, Application and Interpretation

Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations

Major Research Paper

Note: Not all courses are offered every year or program cycle.

 

LLM Admissions Contact


Phone:  416.673.4670

Toll free within Canada: 1.888.923.3394
Email: admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

 

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