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Tax Law - Full Time

Program Overview

Knowledge of tax law is essential to any business environment, and the study of this legal specialization is intellectually fascinating. The Professional LLM in Tax Law offers students an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the policies, principles and the internal logic of tax laws in Canada and internationally. 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 highly qualified scholars and practitioners, all of whom are leaders in their areas of practice.

Who is this Specialization for?

  • The full-time tax program is designed for internationally-trained lawyers and junior Canadian lawyers who are looking for a full-time program. Applicants without a law degree and senior lawyers should consider the part-time tax program. 

Specialization Structure

The full-time Tax Law LLM specialization is designed for full-time students and is not available via video conferencing (if you’re looking for a Tax Law specialization that can be completed while working full-time, you might be interested in our Part-Time Tax Law specialization. Completed over one full year of study, full-time Tax students complete their degree requirements through a combination of LLM course offerings and upper year JD tax electives. Courses take place at both Osgoode Hall and OsgoodePD campuses to provide students an opportunity to participate in campus life. The 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. Full-time students are strongly encouraged to consider completing a Major Research Paper.

Program Requirements Overview

Program Schedule

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.

Courses Course Code Status Number of Credits
Tax Policy, Statutory Interpretation and the Foundations of the Taxation of Individuals TXLW 6100 Required 6.0 credits
Advanced Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders I TXLW 6735 Elective 3.0 credits
Advanced Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders II TXLW 6736 Elective 3.0 credits
Comparative VAT TXLW 6991 Elective 6.0 credits
Independent Significant Research Paper TXLW 6848 Elective 3.0 credits
International Taxation TXLW 6739 Elective 3.0 credits
Introduction to the Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders TXLW 6201 Elective 3.0 credits
Major Research Paper:Tax Law TXLW 6324 Elective 6.0 credits
Managerial Tax Planning TXLW 6730 Elective 3.0 credits
Overview of US Taxation and Recent Developments TXLW 6737 Elective 3.0 credits
Partnerships and Tax Shelters TXLW 6802 Elective 3.0 credits
Problem Solving in Tax Practice TXLW 6102 Elective 3.0 credits
Selected Topics in Taxation Law TXLW 6729 Elective 3.0 credits
Tax Administration and Litigation TXLW 6738 Elective 3.0 credits
Tax Treaties TXLW 6733 Elective 3.0 credits
Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations TXLW 6807 Elective 3.0 credits
Taxation of Financial Instruments TXLW 6801 Elective 3.0 credits
The Taxation of Trusts and Estates TXLW 6731 Elective 3.0 credits

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