Miami is a major financial capital and home to the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S. and as South Florida has become one of the world's leading centers of international tax planning and asset management, we have launched this unique offering.
The city has an exceptionally high number of lawyers representing clients with cross-border investments. We are able to bring in this top talent as adjuncts and have non-U.S. tax experts teach alongside U.S. tax lawyers to show the real-world dynamics of developing a structure that satisfies the business and legal demands of multiple jurisdictions. This way, students understand how international tax planning has to work in every country where their clients do business.
This degree program is ideal for students who expect international tax law to play an important role in their professional careers, have a solid foundation in their own domestic tax system, and have enough experience to bring their own questions to the program. Specifically, the degree will benefit:
The LL.M Degree is 28 course credits, some required and some electives, and students are also required to take a course introducing them to the U.S. legal system.
This LL.M. has been designed with maximum flexibility to meet the needs of busy professionals who want to blend their pursuit of a degree with their existing practices with no career interruption. The program is offered in various formats - full-time, part-time, on campus, and online. Click here for more information on study options.
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The Program's new director, Patricia Brown, is an internationally-recognized expert in the field of international taxation, with specialties in tax treaty policy and the international taxation of financial products and institutions. Read More
"The LL.M. in Taxation is a challenging, fast-paced program that provided me with the technical skills and specialized knowledge to excel in the field of private client practice. The program offers students a range of courses across many different tax disciplines. This diversity allowed me to personalize my own schedule and focus on the areas of international tax and estate planning. Each of my professors was a leading expert and genuinely cared about my success. Their dedicated staff helped guide me to the right firm and adequately prepared me for the interviewing process."
Sarah B. Sindledecker,
J.D. '08, LL.M. '11
Associate, Cantor & Webb P.A.; Miami, FL
"I stepped on the UM campus; it was love at first sight...[the program] completely prepared me to do what I do... [the degree] has helped me have the legal career I wanted."