Unique International Perspective
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. Several courses are co-taught by U.S. and a non-U.S. tax lawyers and students are introduced to problem solving for multiple jurisdictions with an Online LL.M. in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment and International Tax Concentration option.
"The program provided me with the specialized knowledge to excel in private client practice and focus on international tax and estate planning. Each of my professors genuinely cared about my success...dedicated staff helped guide me to the right firm and prepared me for the interviewing process."
Sarah Jacobson, J.D. '08, LL.M. '11
Attorney, Day Pitney LLP
Smart Sequencing of Studies
Classes are offered in an order that makes sense. Students take foundational courses in the fall, and in spring they build on concepts to tackle increasingly complex issues and choose electives for a deeper understanding of specific areas of interest.
See list of course descriptions. / See joint degree and triple degree options.
- The depth of the program faculty allows full-time 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, many of whom participate in the program's "Under The Palms" Speaker Series.
The select program size (around 30 students) allows for Program Director Patricia A. Brown to meet with each student to develop a personalized course schedule and guidance on career options.
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.
Why a Tax LLM?: More Student Testimonials
"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." Watch full video interview.
Tereina Stidd, LL.M. '03
Associate at Cole Schotz P.C.