Graduate Program in Taxation

Study Options: On Campus/Online

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The LL.M. in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment 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. Options for study include:

On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)

Lawyers who are based in Miami can complete the program on a full or part-time basis and, depending on their circumstances, may be able to start the program in the spring, summer or fall semesters.

On Campus + Remote Learning (Part-Time)

For those students who are not based in or able to come to Miami for a year, the Program offers a combination option. This entails course work on campus at the beginning and end of the program with remote learning during the regular U.S. academic year.

July Start (on campus) — Introductory coursework takes place on campus in July of the student’s first year in the program. Courses provide an introduction to the U.S. legal system as it relates to business and tax planning, and the U.S. tax system.

Years 1-2 (online with optional short courses on campus) — During the following two academic years, students take courses on-line. Students may, if they choose, also come to Miami for certain "short courses" that are offered for a week or over several weekends during the academic year.

June End* (on campus) — The program ends with the "capstone" courses in June following the second academic year of the program. These courses bring together U.S. and non-U.S. practitioners to discuss international tax planning problems and case studies and develop solutions that satisfy the requirements of multiple jurisdictions.

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*The timing of the final on-campus June segment will be coordinated with the annual conference on Latin American tax planning held in Miami each June by the American Bar Association, International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association and Tax Executives Institute.


Patricia BrownThe Program's 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


Sarah B. Sindledecker, J.D. '08, LL.M. '11

"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."

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