Students seeking taxation education in the M.J. Tax Law program have the opportunity to draw on the resources of UW Law's abundant and diverse tax law offerings. By studying, working, and discussing issues together in the same courses, M.J. students and lawyers in the Tax LL.M. improve not only their personal mastery of taxation but contribute to each other's education. Students help one another by sharing their perspectives from their respective professions, practices, and nations. Graduates of the M.J. program leave with a tax-focused professional network of lawyers, accountants, and other advisors in Seattle and around the world.

Tax law students will work with M.J. and Tax LL.M. staff and faculty members in the programs to tailor their curriculum to their specific interests. Below are some sample curricula.

Foundational Courses: 12–14 credits

Sample Specialty Courses: 31–33 credits

  • Individual Income Tax
  • Income Taxation of Business and Investments
  • Taxation of Corporations & Shareholders
  • State & Local Tax
  • U.S. Aspects of International Tax
  • Law of Non-Profit
  • White Collar Crime
  • Trust & Estates
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Federal Tax Controversies and Procedures
  • Accounting for Lawyers