Students seeking taxation education in the MJ Tax Law program have the opportunity to draw on the resources of UW Law's abundant and diverse tax law offerings. Studying, working and discussing issues together in the same courses, MJ students and lawyers studying in the Tax LLM 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 MJ program leave with a tax-focused professional network of lawyers, accountants and other advisors not only in Seattle, but around the globe.

Sample Curriculum

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

Profile A

Professional Goal

To improve professional skills for advising tax clients.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Taxation Courses: 29 credits

  • Advising Privately-Owned Businesses
  • Business Organizations
  • Exempt Organizations
  • Federal Tax Controversies and Procedures
  • Federal Tax Research and Writing
  • Income Taxation of Business and Investments
  • Tax Crimes: Investigations, Prosecutions and Penalties
  • Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • Taxation of Partners and Partnerships
  • Taxation of S Corporations

Profile B

Professional Goal

To improve professional skills for advising U.S. tax clients with international activities.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Taxation Courses: 29 credits

  • Business Organizations
  • Federal Tax Research and Writing
  • Global Perspectives on International Taxation
  • Income Taxation of Business and Investments
  • International Tax I
  • International Tax II
  • International Tax Practice Seminar
  • Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • Taxation of Partners and Partnerships
  • Taxation of S Corporations

Profile C

Professional Goal

To improve professional skills in estate planning for clients.

Sample Curriculum

Foundation Courses: 17 credits
Taxation Courses: 29 credits

  • Drafting Estate Planning Documents
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Federal Tax Research and Writing
  • Income Taxation of Business and Investments
  • Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders
  • Taxation of Estates, Trusts and Beneficiaries
  • Taxation of Partners and Partnerships
  • Taxation of S Corporations
  • Transmission of Wealth