Graduate Program in Taxation (LL.M.)

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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 LLM in Taxation of Cross-Border Investment and International Tax Concentration option.

Sarah B. Sindledecker"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 Sindledecker Jacobson, J.D. '08, LL.M. '11
Associate, Bilzin Sumberg

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.

Exceptional Faculty

  • 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 Dept., 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.

Personalized Attention

The select program size (around 30 students) allows for Program Director Patricia 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 LLM for Foreign Lawyers.

Why a Tax LLM?: More Student Testimonials

Tereina Stidd, LL.M. '03 "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.

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University of Miami School of Law
Graduate Program in Taxation
1311 Miller Drive, Room B-350
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
Tel: 305-284-5567
Fax: 305-284-9107


Patricia Brown
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.