Tax Curriculum

For over 30 years, the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation program at Washington University School of Law has offered a rigorous course of study in the field of tax law. The program provides comprehensive and specialized training to lawyers and law school graduates who plan to specialize in tax.

Most courses are offered in early morning or late afternoon/early evening. A limited number of classes meet on Saturday. All courses may not be offered every year.  A representative sampling of three-hour courses offered in the tax curriculum include:


  • Accounting for Tax Lawyers
  • Advanced Corporate Tax
  • Advanced Executive Compensation
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Estate and Gift Taxation
  • Family Wealth Management
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Federal Partnership Tax
  • Federal Tax Procedure
  • Pensions & Tax-Favored Savings
  • Practical Issues in Wealth Planning & Drafting
  • State and Local Taxation
  • Tax Considerations in Choice of Legal Entitry
  • Tax Planning for Real Estate Investments and
    Closely Held Business: Select Issues
  • Tax Seminar Colloquium
  • Taxation of Real Estate Transactions


  • Advanced Executive Compensation
  • Business Acquisitions
  • Closely-Held Business & Succession¬†Planning Seminar
  • Corporate Reorganizations
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Estate Planning and Drafting; Advanced Topics
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Federal Partnership Taxation
  • Introduction to International Aspects of Estate Planning
  • Introduction to Ta
  • Pass Through Business Taxation: Partnerships & Limited Liability Companies
  • Tax Fraud Prosecutions
  • Tax Policy Seminar
  • Tax-Exempt Organization