Tax Law and Policy Concentration

Master of Legal Studies


A pair of glasses rests on top of a stack of financial papers
Photo via Flickr/Jason Dirks.concentration

Learn about the Online MLS with a concentration in tax law and policy.

The College of Law has built a strong tax program in cooperation with the business tax scholars and educators in the Eller College of Management. The MLS concentration in Tax Law and Policy is for those whose work, either in business or government, involves compliance with tax laws, or the formulation of effective tax policy.

Required Core Courses (18 UNITS)

  • LAW 501 - Procedure (3 units)
  • LAW 502A - American Common Law System I (3 units)
  • LAW 502B - American Common Law System II (3 units)
  • LAW 504 - American Public Law System (3 units)
  • LAW 507 - Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research (3 units)
  • LAW 646 - Federal Income Tax (3-5 units)

Elective Course Requirements (12 UNITS)*

Complete at least 13 units in substantive courses from the following list:

  • LAW 647A - Corporate Taxation
  • LAW 657 - LLC, LLP, and Partnership Taxation
  • State and Local Taxation
  • LAW 696A - Estate Planning
  • LAW 648 - Estate and Gift Taxation
  • LAW 655J - International Taxation
  • LAW 644A / 697W - Accounting for Lawyers
  • LAW 652A - Taxation of Non-Profit Entities
  • LAW 616 - Business Organizations
  • LAW - 638C - Business Planning
*Although not all courses are offered every semester, a list of possible electives can be found on the course schedules pages.