Tax Law LL.M. Admitted Students

Enrollment Deposit

Admitted students are required to submit a nonrefundable $500 enrollment confirmation deposit upon accepting the offer of admission. This deposit will be applied toward tuition.

Introduction to Income Taxation

Students who have not taken a course in U.S. income taxation are required to complete an online introduction to income tax before starting the program. This free, non-credit course is an introduction to fundamental concepts in federal income taxation, including the definition of income, the computation of tax liability, exclusions from income, basis, deductions available for individuals in computing taxable income, and assignment of income. The course will also present brief overviews of concepts explored in more detail in other courses, including capital gains and losses and timing issues. Please email with your UW NetID in order to enroll in the online introduction.

Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice

International students who have not had prior legal education in the U.S. are required to take the Summer Institute in Transnational Law and Practice. It focuses on three areas--Introduction to the American Legal System and Practice, Legal Skills and Methodology, and Legal English.

Advanced Academic Preparation Skills (AAPS)

International student are also highly encouraged to take Advanced Academic Preparation Skills (AAPS), a special four-week program designed to help you meet the challenges of studying in U.S. graduate programs in a wide variety of fields.

Bar Exam for Foreign-Educated Students

Students must complete a total of 36 quarter credits to fulfill the requirements of the Taxation Law LL.M. Those students interested in taking the New York or Washington State Bar examination should anticipate taking an additional courses to complete both the requirements of the LLM degree (36 credits) and a bar examination (approximately 16-18 credits). Due to the amount of additional credits, we strongly recommend taking an additional quarter or two to complete your studies (e.g., graduating in fall quarter of the following year). In addition, the UW offers an LL.M. Early Bar Prep course (2 credits in winter and 2 credits in spring) which is designed to give LL.M. students an early start on bar exam preparation. Students will review heavily tested areas across several bar exam subject areas while learning test taking strategy for the Essay, Multistate and MPT portions of the Washington UBE, NY or CA bar exams.


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Health Services

The University operates the Hall Health Primary Care Center as a medical care facility for currently enrolled UW students and, on a fee-for-service basis, for their dependents. Services offered include primary care clinics and specialty clinics (Women’s, Sports Medicine, Mental Health, Pediatrics, Immunization, Travel Clinics and Counseling).


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Last updated 2/11/2015