Graduate Tax Program (LL.M.)
The UW Graduate Program in Taxation provides a rigorous study of tax law leading to the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation.
Located in the beautiful and vibrant city of Seattle, the University of Washington School of Law is a highly-ranked law school in one of the premier research universities in the world.
The Pacific Northwest is the gateway to the Pacific Rim and is home to many of the world’s leading corporations, including Microsoft, Starbucks, Nike, Amazon.com, Costco, and Nintendo. As a result, the Graduate Program in Taxation is able to draw faculty from a dynamic legal community. Courses are taught by both nationally-recognized scholars and leading practitioners in their area of specialty, who bring cutting-edge practice experience to the classroom.
The Graduate Program in Taxation admits students on either a full-time or part-time basis. In addition, those interested in taking only a few classes may do so as a non-degree candidate. Classes are generally scheduled in the late afternoon or evening to accommodate students who work while earning their degree.
Tax Program in the News
Caroline A. Kupiec is this year’s recipient of the Roland Hjorth Scholarship for academic excellence
This scholarship, named after Dean Emeritus and legendary tax professor, Roland Hjorth, is awarded to Caroline A. Kupiec for academic excellence and promise shown within the field of taxation.
Patrick McNulty is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Meade Emory Endowed Prize
We are pleased to announce that Patrick McNulty is our 2013-2014 Meade Emory Endowed Prize recipient. Established by the founding director of the Graduate Program in Taxation, Meade Emory and his wife, Deborah, this prize is awarded for extraordinary merit and is given to an outstanding Tax Program student.
Federal Judges Are Cutting Rich Tax Cheats Big Sentencing Breaks - Prof. Scott Schumacher quoted
Increasingly, federal judges are going easy on tax cheats, or at least easier than the U.S. Sentencing Commission’ s guidelines say they should. In 1984, in an effort to reduce the glaring sentence disparities that resulted from trial judges’ almost unlimited power to fashion sentences, Congress created the Sentencing Commission and ordered it to adopt guidelines. For the next two decades, as Congress intended, judges were generally required to impose sentences within the guidelines, although various provisions allowed them to depart up or down.
Ana Cecilia Lopez LL.M. '12 featured in ABA News Quarterly
The article titled “Paying It Forward in Pasco" descrobes Lopez's Pro Bono work. [The link is for subscribers only.]