LLM Tax Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University

Program Description

LLM Tax Law

OsgoodePD - Osgoode Hall Law School - York University

Knowledge of tax law is essential in any business environment – and the study of it is intellectually fascinating. This Professional LLM program that can be done either part-time for two-years or full-time for one year offers students an opportunity to gain a broad and deep understanding of the policies, principles and the internal logic of tax laws in Canada and beyond. It covers all aspects of tax law from the most basic rules underlying traditional personal tax planning principles to current developments in the sophisticated design of financial instruments. Courses are taught by a diverse range of scholars and practitioners, all of whom are leaders in their areas of teaching and practice.

Degree Requirements

The degree requirements will be satisfied upon the completion of 36 credits. There are two options for completing this degree:

Option I: Coursework and Major Research Paper [36 credits]

  • The required course for Tax Law [6 credits];
  • 24 additional credits of coursework, at least 18 of which must be from the Tax Law specialization;
  • A Major Research Paper (70 pages) in the tax law field [6 credits]; and
  • Advanced Legal Research Workshop. Please note that this will not count towards the 36 credits required to complete the degree.

Option II: Coursework only [36 credits]

  • The required course for Tax Law [6 credits];
  • 30 additional credits of coursework, at least 24 of which must be courses from the Tax Law specialization; and
  • A Significant Research Paper (30 pages) as a means of evaluation for one of the courses in the Tax Law specialization.

The Advanced Legal Research Workshop is not required for students writing a Significant Research Paper but is strongly recommended in order for students to review writing and research skills.

Program Format

Courses will be offered in a combination of weekly and intensive formats. Videoconferencing is available for most courses, although occasional in-person attendance in Toronto is required (refer to the schedule for specific details on each course).

Note: Faculty, curriculum, course descriptions and degree requirements are subject to change without notice.

Fee Per Term including Supplementary Fees (2014-2015)

Fees for Domestic Students: $3,798.82 (part-time), $7,597.65 (full-time)

Fees for International Students: $5,448.00 (part-time), $10,896.00 (full-time)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 10, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
7,597 USD
Start date Sept. 2017
Canada Toronto, Ontario
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 7,597 USD
- domestic students, 10,896 USD - international students (per term, full-time)