A limited number of students who demonstrate a strong aptitude in the area of taxation may apply for the accelerated LLM in Taxation. As one of the premier tax programs in the country—ranked 8th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2017—BU Law’s program offers an ideal balance between tax law theory and practical application. The breadth of the curriculum allows students either to gain exposure to all areas of taxation or to specialize in a particular area, such as business organizations and transactions, estate planning and wealth management, or international tax.

Highly motivated students can complete both the JD and an LLM in Taxation on an accelerated basis through the six-semester or seven-semester enrollment options by taking qualifying courses during the second and third years of the JD program.

To determine which enrollment option is best suited for you, please carefully review this section of the website, and contact gradtax@bu.edu with any questions on either enrollment option.