The Center for Tax Law & Employee Benefits
Graduate Tax Law Programs
Welcome to John Marshall's Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits.
Our Graduate Tax Law Programs are among the oldest in the nation. Both the LLM in Tax Law (for practicing attorneys) and the MJ in Tax Law (for non-attorney professionals) provide a practical grounding in all major areas of taxation, as well as an opportunity for in-depth specialization. Degree candidates can specialize in corporate taxation, estate and personal financial planning, taxation of closely held businesses, or employee benefits. Our graduates work in a variety of settings, including law firms, governmental agencies, consulting firms, in-house corporations, and not-for-profit entities.
Courses, taught by Chicago's leading tax practitioners, including current and former members of the IRS's Office of Chief Counsel, are designed to equip practicing attorneys and non-attorney tax professionals with substantive knowledge of tax law, as well as provide the skills to think analytically and critically in this ever-changing field of law. These courses are offered in the evenings or on Saturdays to accommodate working degree candidates, and externships and practicum are available to obtain practical experience in governmental agencies, such as the IRS Office of Chief Counsel or Illinois Department of Revenue.
Our students come from across the country to study at John Marshall. Some students begin the program immediately upon completion of their JD, requiring only an additional semester of classes, while others enter after several years of professional experience, and complete the program in as little as two semesters or over two to three years.
Professor Kathryn J. Kennedy
Director, Center for Tax Law and Employee Benefits
Associate Dean of Advanced Studies, The John Marshall Law School