Tax Law Certificate, Law (JD)

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To earn a Certificate in Tax Law, a student must complete the 86 credit hours required for the Juris Doctor degree and satisfy all JD requirements. Within the course work required for the JD degree, a student must complete 15 credit hours from the listed taxation courses, including three required courses and at least two elective courses.

An applicant mus​t earn a minimum GPA of 3.20 in the Certificate courses.

If a student takes more than 15 hours of courses from the approved list, all grades earned in those courses will be factored into the minimum 3.20 GPA requirement for the Certificate.

Previously taught courses, courses offered in other DePaul Colleges, and new courses and seminars that may be added to the curriculum may qualify for the Certificate with approval.

Students may apply for only one Certificate.

For more information, contact Faculty Certificate Director for Tax Law, Emily Cauble.

Required Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 210FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION3-4
or LAW 212 FEDERAL INCOME TAXATION AND FEDERAL POLICY
LAW 600CORPORATE TAXATION3
LAW 620PARTNERSHIP TAXATION3

Elective Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
Select at least two of the following:5-6
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
TAXATION OF STRUCTURED REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (approved topic)
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
TAX RESEARCH AND WRITING
ESTATE AND GIFT TAXATION
ESTATE PLANNING
INDEPENDENT STUDY (approved topic)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
BUSINESS PLANNING
STATE AND LOCAL TAXATION
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (approved placement)
INTERNATIONAL TAXATION