DePaul University College of Law’s LL.M. in Taxation ranks tenth in the nation based on TaxTalent’s “2018 Top in Tax Educational Survey.” As part of the annual survey, TaxTalent asks tax hiring authorities from throughout the United States which schools yield the best tax professionals. This honor highlights the diligent efforts of DePaul Law’s faculty, students, and graduates in the field of tax law.
The faculty consists of remarkable professionals, such as Professors Emily Cauble and Jerold Friedland – director, LLM in International Law - International Business, Commercial & Trade Law; director, LLM in Taxation; and director, Vienna University of Economics Exchange Program. Friedland credits the “committed, caring faculty” and their unique credentials as an important factor behind the program’s renown. Professor Friedland previously worked in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the IRS in Washington, D.C., and served as a Fulbright Scholar in China, Czech Republic and Austria and as president of the Chicago Fulbright Association. Before coming to DePaul, Professor Cauble was as a tax associate at Mayer Brown in Chicago where she counseled sponsors of and investors in real estate funds, hedge funds, and private equity funds. Prior to commencing her legal career, she also performed as a research assistant with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C. and advised on projects dealing with financial market responses to monetary policy.
Professor Cauble cites “the breadth of course offerings and the focus in courses on practical application” as a key reason behind the program’s success. As Professor Frieland expands, “[these courses] have a real world, practice-oriented approach. Small classes and full-time faculty allow substantial interaction with students.” Enrollees can learn about tax principles in the United States and abroad, with courses such as Federal Income Taxation, State and Local Taxation, and International Taxation. Students can focus their interests in tax applications ranging from business settings - with Corporate Taxation and Partnership Taxation - to other fields such as Tax-Exempt Organizations, Taxation of Structured Real Estate Transactions, and Estate Planning. Those drawn towards international law can benefit from Professor Friedland’s International Business Transactions, which allows students to develop an understanding of cross-border transactions and international business arrangements. Additional skills gained through these courses include forming, operating, and liquidating business entities; planning tax strategies; and advising clients.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please visit its curriculum page here.