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Certificate in Tax Law

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
LAW 200
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
LAW 218
TAXATION OF STRUCTURED REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
LAW 250
SENIOR RESEARCH SEMINAR (approved topic)
LAW 348
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
LAW 349
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
LAW 358
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
LAW 379
TAX RESEARCH AND WRITING
LAW 408
ESTATE AND GIFT TAXATION
LAW 409
ESTATE PLANNING
LAW 428
INDEPENDENT STUDY (approved topic)
LAW 448
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
LAW 460
BUSINESS PLANNING
LAW 499
STATE AND LOCAL TAXATION
LAW 524
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (approved placement)
LAW 608
INTERNATIONAL TAXATION

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