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Tax Law Program

Area of Study in Tax Law

Explore the areas of federal taxation typically encountered in law practice, including individual income tax, business taxation (including S corporation, C corporation, and partnership tax), and estate and gift taxation. The area of study also incorporates real-world application by requiring students to serve in Liberty Law’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

To earn your Area of Study in Tax Law, you must complete 15 hours of VITA service and complete the following courses with a grade of B+ or higher.

  • Taxation of Businesses
  • Taxation of Estates and Gifts
  • Taxation of Individuals

An audited course cannot be used to satisfy an area of study requirement.

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More on the Tax Law Area of Study

“Tax law is an exciting and challenging practice area that affects every area of law. Whether structuring a business transaction, planning an estate, or settling a lawsuit, a robust understanding of tax law is required for a lawyer to add maximum value.”
— Associate Dean Tim Todd

“The business, taxation, and planning areas of study deal with an immense amount of very specific law. However, when you have highly knowledgeable professors who can communicate difficult topics with clarity and precision, taking this route through law school is incredibly rewarding.”
— Jonathan Barber ’15