Who May Apply
The following Certificates may be combined with one of the LL.M. Degree Programs and are open to both U.S.- and foreign-educated applicants:
- International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution*
- International Human Rights Law
- Refugees & Humanitarian Emergencies
- WTO Studies
The following Certificates may be completed either in conjunction with the Taxation LL.M. or may be completed on a stand-alone basis:
These tax-related certificates (with the exception of the International Taxation Certificate) are typically pursued by U.S.-educated students, although foreign-educated applicants may pursue them on a case-by-case basis. A basic course in Federal Income Taxation is required for admission to these certificates. In addition, applicants to the Estate Planning Certificate must have taken a course dealing with decedents' estates, trusts and estates or a similar topic during their J.D. program.
* Foreign-educated students pursuing the more specialized LL.M. degree programs (Taxation, Securities and Financial Regulation, Global Health Law or National Security) may find it difficult to accommodate both the Certificate requirements and their degree requirements into a single 24 credit program of study.
** Beginning in Fall 2012, the stand-alone State and Local Taxation Certificate (SALT) may be completed entirely via distance learning. Because the SALT courses presuppose a basic understanding of U.S. constitutional law, the SALT Certificate is generally open only to students who received their J.D. degree in the United States. However, foreign-educated applicants may apply for this Certificate if they have acquired the requisite background knowledge through educational or work experience.
***The International Taxation Certificate may be completed on a stand-alone basis but is only open to applicants who already have a Taxation LL.M. from a U.S. law school. (The International Taxation Certificate may also be completed in conjunction with our Taxation LL.M.).
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