Joint J.D./LL.M. in Taxation

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Students currently enrolled in a J.D. program at another law school may apply for admission to the Law Center's Joint J.D./LL.M. in Taxation degree program. Students who are admitted into the program apply to attend Georgetown as visiting students for their entire third year. Visiting students must take 12 credits in qualifying tax courses while visiting at Georgetown. Those credits count toward the student’s J.D. degree (which would be awarded by the law school from which the student visited) and toward the Tax LL.M. degree (which would be awarded by the Law Center upon successful completion of the required additional LL.M. credits).

Please Note: An application to attend the Law Center as a visiting student will not be considered unless the applicant’s Dean authorizes the student’s attendance and agrees to transfer the credits earned at the Law Center.

Visiting students seeking admission to the Joint J.D./LL.M. in Taxation must have completed Taxation I (or an equivalent introductory course in individual income taxation) during the first two years of his or her J.D. program. Successful completion of additional tax courses, though not required, will be viewed as a factor favoring admission.

Visiting students should follow the instructions for how to apply. The application deadlines for Fall-semester visitors will apply (see application deadlines). In the applicant's personal statement, he or she should list his or her intention to pursue the J.D./LL.M. in Taxation as the primary reason for requesting admission as a visiting student. The applicant will be admitted as a visiting student only if the applicant is accepted into the joint degree program.

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