The study of tax law at Georgetown offers students a unique combination between full-time and adjunct faculty, the most extensive tax curriculum in the country, and the opportunity to study in Washington, D.C., where the nation’s tax laws are created, interpreted, and enforced.
Georgetown has eight full-time tax professors who are world-recognized teachers and scholars and are regularly consulted by multinational businesses, the United States government, and international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the World Bank. Georgetown also has over 100 adjunct faculty members who are practitioners at major law and accounting firms, non-profit organizations and think-tanks, as well as top government officials.
Students can pursue a J.D. degree or a Taxation LL.M. degree. Georgetown’s extensive tax curriculum offers students the opportunity to choose from more than 70 courses and seminars dealing with every aspect of tax law. These courses cover foundational subjects such as corporate, partnership, and international taxation, as well as dozens of advanced offerings across a wide variety of specialty areas.
Students in the Taxation LL.M. program can supplement their coursework by completing an externship for academic credit at government organizations such as the Internal Revenue Service, the Treasury Department, the U.S. Tax Court, as well as at major law firms and the national offices of Big Four accounting firms. Successful externships can pave the way for permanent job offers following graduation.