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LLM in Taxation

USF’s LLM in Taxation provides a firm grounding in the major areas of taxation and prepares graduates for successful careers in tax law. 

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The LLM in Taxation is offered at USF's downtown campus for both full- and part-time students. Special merit- and need-based financial aid packages are available to the inaugural class (enrolling fall 2014).

The curriculum for this new program is both broad and deep. Expert full-time and adjunct faculty members—including E.L. Wiegand Distinguished Professor in Tax Daniel Lathrope, who is academic director of the program, and Professor Joshua Rosenberg, author of leading treatises in tax law—empower students with a comprehensive understanding of tax laws and the policies on which those laws rest so they are equipped with skills necessary for a career in the complex and always changing field of taxation. Courses range from corporate taxation and real estate taxation, to estate planning and international taxation, and more.

The program is conveniently located at USF’s Downtown Campus, in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district, so that working professionals can easily participate in the program. Both full- and part-time options are offered. Up to 12 JD transfer credits from an ABA-accredited law school may be accepted with approval from the academic director.  

Our students expand their knowledge of tax law and network with established professionals in the field. They graduate well-prepared for the private practice of tax law, in-house counsel positions, and positions in the tax departments of businesses or allied professions.

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LLM in Taxation Faculty 

E.L. Wiegand Distinguished Professor in Tax Daniel Lathrope
LLM in Taxation Academic Director

Professor Daniel Lathrope is a renowned scholar in taxation. He is the co-author of several casebooks on individual, corporate, and partnership taxation, including Fundamentals of  Federal Income Taxation, Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation, and Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation. He is the author of The Alternative Minimum Tax—Compliance and Planning with Analysis, a treatise on the alternative minimum tax, and a book on comparative income  taxation titled Global Issues in Income Taxation. He has previously taught in the graduate tax programs at New York University and the University of Florida, in addition to other universities. He holds a BSBA from the University of Denver, a JD from Northwestern University, and an LLM in Taxation from New York University.

Professor Joshua D. Rosenberg

Professor Rosenberg is a full-time faculty member and co-author of leading treatises in federal income tax and in corporate tax, as well as co-author of the nation’s leading casebooks in corporate tax, partnership tax, and taxation of business enterprises. His many scholarly tax articles have been published in journals including the Michigan Law ReviewStanford Law Review, and Virginia Law Review. In addition, Rosenberg has consulted with U.S. senators, the Senate Finance Committee, and the California Franchise Tax Board to devise, enact, and implement tax legislation and regulations. Rosenberg teaches a variety of courses, including Corporate Taxation and Federal Taxation. He holds a BA from Case Western Reserve University, an EdD from USF, and a JD and LLM in Taxation from New York University.