Graduate tax program bu law’s graduate tax program, established in 1959 as one of the first graduate tax programs in the nation, continues to be one of the best: bu law currently ranks 5th in the nation in tax studies, according to u.s. news & world report’s 2013 rankings, among american law schools that offer an ll.m. in taxation. for over 50 years, our commitment has been clear—to give students the nation’s most rigorous training in the complexities of tax law and equip them with the professional expertise and skills that advance their careers, whether in the private or public sector, in the u.s. or abroad. our graduates—over 3,000 strong— consistently tell us that their bu ll.m. degree has been an essential ingredient to their professional success. one world-class degree— three paths to earning it daniel m. berman director, graduate tax program professor of the practice of tax law a.b., magna cum laude, harvard college j.d., cum laude, harvard law school The GTP’s director, Professor Daniel M. Berman, brings over 25 years of experience to the classroom. “Sharing my experience and background and leading students to become the next generation of outstanding tax practitioners as the GTP’s director has been rewarding beyond belief for me,” he says. An international tax expert, Professor Berman has worked in both the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government, serving as legislation counsel to the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress and as deputy international tax counsel to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In private practice, he was a partner with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and Thelen LLP, both in Washington, D.C. He has taught at the International Tax Academy of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam; at Georgetown University Law Center; and at Harvard Law School’s International Tax Program. He currently teaches Making Tax Law in the GTP. The Graduate Tax Program (GTP) attracts a diverse and distinguished student body. Our domestic students range from recent law school graduates to seasoned attorneys from both the public and private sectors, many of them from the nation’s leading law and tax consulting firms. International students include academics, practitioners and government officials. To accommodate the different needs of our students, the GTP offers three paths to completing the 24 credits required for the BU Law LL.M. in Taxation: • Full-Time Residential Our full-time residential program option is designed to be completed in one academic year. This option is ideally suited for recent J.D. graduates seeking to gain both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed for a successful career in tax law. It is also beneficial to established lawyers looking to change their careers. Our residential program options—both full- and part-time—are celebrated for offering one of the most expansive curricula available at any law school in America. The curriculum’s five required courses and more than 35 challenging electives ensure that students receive a solid foundation in essential tax subjects and also the opportunity to concentrate in such sub-specialties as Estate Planning, International Tax, General Business Taxation and Financial Services. • Part-Time Residential The part-time residential option is designed for experienced practitioners who work in the Greater Boston area and hope to augment their current knowledge base in tax law. We are committed to accommodating the needs of working professionals interested in pursuing advanced tax studies, as they bring invaluable experience to the classroom. All residential classes are therefore scheduled during the late afternoon and evening. Part-time students may enroll for up to eight consecutive semesters to complete the degree requirements. • Online BU Law is pleased to announce that, beginning in Fall 2012, we will offer our LL.M. in Taxation online. This innovative platform provides the same challenging course of study as our residential program options, delivered in an award-winning online format. The online option is ideal for domestic and internationally trained tax lawyers whose jobs preclude them from attending classes held on our Boston campus. Students can begin the program in any of the three online sessions—fall, spring or summer—and enroll in an attractive variety of tax courses, all taught by the same highly experienced instructors who teach our residential courses. Students can complete the degree in as few as four sessions.