Executive LL.M. in Tax

Courses

The Executive LL.M. in Taxation requires 24 credits of study, 20 of which must be in advanced tax courses taken through NYU.  "Advanced tax courses" are any tax courses at NYU excepting Income Taxation and the Tax Clinic, neither of which are open to LL.M. enrollment and are never offered online.  Many, but not all of our tax classes are offered online.  Feel free to contact us if you have a question about whether a specific course will be offered online.  All 24 credits of coursework required for the Executive LL.M. in Taxation may be completed through online study, which is not the case with our other degree programs.   The only specific requirement is that students must take a course in tax procedure.  Several courses meet this requirement, including Survey of Tax Procedure (1 credit), Tax Procedure (2 credits), and Tax Penalties and Prosecutions (2 credits).  Students can petition to waive this requirement if they have already taken a procedure course or participated in a tax clinic in their J.D. program.  (When this requirement is waived, students must still complete 24 credits.) 

Each online course is built upon the traditional Graduate Tax Program course materials, Professors, and a 'Blackboard' course website, just as we use for all of our courses. For more about the Blackboard learning environment, see our Technology page.

As the course begins, our Audio/Visual staff video tape class sessions and then post the recording onto the course blackboard site. Students with access to the videos may watch the videos at any time, and may watch them repeatedly.  We track viewings of these classes on our servers for all stduents enroled in an online section of a class, and typically measure online "attendance" at two points in the semester.  These viewing deadlines are posted at the begining of the semester.  Although it is within the Professor's discretion, most professors make the class videos available to students enrolled in both the traditional, 'live' section as well as the online section. These courses are internally referred to as "Combined" courses because from the perspective of a Professor, the student populations are combined.  All students take the same exam and are graded on the same grading curve. 

The following semester, when the Professor may not typically teach the same course on-campus, the blackboard site with the video recordings are made available again. The Professor who originally taught the course inspects the materials, both written and visual, to make sure that they reflect current law and are pedagogically sound. We refer to these courses internally as "Online" courses because they do not have a corresponding live section.

Finally, it is common that a Professor will teach the same course the following year to a live group of students. When we cannot re-record this course, the Professor who is once again reviewing and revising materials for that semester will inspect the materials for pedagogical soundness. The live course and the online course are functional equivalents of one another. Again, students in both sections again take the same final exam and are graded on the same curve. Our experience shows that both populations perform comparably. We refer to these courses as "Parallel" courses.  Typically the same books and problem sets are used in each offering of these courses, so there is no significant difference in the substance that is covered.  Many part-time students prefer courses in either the online or parallel format as the videos are all immediately available, in case they wish to front-load their learning around deadlines or travel plans later in the semester.  Additionally, students have reported encountering issues in their work which they were better able to handle because they could skip forward to relevant class lecture on that topic.

Historical List of Offerings

Over the three-year pilot phase of the program, we have offered the courses listed below. Clicking on the hyperlinks will take you to the description of that course in the NYU School of Law's Course Management System. 

 

Spring 2010

Corporate Tax I & II - Schmolka

International Tax III - Andersen

Multistate Taxation in the New Millennium I - Pomp

Partnership Taxation - L. Cunningham

Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions - Schmolka/Heitner

Taxation of Property Transactions - Davidian

Timing Issues and the Income Tax - Engler

Parallel

Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax - McCaffrey/Schneider

International Estate Planning - McCaffrey/Christensen

Combined

 Estate Planning - Harris/Sloan

 

Fall 2009

International Tax I - Zonana

International Tax II - Andersen

Multistate Taxation in the New Millennium I - Pomp

Partnership Taxation - L. Cunningham

Parallel

          Estate and Gift Taxation - Gans

Taxation of Property Transactions - Davidian

Combined

Tax Procedure - Billman

 

Summer 2009

Parallel

          Timing Issues and the Income Tax - Engler

Combined

 

Spring 2009

Corporate Tax I & II - Schmolka

Survey of Tax Procedure - Blank

Taxation of Executive Compensation - Susko

Taxation of Property Transactions - Davidian

Parallel

Multistate Taxation in the New Millennium II- Pomp

Timing Issues and the Income Tax - Engler

Combined

Estate Planning - Harris/Sloan

Generation Skipping Transfer Tax - McCaffrey/Schneider

International Estate Planning - Christensen/McCaffrey

Partnership Taxation - L. Cunningham

Taxation of Private Equity Transactions - Weigel 

Corporate Tax I - Blank

 

 Fall 2008:

Partnership Taxation - L. Cunningham

Tax Procedure - Billman

Tax of Executive Compensation - Susko

Tax of Property Transactions 2 - Engler


Parallel

Multistate Taxation in the New Millennium I - Pomp

Survey of Tax Procedure - Blank

Combined

Corporate Tax I & II - Schmolka

Estate and Gift Taxation - Gans

Taxation of Property Transactions - Davidian

Timing Issues and the Income Tax - Engler

 

Spring 2008

         Estate & Gift Taxation -Gans

         Multistate Taxation in the New Millennium 2 - Pomp

         Tax Procedure - Billman

         Taxation of Property Transactions 1 - N. Cunningham

         Timing Issues and the Income Tax - Engler

         Advanced Corporate Tax Problems - Steinberg

         International Estate Planning - Christensen & McCaffrey

         Estate Planning - Harris & Sloan

         Partnership Taxation - L. Cunningham

         Taxation of Executive Compensation - Susko

         Taxation of Financial Instruments - Humphreys

         Taxation of Mergers & Acquisitions - Heitner & Schmolka

         Taxation of Property Transactions 2 - Engler

 

Fall 2007

Corporate Tax I & II - Schmolka

Parallel

Multistate Taxation in the New Millennium I -  Pomp

Timing Issues and the Income Tax - Engler

Combined

Taxation of Property Transactions I - N. Cunningham

Tax Procedure - Billman

Estate & Gift Taxation - Gans

 

Spring 2007

Corporate Tax I & II (L11.3080.004.FA07) Schmolka (for one student)

Combined

Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions - Schmolka 

Taxation of Financial Instruments - Humphreys

Multistate Taxation in the New Millennium II - Pomp 

Advanced Corporate Tax Problems - Steinberg

 

Fall 2006

Corporate Tax II - Malman

Transfer Pricing - Rosenbloom 

Generation-Skipping TransferTax - McCaffrey & McCaffrey

International Estate Planning - McCaffrey & McCaffrey

Taxation of Property Transactions II - Davidian

Combined

Multistate Taxation in the New Millennium I - Pomp

Timing Issues and the income Tax - Engler

Corporate Tax I & II - Schmolka 

Spring 2006

Taxation of Property Transactions I - Davidian

Tax Procedure - Brookes Billman

Corporate Tax I - Malman

Combined

Transfer Pricing - Rosenbloom

Taxation of Property Transactions II - Davidian

International Estate Planning - Christensen & C. McCaffrey

Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax - C. McCaffrey & P. Schneider 
        
Corporate Tax II - Malman 

 

Fall 2005

Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions -Schmolka        

Taxation of Financial Instruments - Humphreys

Combined

Taxation of Property Transactions I - Davidian

Tax Procedure - Brookes Billman

Corporate Tax I - Malman

 

Spring 2005

Taxation of Property Transactions I – N. Cunningham

Tax Procedure - Brookes Billman

Combined

Taxation of Mergers and Acquisitions - Schmolka & Heitner         

Taxation of Financial Instruments - Humphreys

 

Fall 2004

Combined

Taxation of Property Transactions I - N. Cunningham

Tax Procedure – Brookes Billman

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