LLM & JSD Admissions

LLM in International Taxation

In a tax program second to none, and designed exclusively for foreign-trained lawyers, you'll gain a firm grounding in US international tax law and specialized training that reflects the globalization of tax law principles and practices.

Watch: Sanjana Rao LLM ‘22 on how the program expanded her range as a lawyer.


You will take classes with Professor David Rosenbloom, faculty director of the International Tax Program, as well as Professors Brant Hellwig and Mitchell Kane who draw on their years of experience teaching the core classes in this specialization to students from around the world. You also will choose from advanced tax courses taught by long-standing full-time professors in the Law School's leading Graduate Tax Program. All are influential scholars on a range of topics in taxation, and many of them bring insights to the classroom from their prior experience in practice or government.

You also will choose from courses taught by New York practitioners—who share their expertise in transactional tax matters—and members of our Global Faculty, celebrated scholars in their home countries who provide a viewpoint from outside the US.

Degree Requirements

You'll receive sophisticated training in the US international tax system while choosing from the largest and most varied set of classes on tax treaties, international tax policy, and regional systems of tax available at any American law school. You'll also learn the nuts and bolts of US corporate taxation and international taxation in classes that cater to students who received their prior education abroad, and train in the most advanced tax research technologies. 

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Practical Training

In Taxation of International Business Transactions, a simulation class, you'll be assigned a proposed three-country transaction with two other students. Representing your respective countries, you'll conduct original research and write a proposal for the most tax-efficient structure for the transaction. In addition to the professor, each student team is advised by an international tax specialist in a New York or DC firm over the course of the semester.

Your Tax Network

You'll benefit from access to some of the world's most respected tax practitioners who sit on NYU Law's International Tax Practice Council. They participate in seminars and events at the Law School and advise on curriculum development responsive to contemporary issues. In the past, Council members have hired LLM graduates or referred them to their future employers.

In addition, you'll connect with your classmates from other countries, and with American lawyers in the LLM in Taxation program. Brought together by your common intellectual and professional interests, you'll develop relationships that last the rest of your careers.

Intellectual Life

You'll connect with the real-world practitioners and policymakers at intimate events organized by the International Tax Program and larger programs for the entire Law School community. You also can join student groups to meet other JDs and LLMs who share your interests.

Student Groups

Tax Law Association
Africa Law Association
Asia Law Society
Brazilian Legal Society
Japanese Law Society
Law and Business Association

Career Resources

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Meet the 2024-25 Faculty Director

H. David Rosenbloom
James S. Eustice Visiting Professor of Taxation

H. David Rosenbloom became director of the International Tax Program in 2002. He is a member of Caplin & Drysdale, a law firm he rejoined in 1981 after serving as international tax counsel and director of the Office of International Tax Affairs in the US Department of the Treasury from 1978 to 1981. Read more about Professor Rosenbloom