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OsgoodePD’s Professional LLM program is a graduate program in law designed specifically for working professionals. Each of our distinct specializations focuses on interdisciplinary learning and provides you with a unique mix of academic, applied, and theoretical perspectives. You will learn through interactive discussions and explore practical issues related to your specialization. You’ll have access to a wide range of elective options to broaden your legal knowledge or explore new areas related to your professional interests.

The Taxation Law specialization offers an in-depth examination into the policies, principles, and internal logic of tax laws in Canada and beyond. The required course addresses tax policy, statutory interpterion, and the taxation of individuals, while electives broaden the scope. You will explore all aspects of taxation law, from the basic rules underlying traditional personal tax planning principles to current developments in the sophisticated design of financial instruments.

Who is the Specialization for?

Lawyers or law graduates with legal work experience who have a strong demonstrated interest in tax law and wish to establish or expand a practice in this area of specialization

Course Requirements

The Professional LLM in Tax Law requires completion of 36 credits including a research requirement.  The program is designed to be completed in one year (three active terms) through a combination of required courses, related electives, and up to 6 credits of outside electives.

What You Can Expect

The program is designed to be completed in one year (three active terms) by completing 12 credits (two to four courses) per term.

All courses in the Tax Law specialization are scheduled as intensive courses (typically Thursday evening, all-day Friday and all-day Saturday, or in 5-day 9AM-5PM sessions).

In your first term of admission, you may be assigned a course as a condition of your admission. Admission condition courses count towards your degree requirements. Students with the following profiles usually have required introductory courses:

Internationally-trained lawyers: GNRL 6209 Legal Research and Writing (3 Credits)

Professionals without a law degree: GNRL 6149 Introduction to Graduate Legal Studies (3 Credits)

Required Courses

The required course is typically offered once a year and must be completed in your first term of study:

LAW 6100P – Tax Policy, Statutory Interpretation and the Foundations of the Taxation of Individuals (6 Credits) – Fall term

Elective Courses

Elective course offerings vary from term to term. Some options include International Taxation, and Managerial Tax Planning. To see course offerings for upcoming terms, review the Course Planning information below.

You must complete at least 30 credits in total from Tax Law courses. Up to 6 credits may be drawn from courses in unrelated specializations, so long as you have any required prerequisite knowledge for those courses.

Research Requirement

The research requirement can be fulfilled through one of the following three options. Most students elect to fulfill the requirement through option 3:

A Major Research Paper (70 pages, 6 Credits)

An Independent Significant Research Paper (30 pages, 3 Credits)

A Significant Research Paper (30 pages) completed as the means of assessment for one of the courses within the specialization.

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เต็มเวลา (36 ชั่วโมงเรียน)

ค่าเรียน
CAD$43,584.18 (฿ 1,147,556) ต่อปี
CAN $14,528.06 per term
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กันยายน 2022

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Faculty of Graduate Studies

230 York Lanes, 80 York Boulevard,

York University, 4700 Keele Street,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

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สำหรับนักเรียนสหรัฐอเมริกา

Applicants must hold, at a minimum, an Honours undergraduate degree or equivalent (typically a four-year full-time program) from a recognized post-secondary institution with at least a B (second class) standing in the final two years of full-time equivalent study. As approved by the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Senate, individual graduate programs may have a minimum academic standing requirement greater than B (second class). Language Test Scores: a minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper based) or 100 (internet based); a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 (Academic Module).

สำหรับนักเรียนนานาชาติ

Admission to Professional LLM specializations is competitive. At OsgoodePD, we can help you navigate the process. The Admissions Committee reviews each applicant’s completed file and takes into consideration criteria such as academic background, professional work experience, and whether the program fits your stated goals. The information below represents the minimum requirements for admission consideration to our graduate degree programs – meeting these criteria does not guarantee admission.

JD/LLB degree or undergraduate degree (a graduate degree is an asset to non-legal professionals)

Overall B (75%) average (or equivalent)

Professional work experience (JD/LLB graduates require at least 2 years, while non-legal professionals require at least 5 years of related senior-level experience)

Academic Language Proficiency Tests and Minimum Scores

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Paper Based: 625 (with minimum of 5 on TWE)

TOEFL – Computer Based: 263

TOEFL – iBT (Internet Based): 102-109

IELTS (Academic test only – general test will not be accepted): 7.5 overall and 7.0 in reading and writing

Certificate in Foundations of Canadian Law: Pass with Honours

YUELI – York University English Language Institute: IALE – with distinction; GSPP – With Distinction; AP – Level 9 with Distinction

CAEL – Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: Overall score of 70 with no component less than 60

Duolingo (up to and including Winter 2022 admission): 125

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