University of Pittsburgh

Tax Law Program

The Area of Concentration in Tax Law is intended to provide students with a solid foundation in tax law that can be used either to enter a career in tax law, as a basis for pursuing further study in tax law, or as an adjunct to a career in another area of law.  Tax law is unique in that it intersects with every area of the law—from energy and environmental law to corporate law to health law to personal injury law, just to name a few examples. Knowledge of tax law is thus important whether one wishes to specialize in tax law or whether one wishes to gain a deeper knowledge of tax law to improve skills in another area of law (e.g., in advising corporations, partnerships, and other businesses).

Students may pursue this concentration by taking a foundational course in tax law, six credits of elective courses, and three credits of skills-based courses.

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