Taxation Law

Law students listening during class. Virtually every financial, business, and organizational decision in modern American life has important tax consequences. At the USF School of Law Graduate Tax Program, you will learn the foundations of taxation law through our extensive coursework, and delve deeper into advanced topics with leading tax scholars as your faculty.

Our dual JD/MBA dual degree program is offered jointly by the USF School of Law and the USF School of Management. This four-year program is designed to provide law school graduates with an in-depth perspective of corporate business practices, including tax, and the business skills necessary to successfully manage law firms, larger businesses, or nonprofit organizations.Our Business Law Certificate Program allows students to explore a broad range of business-related topics with a focus on corporate and commercial law. The Tax Law Certificate Program allows students to explore the wide reach of our tax curriculum.

USF's new LLM in Taxation provides a firm grounding in the major areas of taxation and prepares graduates for successful careers in tax law. If you choose to continue your education in tax law after earning your JD, this program expands students' knowledge of tax law and encourages networking with established professionals in the field. They graduate well-prepared for the private practice of tax law, in-house counsel positions, and positions in the tax departments of businesses or allied professions.

Your education will extend beyond the classroom when you take advantage of our extensive externships program. With our central location in one of the world’s most dynamic cities, upper-division students have broad access to leading firms and agencies where they gain useful practical experience and make meaningful professional connections, while earning academic credit.

Few law schools can match the USF School of Law faculty in tax. Our faculty also have authored numerous other books and articles—including leading and bestselling textbooks in federal income tax, corporate tax, partnership tax, and business tax—and have been active in the legislative arena, working closely with both the U.S. Congress and the California Franchise Tax Board.

E.L. Wiegand Distinguished Professor in Tax Daniel Lathrope

Select Courses

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Federal Income Taxation
  • International Business Transactions
  • Partnership Taxation

Faculty

  • Dominic Daher is an adjunct professor and expert on federal tax law and accounting issues
  • Daniel Lathrope is a leading scholar on individual, corporate, and partnership taxation
  • Joshua Rosenberg is an expert on federal income and corporate tax law and the role of human behavior and psychology in the law

Dual Degree

  • JD/Master of Business Administration
  • JD/LLM in Taxation

Certificates

  • Business Law
  • Tax Law

Representative Externships

  • Board of Equalization
  • Delanges, Mitchell & Linder LLP
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Tax Appeals Assistance Program
  • TechSoup Global 
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office, Tax Division

Student Organizations

  • Business Law Association
  • Estate Planning and Tax Society