LL.M. In Taxation - University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law


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Eligibility for the LL.M. Program

Admission to the LL.M. (in Taxation) and LL.M. (General, with Estate Planning Emphasis) are normally limited to applicants who have attained the juris doctor or equivalent degree from a law school approved by the Association of American Law Schools or the American Bar Association and who have a law school grade point average of at least 2.70 on a 4.0 scale. These eligibility requirements may be waived by the School of Law Graduate Studies Committee in appropriate cases.

Admissions Process

An LL.M. admission application, application fee and official law school and undergraduate transcripts must be submitted for admission. There is no formal application deadline, but early submission of application is recommended.

Non-Degree Candidates

Post-J.D. study may be undertaken on a non-LL.M. basis. An applicant who wishes to obtain an LL.M. degree but who does not have the required grade-point average may be permitted to enroll as a non-degree candidate and may be considered for admission later to the degree program on the basis of performance in courses taken as such non-degree candidate.

LL.M. Degree Requirements

1. Completion of 24 credit hours, 18 of which must be taken from the list of required and elective courses provided for each program.
2. A cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.7. (See Administrative Rules and Regulations, Examinations and Grades section that follows.)
3. Completion of all required courses (see "Required Courses" for each program below).
4. Enrollment in a minimum of four credit hours each semester.
5. Successful completion of all coursework within three years from the beginning of the course of studies leading toward the degree.

Upon enrollment in the graduate program, a student is assigned a faculty adviser. In consultation with the adviser, the student develops a plan of study that meets the requirements for the degree in the program area selected. The adviser must approve enrollment in all courses.

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