UBC Law Launches LL.M. in Taxation

UBC Law Launches LL.M. in Taxation- UBC Faculty of Law at Allard Hall

UBC Law Launches LL.M. in Taxation

Beginning this November, UBC Law will be accepting applications for its newly launched Tax LL.M. Program.

Beginning this November, UBC Law will be accepting applications for its newly launched Tax LL.M. Program. It's the first program of its kind in Western Canada.

This one-year program with a part-time option provides graduates with a depth of knowledge and level of technical expertise beyond what can be acquired from a basic law degree. The curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in core areas of tax law and practice, with the opportunity to develop expertise in a specific area of interest.

The program will be directed by Professor David Duff and Associate Professor Wei Cui.

Professor Duff has taught and written in the area of tax law and policy for more than fifteen years, at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law from 1996 to 2008, and at UBC Law since 2008. He is a member and former Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation, a member of the International Fiscal Association, and an International Research Fellow of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation. Professor Duff has numerous publications on tax law and policy, is the primary author of Canada's leading casebook on Canadian income tax law, and has been cited in several Supreme Court of Canada decisions, including the Court's most recent decision on the General Anti-Avoidance Rule, Copthorne Holdings v. Canada.

Associate Professor Cui teaches and writes in the areas of international taxation, tax policy and administration, the VAT/GST, tax and development, as well as Chinese law. He has extensive practical experience with both U.S. and Chinese tax law, having worked with leading global law firms in both New York and Beijing and served at one time as Senior Tax Counsel for the China Investment Corporation. He is a current member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association.

UBC Law's Tax LL.M. program will commence in August 2014 and is open to applicants with a J.D. or LL.B. degree, tax practitioners in law or accounting, and practicing lawyers who wish to specialize in tax law.

The application deadline is January 31, 2014. Early applications, particularly for international applicants needing student visas, are strongly encouraged.

Learn more about the program and application process by visiting the Tax LL.M website.