Peter A Allard School of Law

Master of Laws in Taxation

The LLM in Taxation is a flexible course-based professional master's program that provides lawyers and accountants with in-depth practical knowledge and technical expertise in tax law. 

Our specialized program builds your foundational tax law knowledge and hones your expertise in your areas of interest through a wide selection of elective courses. 

If you're ready to take the next step to advance your career, earn your LLM in Tax in 1 year through full time studies, or 2 years part-time.



Discover the required core and electives courses to earn your degree.

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Program Eligibility

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How to Apply

How to Apply

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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Taught by Experts

Engaged learning starts with learning from experienced and knowledgeable teachers. Our full-time, dedicated faculty members, combined with visiting practitioners and adjunct professors, provide you the best learning environment to reach your potential. The experience and expertise of our teachers is unmatched.

Wei Cui

Professor Wei Cui

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 has written, in both English and Chinese, on a wide range of tax policy and legal issues arising from cross-border transactions. He is a current member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association, and has held visiting professorships at the law schools of Columbia, Melbourne, and Fordham Universities.

David Duff

Professor David Duff

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 Allard 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 been a visiting scholar at the law faculties at Auckland University, McGill University, Oxford University, and the University of Sydney. He 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.

Tax Law and Policy Speaker Series

2023 Fall Speaker Series

The Tax Law and Policy Speaker Series at Allard Law is an academic, interdisciplinary forum for disseminating research on tax law and policy. In past years, the series has featured many leading scholars of tax law and policy from Canada and the rest of the world. The series is often (though not exclusively) held in conjunction with a Tax Policy seminar course offered to UBC law students. Many sessions are open to the public.

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