Loyola Law School’s New Online Tax Program to Provide Nationwide Access to its Rigorous Tax Law Training:
LMU's Loyola Law School is launching an online version of its highly ranked Graduate Tax curriculum. The new custom-built online courses will make Loyola’s distinctive approach to rigorous tax law training available to Tax LLM, Master of Tax Law and JD students nationwide beginning in August 2019.
Based on U.S. News survey data and TaxProf Blog’s ranking methodology, Loyola will immediately become the third-ranked online tax law provider in the United States.
Unlike other similarly ranked programs, which generally offer only recorded versions of live classes, Loyola’s courses will be designed specifically for online students, deploying cutting-edge technology to be as interactive, engaging and educationally effective as possible.
Loyola’s full-time tax faculty members collectively bring more than 100 years of tax law teaching experience to the project. To ensure the highest online educational and technical standards, the school has partnered with Wiley Education Services, which is underpinned by more than 200 years of experience in global education and is a leader in online higher education partnerships.
The new online curriculum will be offered to Loyola’s existing JD, Tax LLM and Master of Tax Law students. In addition, it will be made available to students who wish to earn their Tax LLM or Master of Tax Law degrees exclusively online, regardless of where in the world they live and work. Unlike any other graduate tax program, Loyola will also make the core of its online curriculum available to other U.S. law schools, allowing them to offer rigorous advanced tax instruction to their own JD students at a reasonable cost even if staffing or demand considerations have limited their ability to do so in the past.
Loyola’s rollout comes in the wake of a major restructuring of the U.S. domestic and international income tax systems and major changes in the rules governing state and local taxation.
“These are exciting times for tax law. Expertise in the field is a powerful tool,” said Professor Jennifer Kowal, Director of Loyola’s Graduate Tax Program. “Our online program will make our offerings more widely available to those who need it in their current roles – or the positions to which they aspire.”
Professor Ted Seto, Hon. Frederick J. Lower, Jr. Chair and cofounder of Loyola’s Graduate Tax Program, added: “As one of the preeminent tax law programs in the United States, we are delighted to be able to make our rigorous ‘practice-ready’ approach to tax law education available to students across the country.”