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Learning Outcomes for the J.D. Program

Students who successfully complete the J.D. program will be proficient in their ability to:

1.    Explain substantive and procedural law, including legal theory and context.  
2.    Apply law to factual contexts, for the purpose of solving hypothetical or real client problems and other legal problems.
3.    Research the law.
4.    Communicate orally and in writing regarding legal matters.
5.    Exercise professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and within the legal system.  

Learning Outcomes for LL.M. in Tax and M.S. in Tax

Students who successfully complete the LL.M. in Tax program or M.S. in Tax program will be proficient in their ability to:

1.    Explain federal tax law, including tax policies and principles.
2.    Apply federal tax statutes and regulations, along with related cases and IRS rulings, to factual contexts to arrive at conclusions and solutions to problems.
3.    Research federal tax law.
4.    Communicate, both orally and in writing, tax research and analysis to clients, co-workers, and the wider community of tax professionals.

Learning Outcomes for Certificate in Estate Planning  

Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Estate Planning program will be proficient in their ability to:

1.   Explain the law (primarily federal tax law) pertaining to estate planning.
2.   Apply statutes and regulations, along with related cases and IRS rulings, to factual contexts involving estate planning to arrive at conclusions and solutions to problems, which include developing strategies for minimizing tax liability.

 

LOTUS Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the U.S. Practice Track of the LOTUS program will be proficient in their ability to:

U.S. Practice Track

1.  Explain the substantive and procedural law of the United States, including legal theory and context.
2.  Identify legal issues and applicable American law in a factual context.
3.  Conduct case law and statutory research.
4.  Perform legal analysis in a common law system.
5.  Communicate effectively in English regarding legal matters.
6.  Apply American standards of professional responsibility for the legal profession.

Students who successfully complete the Elective Concentration Track of the LOTUS program will be proficient in their ability to:

Elective Concentration Track

1.  Explain the substantive and procedural law in the field selected by the candidate.
2.  Communicate effectively in English regarding the law in the chosen field through scholarly writing.