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NYU School of Law to Offer Online Executive LL.M. In Tax

March 5, 2008
N-314, 2007-08

New York University School of Law has created a new online executive LL.M. program in tax that will further extend the school’s global reach. The program will allow accomplished professionals from around the world to have online access to the same professors and curriculum as students in the school’s part-time Graduate Tax Program.

“We have always had the best graduate tax program in the country,” said Noël Cunningham, faculty director of the Graduate Tax Program at NYU School of Law. “Now, qualified students, regardless of where they live and work, can take the program online.”

The “E-LLM,” which will begin this fall, is virtually identical to the current part-time LL.M. program. Students will enjoy the same professors, courses, assignments and services and take the same exams. Applicants will be subject to the same admissions criteria, and then as students they will be held to the same grading standards as full-time and part-time LL.M. students. The primary difference between the part-time program and the E-LLM is that E-LLM students “attend” lectures by viewing videos via their course websites, and like the students on campus, they must meet attendance requirements.

Distance learning is a growing trend among America’s leading graduate schools. For instance, online coursework is a major component of some of Harvard Business School’s executive education programs. Duke’s and NYU’s business schools offer various MBA programs that combine residencies with online learning, and the engineering programs at Stanford and Columbia offer online masters degrees in multiple concentrations.

The E-LLM builds on a distance-learning pilot program that has been in place at NYU Law since 2004. Extremely well-received, especially by part-time students, the online courses are created by videotaping traditional graduate tax courses held at the law school, with all aspects of the classes captured, including interaction between students and professors. The NYU professors monitor and maintain the website classes, interacting with online students through discussion boards, listserves, phone calls, and sometimes, office visits.

“We serve busy working professionals, and it is often difficult for them to get to our location,” said John McCaffrey, who teaches in the Graduate Tax Program. “The technology is ready right now; we can reach out around the country and across the world.”

For more information about the E-LLM, please visit http://www.nyulawtaxllm.org.

Reporter Contacts:

Noël Cunningham
Faculty Director, Graduate Tax Program
NYU School of Law
212.998.6159
noel.cunningham@nyu.edu

John McCaffrey
Graduate Tax Program
NYU School of Law
917.941.0572
jmccaffrey@nyu.edu


About the NYU School of Law Graduate Tax Program
NYU School of Law’s Graduate Tax Program (GTP), established in 1945, is the foremost program of its kind in the nation. The program is designed to provide a firm grounding in all major areas of federal taxation as well as theoretical and policy issues. The graduate tax faculty includes several of the country’s leading academic figures in taxation as well as tax practitioners who combine an extraordinary commitment to teaching with practical knowledge accumulated over years of experience at the most sophisticated levels of tax practice. Alumni of the program hold prominent positions in tax practice, government, the judiciary, and academia. For more information regarding the Graduate Tax Program at the NYU School of Law, please visit http://www.law.nyu.edu/programs/tax.

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