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Penn State Law students examine an array of transactions for which the tax consequences are significant, including mergers and acquisitions, international business contracts, and internal corporate and partnership restructuring. In the Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions, students can dig deeper into how tax laws affect business transactions. 

Students may earn Concentration recognition in Taxation using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

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Taxation Faculty


  • Basic Federal Income Taxation
  • Business Planning for Mergers & Acquisitions I
  • Business Planning for M&A II Seminar
  • Corporate & Partnership Tax
  • Corporate Valuation in M&A
  • Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
  • International Tax Policy 
  • Introduction to Private Wealth Planning
  • Minority Business Ownership 
  • Representing the Entrepreneur
  • Tax Policy Seminar
  • The Law of Employee Benefits
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Additional Experiential Opportunities:

*Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval reqruied: Will count towards the concentration if the work is related to the concentration.