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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 restructruring. In the Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions, students can dig deeper into how tax laws affect business transactions. 

Pilot Concentration Program for the Class of 2020

The Penn State Law faculty has approved this program for current third-year J.D. students and current LL.M. students graduating Spring 2020.  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.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application - Deadline for Spring 2020 Application is January 31, 2020.  

Upon completion of the requirements, submit your academic eligibility – Concentration Completion Application

Taxation Faculty

Selected Courses:

  • Administrative Law
  • Basic Federal Income Taxation
  • Business Planning for Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Business Planning for M&A II Seminar
  • Corporate & Partnership Tax
  • Tax Policy Seminar
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates

Additional Experiential Opportunities: