Concentrations: Tax Law

Oregon Law allows students to obtain a Tax Law Concentration in addition to pursuing their degree or chosen program. This skills-based curriculum provides students with a thorough comprehension of tax law as it relates to business, property, and other areas, giving students the professional advantage they need to confidently enter the workforce practice-ready. Upon completing this program, students will understand how tax law impacts industries and individuals, and will be able to effectively apply their knowledge of tax policy to a variety of situations.


To complete the requirements of the concentration, a student must satisfactorily complete the following courses:

  • Federal Tax I
  • Federal Tax II
  • Tax Policy

A successful candidate will also satisfactorily complete two of the following courses:

  • Accounting for Lawyers
  • Business Planning
  • Estate and Gift Tax
  • Estate Planning
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • State and Local Tax
  • Sustainable Tax and Business Practices
  • Tax Planning and Drafting

In addition to completing the curriculum referenced above, a student must satisfactorily complete an academic research paper of high professional quality concerning the law of taxation. Advance approval of the topic is required.

A full list of requirements and procedures is available to current students in MyLaw. The information contained on this page is only a summary of the academic requirements.

For specific course requirements for individual concentrations, please go to “Forms” under the Registrar’s tab in MyLaw.