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Taxation law

One of the world’s most respected and established tax law programs

Prepare for work in the fields of private taxation practice, tax practice in commerce and industry, tax administration and tax policy analysis.

What is taxation law?

Taxation law concerns the legal, ethical and policy issues affecting the design of, compliance with, and administration of, taxation systems. This includes:

  • the legal issues arising from the design and implementation of the direct and indirect tax base
  • tax policy and analysis
  • indirect taxation
  • corporate and group taxation
  • personal and family taxation
  • international and comparative taxation
  • tax administration.

Postgraduate study in taxation law is suitable for judges, magistrates and solicitors as well as non-legal professionals such as accountants, auditors, chief financial officers, economists, financial analysts, public administrators and tax professionals.

Why study taxation law with us?

  • Complete the specialist qualification, the Master of Taxation, designed to meet the needs of those in the Australian tax profession, whether as lawyers, accountants, public administrators or academics, who wish to build on their experience and attain a high level of specialist tax expertise. Alternatively, study our Master of Laws (LLM) and select units of study in taxation.
  • Benefit from the expertise of our prominent and dedicated Ross Parsons Centre.
  • Join Australia’s largest and most specialised coursework programs in law, with 80 percent of units offered on an intensive basis.
  • Explore the latest developments within the practice and profession of law. Domestic practitioners and international visitors teach 60 percent of the program.
  • Acquire a postgraduate qualification from one of the world’s foremost law schools – ranked 13th in the world in the discipline of law by the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017.
  • Credit your units towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

Who will you learn from?

Professor Michael Dirkis

Professor Michael Dirkis

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Michael Jeffreys

Michael Jeffreys
Master of Laws (LLM)
"Eminent lecturers provide a perspective (and an approach to critical legal thinking) which is almost impossible to replicate through other means. It is my firm belief that this cannot help but result in personal and career advancement for participating students.”
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