November 14, 2016

Top Schools for Taxation

preLaw magazine Fall 2016 - There has perhaps never been a more exciting time to be a tax lawyer. 

That's straight from the mouth of Paul Caron, professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law and the publisher of TaxProf Blog.

Employment prospects are currently and will likely remain high, compared to other areas of law, making the specialty a fairly safe one to enter. Tax law is not subject to boons and busts like real estate, Caron said.

"There are always tax needs, and tax professionals need to meet those needs," Caron said. "It's never really a booming practice, but the upside is, it's never really a down practice area."

One hundred and nine schools offer either concentrations or certificates in taxation, but just two schools earned A grades from preLaw magazine for the breadth of their curricular offerings. Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, each offer six out of seven desired categories, from externships to student groups.

Read more in preLaw magazine.