May 9, 2018 - The University of Houston Law Center is the No. 2-ranked Tax Law LL.M. program in the country, according to Corporate Counsel's "Best of 2018" list.
"The Law Center's 35-year commitment to training tax lawyers has made an enormous contribution to this city, the state, and to the nation," said Bret Wells, the George Butler Research Professor of Law. "The ongoing success of the Tax LL.M. program is attributable to our wonderful students and to the strong partnership that exists between the Law Center, our full-time faculty and our adjunct faculty.
"Our full-time faculty or national experts in their areas of teaching and scholarship, and our adjunct faculty are leading tax practitioners in Houston and allow the Law Center to have an extremely diverse tax curriculum for our students."
The Law Center's Tax Law LL.M. program was established in 1983, and is open to both U.S. and foreign-trained attorneys. It focuses on helping students identify issues and plan solutions to tax problems, and hone the skills needed to assimilate new tax rules into their practice. The program emphasizes professional responsibility and a thorough understanding of the tax system and how it affects individual, nonprofit, commercial and financial affairs.
Tax Law faculty include professors Johnny Buckles, William Streng, Wells, Denney Wright and 16 adjuncts. The program is directed by Paul Asofsky.
"Houston offers one of the most sophisticated legal markets in the nation, and the strength of the Law Center's tax program is sustained due to the sophistication and vibrancy of the legal practice in this city," Wells said.