Registration for Advanced Tax Courses

JD enrollment in advanced tax courses is by permission only. Advanced tax courses for which permission is required will be identified on BANNER.

Request for Permission Forms

Permission forms for each advanced tax course are available at Graduate and International Programs (Warren Hall 207).


  1. Register for an alternate course schedule
    JD students are not guaranteed admission to advanced tax courses, so during the pre-registration process, please register for courses you would like to take if you do not receive a permission slip for the advanced tax course.
  2. Submit a Request for Permission form to Graduate and International Programs
    Please submit to Graduate and International Programs (Warren Hall 207) a completed request form for each of the advanced tax classes you are interested in. Be sure to provide all requested information, including the grades you received in the prerequisite courses listed for each course.

Please Note: Tax I is a prerequisite for all advanced tax courses.

Before requesting an advanced tax course, please read the course description carefully and be sure you will have satisfied all prerequisites. Your request will not be considered if you have not taken the course prerequisites. JD students may not take a prerequisite course concurrently with the desired advanced tax course.

Notice of Approval, Adding Advanced Tax Course to Your Schedule

You will be notified by email if you are approved to register for an advanced tax class. You must pick up your signed permission form(s) from Graduate and International Programs. You must then submit your permission form to the Office of the Law School Registrar to adjust your schedule.

JD Enrollment in Advanced Tax Courses

  • New and returning LLM students have priority enrollment in all advanced tax courses.
  • JD students who have satisfied the course prerequisites are admitted to advanced tax courses in the order of their graduation date. JD students should note that students accepted to the LLM in Taxation program have priority as well.
  • Applicants to advanced tax courses are primarily screened for prerequisites and a demonstrated likelihood of success in advanced tax courses by achieving a grade of "B" or higher in Tax I, other advanced tax courses, and related courses.

Advance Standing Credit toward LLM in Taxation

USD law students are eligible to apply up to 12 of the 24 required credits of USD advanced tax courses (excludes Tax I) taken as a JD student to the LLM in Taxation degree.

Academic Advising

If you have not done so already, please visit Graduate and International Programs to learn more about the remarkable opportunity to take 24 LLM in Taxation credits for the price of 12 credits, and receive an LLM in Taxation in just one additional semester. Academic advising is available through our office for all JD students interested in pursuing this option.

If you have any questions about the registration process for advanced tax courses, please contact Jacqueline Eggert, Assistant Director, via email at, or by phone at (619) 260-4596.


Law School Registrar
Warren Hall, Room 202
Phone: (619) 260-4526
Fax: (619) 260-5961


M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Registration Days and During Exams
M - Th: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
M - F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.