THE GRADUATE TAX PROGRAM AT NEW YORK LAW SCHOOL
Classes for Fall 2012 will start on Monday, August 27, 2012.
REGISTRATION UPDATE FOR FALL 2012
EXTENDED REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR FALL 2012:
AUGUST 15, 2012
ARE ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE GRADUATE TAX PROGRAM MICROSITE
A FURTHER UPDATE ON TAX 404
GRADUATE TAX RESEARCH AND WRITING SEMINAR
In 2012-2013, we will be offering TAX 404 in the fall as well as in the spring. The tax
research training component of the course will be taught on an intensive basis over two
weekends at the beginning of each semester. Thereafter students will be meeting with
Professor Thomas in individual tutorials.
The tax training schedules will be as follows:
Fall 2012 TAX 404 meets on Friday, September 21, Sunday, September 23, Friday,
September 28, and Sunday, September 30 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Spring 2013 TAX 404 meets on Friday, January 25, Saturday, January 26, Friday,
February 1 and Saturday, February 2 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
New class times for TAX 110 and EST 100 this fall.
TAX 110 Federal Income Tax: Corporate - Professor Alan Appel (NYLS 1976) will
be teaching TAX 110 this fall. The course will meet on Monday and Wednesday at
9:00 am. (Please note that the Spring 2013 section of this course meets on Monday and
Wednesday at 6:00 pm.)
EST 100 Estate Planning - Professor Bridget Crawford from Pace will be teaching EST
100 Estate Planning this fall. It will meet on Tuesday at 9:00 am. Professor Crawford
taught TAX 111 at NYLS this summer and has taught EST 100 at NYLS several times
before to rave reviews.
New professors in fall 2012
Ian L. Levin, Esq., will be joining our adjunct tax faculty to teach the LEL 180
Employee Benefits Law course this fall on Thursday at 6:00 pm. Professor Levin is a
partner in the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Department of Willkie
Farr & Gallagher LLP in New York. His practice there includes executive compensation
and employee benefits issues in corporate transactions as well as negotiating employment
agreements, designing employee benefit arrangements of all kinds and advising on the
fiduciary and plan asset requirements of ERISA. He has been a frequent guest lecturer in
Terry McKay, Esq., is also joining our adjunct tax faculty this fall. He will be teaching
TAX 402 Taxation of Property Transactions: Basic Issues on Monday at 7:50 pm in Fall
2012. In spring 2013, he will be co-teaching TAX 415 Federal Income Taxation of
Banks and Financial Institutions with Berwin Cohen on Wednesday at 7:50 pm.
Professor McKay is Head of Global Financial Solutions Group and a Managing Director
at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ. During his career he has worked in a public
accounting firm, in-house doing international tax planning at BMW and in structured
Luis Rodriguez. Esq. (NYLS 1999 and LL.M in Taxation 2010) will be teaching
TAX 401 Problems of Timing on Wednesday at 7:50 pm. Professor Rodriguez
co-taught TAX 420 Taxation of Financial Instruments in Spring 2012.
Daniel A. Rosen, Esq., joins our adjunct tax faculty to co-teach the TAX 565 Tax
Litigation Seminar –Civil this fall on Tuesday at 7:50 pm. Professor Rosen is a Special
Trial Attorney in the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel, Manhattan. He
is responsible for litigating large, complex cases before the U.S Tax Court and also works
closely with the Department of Justice Tax Division. He recently received the National
Litigation Team Award and has also received the Commissioner’s Award. He will be co-
teaching with Professor John Barrie, a tax partner at Bryan Cave Professor Barrie taught
this seminar in fall 2011. Their tax litigation seminar will provide a unique opportunity
to examine tax controversies and tax litigation from the perspectives of both the taxpayer
and the IRS.
CAPSTONE SEMINARS FOR 2012 - 2013
TAX 520 Advanced Wealth Transfer Planning with Professor Michaels.
TAX 510 Corporate Tax Planning Seminar with Professor Gary Mandel.
TAX 565 Tax Litigation Seminar – Civil with Professors John Barrie
and Daniel Rosen
TAX 510 Corporate Tax Planning Seminar with Professor John Barrie.
TAX 540 Seminar on Tax Planning for Family Businesses with Professor Michaels.
TAX 550 International Tax Planning Seminar with Professor Alan Appel.
TAX 560 Tax Litigation Seminar – Criminal Enforcement (TBA)
TAX 500 Tax Policy Seminar (TBA & schedule TBA)
The Registration Deadline for Fall 2012 is Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
HOW TO REGISTER
All Graduate Tax students must register through the Graduate Tax Program office.
Step 1 - Email your registration request forms to your faculty advisor and make an
appointment to discuss your plan of study with your faculty advisor.
Step 2 - Meet with your faculty advisor.
Step 3 – After your meeting with your faculty advisor, email your approved registration
forms to Katrice Ayarza. Ms. Ayarza will complete the registration process for you.
Graduate Tax Program students cannot register through the on-line JD registration system
at NYLS. Graduate Tax Program students must register through the Graduate Tax
Step 4 - During the first week of classes in each semester, you may attend any class for
which you have the necessary prerequisite courses and you will have an opportunity to
change your registration at that time if you wish to do so.
The Updated Course Schedule for 2012-2013 are attached to this email. It will also
be posted on the Graduate Tax Program microsite. The microsite is reached
through the NYLS portal using the Academics tab. It is listed under Centers and
Course descriptions are also available online at the LL.M in Taxation webpage and
the Graduate Tax Program microsite.
QUESTIONS ABOUT REGISTRATION PROCESS, BILLING, CLE, OR
OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES?
CONTACT GRADUATE TAX PROGRAM COORDINATOR
KATRICE AYARZA AT (212) 431-2305