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Estate Planning and Taxation Program

The Estate Planning and Taxation Program at LSU includes a Graduate Certificate in Estate Planning and Taxation (available to J.D. students).

The Graduate Certificate in Estate Planning and Taxation allows the Law Center to officially recognize students who have demonstrated substantial competence in the study of wills, trusts, estates, taxation, and related subject matter. It helps prepare participating students for careers in estate planning and taxation by ensuring that they take the appropriate coursework and providing exposure to applied learning experiences. It also helps prepare students who decide to pursue an advanced degree (LL.M.) in taxation or a similar field following graduation from LSU. Students who satisfy the requirements for both the Estate Planning and Taxation Certificate and the D.C.L. may earn both credentials at graduation.

Current LSU J.D. students who wish to earn the Estate Planning & Taxation Certificate must take 9 hours in foundational courses and may select among a varied list of electives, for a total of 16 academic credit hours related to estate planning and taxation. Students will also meet writing and experiential learning requirements. Full information about eligibility and requirements is linked below, as is the application to participate in the program.