Online Master of Laws (Tax LLM): Career Outlook

Go head to head with any tax lawyer in the country.

Go head to head with any tax lawyer in the country.

At Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, our first priority is ensuring you’re practice-ready. Our online Master of Laws (Tax LLM) is no exception.

You’ll get a rigorous education from the nation’s No. 3 Online Graduate Tax Law Program, based on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings, and be ready to make a difference from your first day on the job. That’s why our graduates are sought after by law firms, the Big 4 accounting firms and taxing authorities across the U.S.

  • 90% of Graduate Tax Program students are employed in tax law–related positions within 9 months of graduation
  • $196,000 average annual income for the top 10% of tax attorneys1
  • Tax Lawyer ranked the No. 4 top-paying law career for 20192
  • 8% career growth projected from 2016 to 2026 for lawyers overall3

Stand out from your colleagues by combining a deep understanding of the Internal Revenue Code with creative problem-solving, electronic tax research expertise and more. Along the way, you’ll be supported by Loyola Law’s incredible, diverse and influential network of alumni and faculty.

You’ll graduate ready to apply your expertise across public, private and nonprofit sectors and a variety of career paths.

“I know pursuing an LLM in Tax from Loyola Law School has made me a more competitive applicant and helped me get my new job. I am a better tax attorney because I have the legal knowledge to help my clients with a variety of tax matters.”

– Jacqueline Burbank, Associate Attorney, Venable LLP

Career Spotlight



As Chief Tax Director, you’d be your company’s lead executive in charge of overseeing all tax filings and ensuring federal and regional government compliance. You could lead a team of tax accountants, planners, officers and auditors in keeping your organization up to date on all current tax regulations and maintaining compliance.4



As an Associate Tax Attorney, you’d employ your knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code to advise your company, clients or individuals on the tax code, ensuring they save money and benefit from tax credits. You’d also conduct research on tax law and document your work with memos, opinions and briefs.5



As a litigator with the Internal Revenue Service, you would join one of the nation’s preeminent employers of tax attorneys, specializing in a single division of the Office of the Chief Counsel in areas like criminal tax, health care, income tax, pass-throughs, special industries and more.6

Additional roles include:

  • Accounting Firm Tax Consultant
  • Department of Justice Tax Lawyer
  • Department of Treasury Tax Lawyer
  • Tax Legal Advisor
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer
  • Tax Court Clerk

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Program Outcomes

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

  • Structure business transactions and operations to minimize taxes and maximize operating efficiency
  • Draft sophisticated, persuasive tax arguments and legal opinions
  • Interpret and analyze complex tax provisions as well as draft and critique tax policy positions
  • Navigate the many gray areas of the Internal Revenue Code and the opportunities and pitfalls they create for taxpayers
  • Present your insights and recommendations to clients using concise written and oral communications

Career Support

At Loyola Law School, our commitment to you doesn’t end at graduation. We’re dedicated to helping you reach your full potential in the marketplace.

  • Student-Focused Faculty

    From providing career advice to making employer introductions, our faculty make a lifelong investment in your success.

  • Powerful Alumni Network

    Centered in Los Angeles, we have one of the largest, strongest and most diverse tax law alumni networks in the nation.

  • Symplicity System

    Log in to Symplicity, our one-stop online shop for exclusive job postings, employer profiles, career surveys and more.

  • Personalized Career Guidance

    Receive custom-tailored career advice, from help refining your résumé to finding new opportunities.


1Payscale (n.d.). Tax Attorney Salary. Retrieved on June 21, 2019, from

2Crush the LSAT (2019, June 23). 2019 Lawyer Salaries for Top 10 Law Careers (Surprising). Retrieved on June 23, 2019, from

3U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019, April 12). Lawyers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved on June 23, 2019, from (2019, May 31). Chief Tax Officer Salary. Retrieved on June 21, 2019, from

5Glassdoor (n.d.). Associate Tax Attorney Salary. Retrieved on June 21, 2019, from,22.htm.

6Glassdoor (n.d.). IRS Attorney Salaries. Retrieved on June 21, 2019, from,12.htm.

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