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J.D. Students Can Now Earn a Master's in Tax Law at Uppsala University

JANUARY 22, 2014—The Law School's International Programs Office has announced that University of Minnesota law students now have the opportunity to earn a master's degree in international and European tax law at Sweden's Uppsala University. The program requires one semester of coursework (in English) at Uppsala, through the existing Uppsala-Minnesota exchange program, plus the completion of a final paper under the supervision of Uppsala faculty. The master's in tax law will be awarded by Uppsala University, not by the Law School. Courses successfully completed through the program will count toward the student's Law School J.D. requirements.

The Law School has enjoyed a faculty and student exchange partnership with Uppsala, Scandinavia's oldest university, for the past 30 years. Its Faculty of Law is Sweden's highest-ranked law school, with an educational model based on critical thinking, problem-solving, and small-group, peer-based learning. Each seminar, assignment, or exam centers on real or hypothetical problems, with solutions discussed and proposed by reading statutory texts along with legal cases and literature.

"I warmly welcome University of Minnesota law students to our master's program in international and European Union tax law," said Bertil Wiman (LL.M. ’83), professor of fiscal law at Uppsala. "Having taught European tax law at the University of Minnesota in the past, I am certain that the program will suit those University of Minnesota law students who would like to develop their skills in this area."

Uppsala is a city of 200,000 located 40 minutes from Stockholm. It features a 14th-century cathedral, a 16th-century castle, extensive botanical gardens, and a lively cultural scene. The Faculty of Law is located in the center of the city, in a building that dates to the 17th century.

Applications for all study-abroad programs for 2014-15, including the Uppsala LL.M., must be submitted to the International Programs Office by Feb. 3, 2014. Questions may be directed to Maren Stoddard Mack at stod0077@umn.edu.

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