April 27, 2020 — The LL.M. Tax program at the University of Houston Law Center has been selected as the second best in the nation by readers of Corporate Counsel magazine.
The program was cited in the education category of the April “Best of 2020” reference guide. The annual survey asks readers to vote for the best providers of services to the legal profession in a variety of areas.
“Corporate Counsel represents a broad cross-section of leaders in the legal profession so their views are especially valuable to us and to our program,” said Bret Wells, Law Foundation Professor of Law and tax specialist. “We have a strong commitment to training students on the tax skills they will need to be practice ready, and the high ranking we consistently receive from Corporate Counsel is great confirmation of that commitment.”
The Law Center’s LL.M. tax faculty includes full-time Professors Johnny Rex Buckles and Wells, both of whom brings years of academic contributions and high-level practice experience to the classroom. Paul H. Asofsky, a longtime partner and head of the Houston tax group at Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP., serves as a special advisor. Denney Wright joined the law center in 2016 as a professor of practice after 42 years of practice with Exxon Mobil Corporation. Emeritus Professor of Law William Streng, who was named the 2019 Outstanding Texas Tax Lawyer by the State Bar, continues to contribute to the program.
See Corporate Counsel guide here.