Temple Law’s Estate Planning Certificate Program and Employee Benefits Certificate Program are designed for attorneys who see the benefits of additional training in these areas but do not wish to pursue the LL.M. degree at this time.

Estate Planning Certificate

The Estate Planning Certificate Program exposes students to sophisticated federal estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax issues, as well as the federal income taxation of trusts and estates.

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Employee Benefits Certificate

The Employee Benefits Certificate program exposes students to the sophisticated federal laws which govern the provision of employee benefits.

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Admissions Information

Admission to the Estate Planning Certificate Program is based on the same criteria applicable to LL.M. degree candidates.

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a basic tax income course In law school or demonstrated comparable work experience. An applicant who cannot meet this requirement must take the basic tax course in taxation (Taxation 600) offered in Temple’s J.D. program in the student’s first term of enrollment. Credits earned in meeting this prerequisite will not be applied toward the LL.M. degree.

Application Procedure

Step 1: Apply Online

Estate Planning Certificate Application

Employee Benefits Certificate Application

Step 2: Submit Required Documents

In addition to completing the online application, all candidates seeking admission to a graduate certificate program must submit the following:

A carefully worded personal statement must be provided. This statement should include any additional information you think might be helpful to the Admissions Committee concerning your personal history, professional interests, and abilities. The committee wants to know you as a person and as a professional.

Your law school should send a sealed transcript to our office. Sealed transcripts sent by the student with an application are also accepted. Opened transcripts or student copies will not be accepted.

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