About the program

The Taxation Law and  Policy program aims for excellence in tax excellence, research and engagement.

The Tax Faculty teach a wide range of subjects in postgraduate and undergraduate tax programs across Bachelor, Juris Doctor and Masters degree programs. Our education program is designed and taught in partnership with the profession, government and global faculty. Subjects are taught in cooperation with experienced taxation practitioners including members of leading law and accounting firms and leading members of the Bar and international tax experts. We welcome international students in the postgraduate tax program.

Research is carried out by members of the Taxation Law and Policy program with a technical, public policy and reform focus and tax faculty contribute to public debate on taxation issues. Research interests are diverse and include Australian individual and corporate income tax, comparative and international taxation and critical perspectives on tax and public finance. Much of the research work carried out by the Taxation Law and Policy program is interdisciplinary and comparative in nature. Tax faculty supervise doctoral and Masters research across a range of tax law topics, and host visiting researchers from institutions around the world.

The Taxation Law and Policy program at Melbourne Law School is pleased to host the Annual Tax Lecture, Australian branch meetings of the International Fiscal Association and occasional seminars and conferences on topical tax issues. The Taxation Law and Policy program has strong international tax connections including with New York University; the University of Virginia in the USA; Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation at the Said Business School; and the Cambridge University Law School Centre for Tax Law.