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  • Locations: Saas-Fee, Switzerland; Vaduz, Liechtenstein; Zurich, Switzerland
  • Program Terms: Spring - Short Term
  • Restrictions: SU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Open to Visiting Students: No
Program Description:
LAW 798 International Tax Law (2 credits):
The Evolving Role of International Tax, Transparency, and Tax Equalization
Spring 2019: Two weekend lectures (dates TBD, streamed online for students off campus), plus travel to Europe for 10 days over spring break.

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What You Need to Know
Eligibility and Requirements

Tentative Itinerary
Application, Selection & Payment Procedures

What You Need to Know

Travel to Switzerland and Liechtenstein over spring break to gain exposure to the foundational principles of international tax law and develop an understanding of (i) an overview of the Civil Law system and identification of the differences between the Civil Law and Common Law systems of jurisprudence; (ii) International tax law, tax competition, and the practice of international tax law in Civil Law and Common Law jurisdictions; (iii) concepts of business and tax advising relative to transfer pricing, Base Erosion & Profiting Shifting (BEPS), measuring risk and intangibles, and related topics; and (iv) common reporting standards under the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD); the application of various tax regimes; information reporting standards, monitoring, enforcement and related issues.
Class size is limited to 30 students. Students who enroll in this course must participate in both the Syracuse and European portions of the program.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • For Syracuse University College of Law students: Any second- and third-year J.D. law student in good academic standing. Any LL.M. student in good academic standing.
  • For graduate-level Syracuse University student: Any student, subject to home academic department and College of Law approvals.


Craig M. Boise, Dean and Professor of Law
Dean Boise is the 14th dean of Syracuse University College of Law. His scholarship has focused on U.S. corporate and international tax policy and offshore financial centers, and has been published in the Texas International Law Journal, the George Mason Law Review, and the Minnesota Law Review, among others. He has taught International Tax, Corporate Tax, International Tax Policy and Federal Income Taxation. Before beginning his academic career, Dean Boise practiced law for over eight years at law firms including Cleary Gottlieb, Akin Gump, and Thompson Hine.

Marnin J. Michaels L’96, Partner, Baker Mackenzie
Marnin focuses his practice on international estate planning and taxation of trusts for families with connections in the U.S. He counsels clients on U.S. withholding tax and qualified intermediary rules, as well as money laundering avoidance legislation

Tentative Itinerary

Dates for the upcoming year are March 8-March 17, 2019

The tentative itinerary for Spring Break 2019 is below:

Friday, March 8th: Depart US
Saturday, March 9th: Arrive in Zurich
Sunday, March 10th: Zurich, Switzerland
Monday, March 11th: Zurich, Switzerland
Tuesday, March 12th: Zurich, Switzerland
Wednesday, March 13th: Vaduz, Lichtenstein
Thursday, March 14th: Saas-Fee, Switzerland
Friday, March 15th: Saas-Fee, Switzerland
Saturday, March 16th: Saas-Fee, Switzerland
Sunday, March 17th: Return to US


 Summary of charges:  Tuition (2018)  Estimated Program Fee**
 SU College of Law students  $0*   $3,810
 Graduate students from other SU colleges  $3000 ($1500/credit)   $3,810

*SU College of Law students pay no additional tuition charge if they have not exceeded the credit limit for the semester.
**The estimated program fee includes round-trip transportation from Syracuse to Switzerland, accommodations, some group meals, ground transportation, facility fees and all activities and services for which a separate fee is not charged. The final fee will be set once airfare and other expenses have been confirmed. College of Law students will be able to use financial aid awards to assist in covering the cost of this program.

Personal expenses: Students should budget $50 per day for personal expenses. International students may have to apply for a visa and will be responsible for visa fees and other related expenses.

Application, Selection & Payment Procedures

A completed online application and a $70 non-refundable application fee are due to Syracuse Abroad by November 1, 2018. An admissions committee made up of Dean Boise and a Syracuse Abroad representative will review all applications. Upon acceptance, a $575 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your participation in the program. The full program fee will be posted to accepted SU students' bursar accounts in December 2018 and billed alongside Spring 2019 semester charges.


For questions on the application, please contact:
Myles Chalue, Admissions Counselor for Summer Programs (

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This program is currently not accepting applications.