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gglr24
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Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby gglr24 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:10 pm

Does anyone know:

(1) information on admissions into Gtown or NYU LLM?
-stats: top 5%, T45, A in tax.

(2) approximate employment statistics coming out of Gtown or NYU LLM?
-are any of the other programs, including Florida, comparable to these two?

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby nealric » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:49 pm

I'm a joint JD/LLM at GULC

1. Your chances at admission are essentially 100% at NYU or GULC.

2. Employment statistics for tax are frankly hard to come by. Don't go into the program expecting recruitment like GULC JD hiring. The IRS is hiring a little bit, Big 4 accounting is hiring a little bit, but firms aren't hiring at all at the moment. NYU is generally your best bet for employment, followed by GULC, followed by Florida.

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:54 pm

Although not necessarily comparable to NYU / GULC, NU has a very good tax LLM program.

I think that your grades are probably fine for admission purposes. Having spoken with both GULC and NU about admission into their gradaute tax programs, I have learned that in addition to law school grades, decisiosns are largely driven by experience prior to attending law school or experience b/w law school and entering into the LLM program.

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:56 pm

gglr24 wrote:Does anyone know:

(1) information on admissions into Gtown or NYU LLM?
-stats: top 5%, T45, A in tax.


(2) approximate employment statistics coming out of Gtown or NYU LLM?
-are any of the other programs, including Florida, comparable to these two?


Are you being deferred a year? I am suprised with your numbers that you don't have a job already lined up (even in this market)!

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby gglr24 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:10 pm

chadwick218 wrote:
Are you being deferred a year? I am suprised with your numbers that you don't have a job already lined up (even in this market)!


I am a 2L. I do have a job lined up for this coming summer, but this particular firm has told me that they will not likely have any tax openings. Note: I summered with them for 1L as well, so don't think that I asked them that during interviews, haha. I didn't receive any other offers during 2L OCI.

nealric wrote:
2. Employment statistics for tax are frankly hard to come by. Don't go into the program expecting recruitment like GULC JD hiring. The IRS is hiring a little bit, Big 4 accounting is hiring a little bit, but firms aren't hiring at all at the moment. NYU is generally your best bet for employment, followed by GULC, followed by Florida.


Is the hiring based on LLM class rank? I just don't want to pin myself into tax if I am gong to struggle to find a firm job coming out of this LLM.

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby nealric » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:13 pm



Is the hiring based on LLM class rank? I just don't want to pin myself into tax if I am gong to struggle to find a firm job coming out of this LLM.


It's based on a variety of factors. LLM grades, JD grades, backgrounds. Keep in mind that a large number of tax LLMs are practicing tax attorneys- so not every LLM student is actually looking for a job. Assuming you get a full time offer from your firm, I think it makes absolutely no sense to turn it down for the LLM.

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:19 pm

I'm going to bump this.

I'm testing the waters regarding a top Tax LLM program. I'm only interested in the NYU/GT/UF programs.

I'm a median student at a T25, secondary journal, note is being published, have some corporate work experience prior. Taking Federal Income Tax this semester.

Is it possible with a decent grade in FIT to get into any one of these programs?

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby lovelaw27 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a median student at a T25, secondary journal, note is being published, have some corporate work experience prior. Taking Federal Income Tax this semester.


http://www.llm-guide.com/about/Zeeble5

This person is your numbers twin and got into GULC and Florida. Good Luck.

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby goosey » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:35 pm

top 34% at t2 in nyc----A- in tax...chances at nyu?

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby lovelaw27 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:41 pm

goosey wrote:top 34% at t2 in nyc----A- in tax...chances at nyu?


I saw someone with very similar stats as you that got into GULC.

http://www.llm-guide.com/about/redrobbins

NYU's website says most of the students accepted are in the top 25% of their JD class. I think you need to move into top 25% to have much of a shot.

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby taxguy523 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:48 pm

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby somewhatwayward » Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:46 pm

taxguy523 wrote:blah blah


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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby XM3045 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 2:38 pm

Yeah you would get into NYU's program, but why go? Big law chances are very very low through the GULC/NYU tax interview program. Most LLM people (that actually find employment) end up going Big 4. It sounds like you could just try to make the jump to Big 4 now and avoid wasting a year of your life and 50k.

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:30 pm

what's my shot at NYU applying w median gpa at CCN? no WE

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby thegrayman » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:42 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what's my shot at NYU applying w median gpa at CCN? no WE


NYU has a joint-degree program where you can get your LLM in only an extra semester, not sure if you're a 2L or 3L, but something to consider. My understanding from going to the information session was that they try to let as many NYU JD's into the program as they can.

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:what's my shot at NYU applying w median gpa at CCN? no WE


okay, how about at CC!

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby trojanfan06 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:56 am

Would it be possible to get admitted at ~median at dcng? What if I can't take tax until 3L spring, would that be an issue?

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:52 pm

What about the environmental law llm at NYU? Are admissions standards the same (as the website suggests) for all LLM degrees at NYU?

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby LawIdiot86 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:08 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What about the environmental law llm at NYU? Are admissions standards the same (as the website suggests) for all LLM degrees at NYU?


Where's the graphic?

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby 20130312 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 2:16 pm

LawIdiot86 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What about the environmental law llm at NYU? Are admissions standards the same (as the website suggests) for all LLM degrees at NYU?


Where's the graphic?

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Re: Gtown/NYU LLM

Postby taxguy523 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:55 pm

XM3045 wrote:Yeah you would get into NYU's program, but why go? Big law chances are very very low through the GULC/NYU tax interview program. Most LLM people (that actually find employment) end up going Big 4. It sounds like you could just try to make the jump to Big 4 now and avoid wasting a year of your life and 50k.


Thank you. I hope you are right. It's really for my own personal reasons. I don't aim to do Big law but I do want to develop an even deeper understanding of tax law. I love learning and believe the broader the base of tax knowledge I can obtain (hence why I'm going for the CPA when I'm not required to by my firm), the better service I can ultimately provide to existing and future clients.




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