Will your firm pay for a tax LLM?

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Will your firm pay for a tax LLM?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:20 am

Specifically asking about NYC V10 firms. If not, how / when do you get your tax LLM if you join their tax group?

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Re: Will your firm pay for a tax LLM?

Postby Old Gregg » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:Specifically asking about NYC V10 firms. If not, how / when do you get your tax LLM if you join their tax group?


Does the tax group require you to get an LLM? If not, why get it, then?

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Re: Will your firm pay for a tax LLM?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:26 pm

I see plenty of associates without them, so I'm guessing no. Is it possible to have a successful tax career without an LLM?

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Re: Will your firm pay for a tax LLM?

Postby Tangerine Gleam » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I see plenty of associates without them, so I'm guessing no. Is it possible to have a successful tax career without an LLM?


Yes, definitely. Most of the people I know who do tax work at big firms (and who have been very successful doing so) do not have a tax LLM.

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Re: Will your firm pay for a tax LLM?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:36 pm

Tax LLMs are -primarily- for people that cannot get a tax job.

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Re: Will your firm pay for a tax LLM?

Postby LawIdiot86 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:15 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:Tax LLMs are -primarily- for people that cannot get a tax job.

This is the rule for ALL LLMs unless you got your law degree outside the US. Anyone who can get a firm job after a 2L SA would be insane to turn it down to then pursue an LLM.

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Re: Will your firm pay for a tax LLM?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:10 pm

LawIdiot86 wrote:
Aberzombie1892 wrote:Tax LLMs are -primarily- for people that cannot get a tax job.

This is the rule for ALL LLMs unless you got your law degree outside the US. Anyone who can get a firm job after a 2L SA would be insane to turn it down to then pursue an LLM.


This is very true, although I was more curious about either pursuing part time while working / taking time off to pursue and then go back to the firm. General consensus so far seems to be this isn't necessary, though.




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