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LL.M in tax or Bankruptcy

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:46 pm

LL.M in taxation from UF (-25k) or take a job representing creditors in bankruptcy proceedings (60k annually)?

Currently top 1/4 at a lower T1 (40-50). I do like tax and my coursework reflects this, but I'm open to other areas of law. I REALLY want to work for the federal government as a career, dream to be a AUSA one day. Crappy Political Sciences BA degree doesn't help me with the tax thing.

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Re: LL.M in tax or Bankruptcy

Postby patrickd139 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:15 am

Take the job.

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Re: LL.M in tax or Bankruptcy

Postby sparty99 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:56 am

patrickd139 wrote:Take the job.


You better take that $60k

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Re: LL.M in tax or Bankruptcy

Postby hephaestus » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:35 pm

patrickd139 wrote:Take the job.

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Re: LL.M in tax or Bankruptcy

Postby Danger Zone » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:46 pm

ImNoScar wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:Take the job.

And it's not even close.

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Re: LL.M in tax or Bankruptcy

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:19 am

Danger Zone wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:Take the job.

And it's not even close.


Really? I think its kind of close. I was actually leaning toward the LL.M.

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Re: LL.M in tax or Bankruptcy

Postby hephaestus » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:36 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:Take the job.

And it's not even close.


Really? I think its kind of close. I was actually leaning toward the LL.M.

Even NYUs tax program doesn't get everyone a job. It's understandable you're interested in a particular practice area but there's a good chance you'll look back a year from now and wish you took the job. In this market go for the secure option.

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Re: LL.M in tax or Bankruptcy

Postby badaboom61 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:45 am

A tax LLM program will always be there for you as an option. You can't say the same thing about a decent job.

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Re: LL.M in tax or Bankruptcy

Postby Pokemon » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Danger Zone wrote:
ImNoScar wrote:
patrickd139 wrote:Take the job.

And it's not even close.


Really? I think its kind of close. I was actually leaning toward the LL.M.



It is a good thing you asked then. Pat yourself in the back TLS, we saved this young man's life.

Ps: why you want to do tax llm, if you want to work for fed gov ausa?

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Re: LL.M in tax or Bankruptcy

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:52 pm

I thought the LL.M would help me get a government gig. I was under the impression bankruptcy was shitlaw and assumed I wouldn't have good exit opportunities to get a federal job.

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Re: LL.M in tax or Bankruptcy

Postby badaboom61 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I thought the LL.M would help me get a government gig. I was under the impression bankruptcy was shitlaw and assumed I wouldn't have good exit opportunities to get a federal job.


Bankruptcy isn't shitlaw per say, although there are plenty of shitlaw bankruptcy shops. Same is true of tax. You might be more likely to get a federal job with a tax LLM than doing bankruptcy, but chances are if you're not already biglaw competitive the federal government isn't going to hire you anyway. A tax LLM generally doesn't make you competitive for federal jobs if you weren't there already.



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