Tell OCI interviewer about tax LLM plans?

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Tell OCI interviewer about tax LLM plans?

Postby bwade2 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:51 pm

I am just outside the range (about 5%) of the recommended class ranking for many of the positions that I am applying for. My resume is decent but not great, I'm at a lower T1 school, on LR, and am a RA for a professor. In my cover letter I am stating that my preferred practice area is tax because that is what I want to do. I am planning on getting a LLM in tax after I graduate (from NYU or Georgetown). My question is will it give me a slight advantage in tax positions by telling them I am planning on the LLM or will most interviewers not like that cause it means I will start a year later?

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Re: Tell OCI interviewer about tax LLM plans?

Postby Actus Reus » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:45 pm

Don't say this. They're recruiting for now.

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Re: Tell OCI interviewer about tax LLM plans?

Postby nealric » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:49 pm

bwade2 wrote:I am just outside the range (about 5%) of the recommended class ranking for many of the positions that I am applying for. My resume is decent but not great, I'm at a lower T1 school, on LR, and am a RA for a professor. In my cover letter I am stating that my preferred practice area is tax because that is what I want to do. I am planning on getting a LLM in tax after I graduate (from NYU or Georgetown). My question is will it give me a slight advantage in tax positions by telling them I am planning on the LLM or will most interviewers not like that cause it means I will start a year later?


No, it will not. Most law firms that value LLMs will pay for associates to do it at night.



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