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Tax LLM or certificate?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:56 pm

I am considering doing a tax LLM or advanced professional certificate to build up my record. I am pretty decent at school and think that if I go in now I could get strong results, but have a recent period in my record that does not look as strong for personal reasons. My hope is that this will make me a better hire. Would prefer not to bankrupt myself, but if needs must. Any thoughts on feasibility, whether a program like this helps you get a job, scholarships? Thanks very much.

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Re: Tax LLM or certificate?

Postby QContinuum » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:42 pm

No, adding degrees is unlikely to help improve your job prospects. The only exception is a Tax LL.M. from NYU, Georgetown, or (possibly) Florida. Do not shell out the $ for a Tax LL.M. at your current school.

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Re: Tax LLM or certificate?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:23 pm

QContinuum wrote:No, adding degrees is unlikely to help improve your job prospects. The only exception is a Tax LL.M. from NYU, Georgetown, or (possibly) Florida. Do not shell out the $ for a Tax LL.M. at your current school (unless you're doing your J.D. at NYU/Georgetown/Florida).


OP here. Thank you. Can we say NYU and I do well there. Is this likely to help? Is this a maybe, but good chance you're just out the $ situation, or do you have to actively f up some recruiting process/have super bad luck?

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Re: Tax LLM or certificate?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:02 am

Anonymous User wrote:
QContinuum wrote:No, adding degrees is unlikely to help improve your job prospects. The only exception is a Tax LL.M. from NYU, Georgetown, or (possibly) Florida. Do not shell out the $ for a Tax LL.M. at your current school (unless you're doing your J.D. at NYU/Georgetown/Florida).


OP here. Thank you. Can we say NYU and I do well there. Is this likely to help? Is this a maybe, but good chance you're just out the $ situation, or do you have to actively f up some recruiting process/have super bad luck?


Currently in the program. About 20% of class have job offers already (1st semester). Most big4, some smaller market medium size firms at big law rates. Unless you really mess up, you can get a job. The name goes a LONG way. I had mediocre JD grades and was just hired.

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Re: Tax LLM or certificate?

Postby QContinuum » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:Currently in the program. About 20% of class have job offers already (1st semester). Most big4, some smaller market medium size firms at big law rates. Unless you really mess up, you can get a job. The name goes a LONG way. I had mediocre JD grades and was just hired.

Thanks for the insight and congrats on your offer!



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