How are job prospects for the tax LLM? And, did you think that accounting courses/experience would have helped, or have helped you?
I got my job from 2L OCI, so I'm not the best person to ask about LLM recruting.
From what I've observed from others, the job prospects are mixed for those who came into the LLM program without any jobs lined up. Those who struggled most were those from lower ranked law schools.
The majority that I've seen end up in accounting firms, tax consulting firms, or government (mostly IRS). Those who got biglaw usually had some sort of "in"- like a foreign student who wanted to transfer from an international biglaw office to a domestic one.
I don't think an accounting background would have helped me much other than for a few specific classes. Tax accounting (obviously) and partnership tax invoke accounting principles. But for the most part, accounting experience is pretty irrelevant.