Samara wrote:It was suggested to me that I consider completing the Tax LLM program concurrently with the JD program because of my career interests. However, it looks like even if I do the six-semester plan I have to pay extra. (One semester's worth of tuition? I'm a little unclear.) One the one hand, what's a few thousand more. On the other hand, I don't want to waste $30k-$40k and the time and stress.
Would this be a dumb idea? How useful is the Tax LLM? Would it boost my chances at OCI? It looks like you don't take the LLM courses until 3L, but I could include my enrollment on my resume, no?
I did the JD/LLM in Tax at NU in six semesters. I don't know that it really helped all that much at OCI, but then again, I left it off of my resume when interviewing with many firms. I think that if you truly want to work in tax, it's great; if not, it can be very confusing to firms.
While I was genuinely very pleased with the classes and professors, I question whether the degree was cost justified, especially for someone who will no longer be working in tax in two weeks. PM me with any detailed questions.