Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

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Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby js2937a » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:27 pm

I'm a graduating 3L at a lower Tier 1 law school (rank in the 70s). I don't have a job yet, but I've been accepted to the Tax LLM programs at Georgetown and NYU. I was wondering if anyone had any advice picking between the schools. I am interested in tax law and would potentially like to do a tax court clerkship and then enter private practice. Sorry to ramble, but I guess my primary question is which program is better for landing a job once I complete the LLM. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as it's hard to choose between the schools.

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Re: Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby CanadianWolf » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:29 pm

Why not ask the director of each LLM program ?

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Re: Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:32 pm

Dude just get the stats from the schools. Fwiw my buddy got a cushy tax position at Pwc with a jd from Texas tech and an llm from Florida. So do average and you'll win.

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Re: Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby JohannDeMann » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:33 pm

Nyu is way better. Smaller class and way more in biglaw than accounting firms.

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Re: Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby Capitol_Idea » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:46 pm

JohannDeMann wrote:Nyu is way better. Smaller class and way more in biglaw than accounting firms.

CR. Current GULC JD student here - LLMs are generally just a way for GULC to make more money. The Tax LLM *might* be an exception to that, but I wouldn't bank on it.

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Re: Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby justonemoregame » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:22 pm

This may or may not be helpful - I think the forum, generally may be useful, though --

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/30591/1

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Re: Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby TheodoreKGB » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:31 pm

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Re: Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby Capitol_Idea » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:41 pm

TheodoreKGB wrote:
zacharus85 wrote:
JohannDeMann wrote:Nyu is way better. Smaller class and way more in biglaw than accounting firms.

CR. Current GULC JD student here - LLMs are generally just a way for GULC to make more money. The Tax LLM *might* be an exception to that, but I wouldn't bank on it.

Are you oblivious to the fact that NYU and Georgetown are considered the best Tax LLMs? (A Tax LLM being basically the only justifiable LLM.)

EDIT: zacharus, not johann


Totally unaware of reputations, I'm just speaking re: the lack of support/funding the entire LLM program, tax including, gets. If tax produces results, then word.

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Re: Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby paranoia4ya » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:09 am

fwiw, the nyu tax llm program only has about 3% of its students go into tax clerkships after graduating, and I imagine Georgetown's number is similar or marginally better due to its location. about half of the students in this program will work in a accounting firm after going through the program and the other half will be mixed between firms, govt, and misc bus.

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Re: Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby nealric » Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:34 pm

I have a GULC tax LLM.

Go to NYU unless the cost is significantly different. Both programs are good, but NYU is widely considered the best. Most people I know who did Tax Court clerkships enjoyed them, but I wouldn't consider them the be-all-end-all. If you get a biglaw offer right off the bat, you are better off taking it in my opinion.

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Re: Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby Seven-eight » Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:14 am

I am a rising 3L at the University of Florida (ranked #48 as of now) in the top 15% of my class. I am also a member of a journal (not law review) and I am currently completing a Summer Associate position with a law firm focusing on securities law that I landed through an on campus interview. So far, the only tax class that I have taken is personal income tax and I received an A-. My buddies at UF Tax LLM have all told me that I should have no problem getting into NYU, Georgetown and Florida tax. Thus, my first question is: how accurate is this statement?

Furthermore, I came straight into UF Law from UF undergrad and I am ready to get out of Gainesville (although UF Tax LLM landed my friends good jobs and is by far the cheapest top tax LLM option). Thus, should I get into both, I am between Georgetown and NYU. Although NYU is #1 and Georgetown is #2, I would prefer Georgetown, as I prefer DC's lifestyle and my long time girlfriend is moving to the DC area. However, I would find it very hard to pay full price at Georgetown, while passing on NYU. Does anyone know how generous Georgetown is with scholarships and if they are open to negotiations if you were to tell them that you got into NYU, but would prefer Georgetown if the money is right? Secondly, before I got ahead of myself with the last question, does anyone know if a person with my resume is likely to be considered for a scholarship at Georgetown tax?
Thank you in advance!

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Re: Tax LLM at NYU or Georgetown

Postby BoobGoddess » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:03 am

I know people who got an LLMs from GULC and they are total disappointments in life.

One got an LLM in securities law and he is now working in a three person operation that helps outsource American jobs overseas. He's a total loser.

The two others who got a tax LLM are all solo practicioners and they do not look like they have a lot of business. If your heart is set on tax law, I would recommend you find a cute CPA to help you out and open your own firm now. Don't put yourself through more debt!!!!




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