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Tax LLM student fresh from my JD program still waiting on bar results. Interviewing with accounting firms right now but obviously not heard anything yet as OCI just happened. My JD transcript/resume indicate an interest in tax, and my tax grades are pretty good (not stellar). Another class I got an A in was Bankruptcy, and it's the other area of law besides Tax I've really been interested in, but I have no BK work experience.
My question is this: If I pursue a Bankruptcy clerkship, does that put me in a weird place for future employment? Tax clerkships are obviously... hard to come by, and I can't compete with most NYU/GULC people, so not holding out hope there. I am just wondering if doing a Tax LLM > Bankruptcy clerkship will make people question what my motivations are and not want to hire me (e.g. because it might look like I moved away from being interested in tax?) Or is having that intersection of knowledge going to be viewed as useful or at the very least not make me untouchable?
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