2014/15 Georgetown Tax LLM


cpa123
Wanted to create a board for people to share information regarding admission decisions, stats, etc. for 2014.
Wanted to create a board for people to share information regarding admission decisions, stats, etc. for 2014.
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Same here. Would specifically like to know (and this applies to all Tax LLM programs), whether specific experience in taxation in required.
Thank you!
Same here. Would specifically like to know (and this applies to all Tax LLM programs), whether specific experience in taxation in required.
Thank you!
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cpa123
I know that they do consider all around experience (tax work, VITA, etc.) but no tax experience is required for admissions other than the basic tax class required for enrollment.
I know that they do consider all around experience (tax work, VITA, etc.) but no tax experience is required for admissions other than the basic tax class required for enrollment.
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Amelia
Hi,

Some Schools mention that they are looking for applicants with prior experience in the relevant field i.e. tax. There are also a few Schools which do not require such exp.

I am applying to MC Law. Is there a word limit for the Statement of Purpose. I searched on the School site but did not see any specific requirement.

Thanks.
Hi,

Some Schools mention that they are looking for applicants with prior experience in the relevant field i.e. tax. There are also a few Schools which do not require such exp.

I am applying to MC Law. Is there a word limit for the Statement of Purpose. I searched on the School site but did not see any specific requirement.

Thanks.
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cpa123
Have any domestic tax llm applicants heard anything about their admission? If so, when did you apply and when was your application completed?
Have any domestic tax llm applicants heard anything about their admission? If so, when did you apply and when was your application completed?
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Go4Tax
Received my acceptance email today.

Applied 10/1
Completed 10/10
Under Review 12/4
Decision 12/5

Hope that's helpful.
Received my acceptance email today.

Applied 10/1
Completed 10/10
Under Review 12/4
Decision 12/5

Hope that's helpful.
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mfrop
Also received acceptance email today.

Applied 11/7
Also received acceptance email today.

Applied 11/7

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cpa123
Received mine today as well.

Applied 10/1
Under Review 12/4
Accepted 12/5
Received mine today as well.

Applied 10/1
Under Review 12/4
Accepted 12/5
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American doing a UK law degree in a UK Tier 1.5. Previously have MBA, unimpressive GPA at a Tier 2 Undergrad.

Applied 10 Nov
Rejected 11 Dec

First one I've heard from. Is this a particularly tough program to get into, or should I expect more of the same?
American doing a UK law degree in a UK Tier 1.5. Previously have MBA, unimpressive GPA at a Tier 2 Undergrad.

Applied 10 Nov
Rejected 11 Dec

First one I've heard from. Is this a particularly tough program to get into, or should I expect more of the same?
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CSJTax
American doing a UK law degree in a UK Tier 1.5. Previously have MBA, unimpressive GPA at a Tier 2 Undergrad.

Applied 10 Nov
Rejected 11 Dec

First one I've heard from. Is this a particularly tough program to get into, or should I expect more of the same?


Hi ukstudent789,
Sorry to hear about the decision. YES, the Georgetown Tax LLM is the #2 Tax LLM program in the US and definitely is tough to get into. NYU is #1. There are many really good Tax LLM programs in the US.

The 2014 US News & World Report rankings are here:
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/03/new-2014.html

Note that the FIRST CHART is for the JD program; the SECOND CHART is for the LLM program. In both charts, the Top 5 rankings are:
#1 NYU
#2 Georgetown
#3 U of Florida
#4 Northwestern
#5 Miami

There are 12 schools listed for their LLM programs; and several more Tax LLM programs across the US that are not ranked.

The GULC rejection is not an indication of your chances at other schools (except maybe NYU) because GULC is very competitive.
<blockquote>American doing a UK law degree in a UK Tier 1.5. Previously have MBA, unimpressive GPA at a Tier 2 Undergrad.

Applied 10 Nov
Rejected 11 Dec

First one I've heard from. Is this a particularly tough program to get into, or should I expect more of the same?</blockquote>

Hi ukstudent789,
Sorry to hear about the decision. YES, the Georgetown Tax LLM is the #2 Tax LLM program in the US and definitely is tough to get into. NYU is #1. There are many really good Tax LLM programs in the US.

The 2014 US News & World Report rankings are here:
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/03/new-2014.html

Note that the FIRST CHART is for the JD program; the SECOND CHART is for the LLM program. In both charts, the Top 5 rankings are:
#1 NYU
#2 Georgetown
#3 U of Florida
#4 Northwestern
#5 Miami

There are 12 schools listed for their LLM programs; and several more Tax LLM programs across the US that are not ranked.

The GULC rejection is not an indication of your chances at other schools (except maybe NYU) because GULC is very competitive.
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CSJTax
Congratulations Go4Tax, mfrop, & cpa123 on your acceptance! Will you please share a profile with others on this board? E.g., where did you do your JD (or at least the school rank), what was your GPA, class rank, how did you do in your Tax classes, when did you get your JD, do you have any work experience and in what discipline, have you applied anywhere else, are you accepting GULC or waiting to hear from another school, etc.?

It really helps others to get an idea of who is being accepted. Doing Early Admissions definitely is the way to maximize your chances.

Again, congratulations!!
Congratulations Go4Tax, mfrop, & cpa123 on your acceptance! Will you please share a profile with others on this board? E.g., where did you do your JD (or at least the school rank), what was your GPA, class rank, how did you do in your Tax classes, when did you get your JD, do you have any work experience and in what discipline, have you applied anywhere else, are you accepting GULC or waiting to hear from another school, etc.?

It really helps others to get an idea of who is being accepted. Doing Early Admissions definitely is the way to maximize your chances.

Again, congratulations!!
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CSJTax
I just found out that Georgetown has a NEW Executive LLM in Tax! It begins in Fall 2014 and can be completed entirely through distance learning. Students "sit in" remotely on the identical classes that in-person students take.

Here is a link:
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/graduate-programs/online-programs/executive-llm-taxation.cfm

I've heard that when Georgetown creates a new Certificate program, they are more liberal with their admissions into the new program--they want to fill up the seats and show that it is successful. They may be the same way with the Executive LLM.

They have extended the application deadline to June 30, 2014 for the Executive LLM in Taxation.

Here is a link to the Application Deadline page:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/graduate-admissions/llm-degree-programs/application-deadlines/index.cfm

Good luck to everyone who is trying to get into the Georgetown Tax LLM program.
I just found out that Georgetown has a NEW Executive LLM in Tax! It begins in Fall 2014 and can be completed entirely through distance learning. Students "sit in" remotely on the identical classes that in-person students take.

Here is a link:
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/graduate-programs/online-programs/executive-llm-taxation.cfm

I've heard that when Georgetown creates a new Certificate program, they are more liberal with their admissions into the new program--they want to fill up the seats and show that it is successful. They may be the same way with the Executive LLM.

They have extended the application deadline to June 30, 2014 for the Executive LLM in Taxation.

Here is a link to the Application Deadline page:

http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/graduate-admissions/llm-degree-programs/application-deadlines/index.cfm

Good luck to everyone who is trying to get into the Georgetown Tax LLM program.
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Same here. Would specifically like to know (and this applies to all Tax LLM programs), whether specific experience in taxation in required.
Thank you!


Hi, I got admitted to Georgetown and NYU for Tax though I have no tax-specific work experience. The research work that I had done in tax during my undergraduate programme however, must have boosted my application.

So, its important that you show some knowledge of/ interest in the subject, if you're lacking in work experience. Hope that helps.
<blockquote>Same here. Would specifically like to know (and this applies to all Tax LLM programs), whether specific experience in taxation in required.
Thank you! </blockquote>

Hi, I got admitted to Georgetown and NYU for Tax though I have no tax-specific work experience. The research work that I had done in tax during my undergraduate programme however, must have boosted my application.

So, its important that you show some knowledge of/ interest in the subject, if you're lacking in work experience. Hope that helps.



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