2016-2017 Georgetown Tax LL.M. & Graduate Tax Scholars


TaxGuy17
Hi everyone. I recently decided to enroll in Georgetown's Tax LL.M. program for the upcoming academic year as a Graduate Tax Scholar.

Since it seems that the GTS students are going to be participating in various events together throughout the year, I thought it may be nice to figure out who everyone is and maybe get to know each other a little.

Also, if you are enrolling in Georgetown's Tax LL.M. program, regardless of whether you are a GTS or not, it would be great to find out how many of us are on this board.

I am enrolling in the program directly out of law school, and I am very excited. I think it is going to be a great experience.

I hope to hear back from some of y'all!
Hi everyone. I recently decided to enroll in Georgetown's Tax LL.M. program for the upcoming academic year as a Graduate Tax Scholar.

Since it seems that the GTS students are going to be participating in various events together throughout the year, I thought it may be nice to figure out who everyone is and maybe get to know each other a little.

Also, if you are enrolling in Georgetown's Tax LL.M. program, regardless of whether you are a GTS or not, it would be great to find out how many of us are on this board.

I am enrolling in the program directly out of law school, and I am very excited. I think it is going to be a great experience.

I hope to hear back from some of y'all!
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bokzzz
TaxGuy17,

You made a great choice, Gergetown has a great program and DC is full of opportunities. I am graduating from the UF Tax Program this summer.

By the way, to everyone:

I am selling a brand new Feb 2015 KAPLAN NY Bar Prep Full Set. Message me if interested.
TaxGuy17,

You made a great choice, Gergetown has a great program and DC is full of opportunities. I am graduating from the UF Tax Program this summer.

By the way, to everyone:

I am selling a brand new Feb 2015 KAPLAN NY Bar Prep Full Set. Message me if interested.
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rbbtax
Very nice initiative, TaxGuy17,

I´m also enrolling in the Taxation LLM program of Georgetown as a graduate tax scholar. I am a Brazilian lawyer and have been working with tax law for almost 7 years now.

Hope to see you and all of the other students this fall.

Regards,
Rubens
Very nice initiative, TaxGuy17,

I´m also enrolling in the Taxation LLM program of Georgetown as a graduate tax scholar. I am a Brazilian lawyer and have been working with tax law for almost 7 years now.

Hope to see you and all of the other students this fall.

Regards,
Rubens
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Congrats everyone!

I am also enrolling in the Graduate Tax Scholars program. I completed my JD last week at GW. We should should all get together when y'all move to DC.
Congrats everyone!

I am also enrolling in the Graduate Tax Scholars program. I completed my JD last week at GW. We should should all get together when y'all move to DC.
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TaxGuy17
Rbbtax, sorry for not responding more quickly. I was busy finishing up exams, but I graduated yesterday, so everything has calmed down a bit now (at least until bar prep starts in 9 days...).

I'm really looking forward to having a good mix of people in the program, both in regard to being from different countries and to having different amounts of work experience. Being form Brazil, I'm guessing you may have heard of this http://www.news.com.au/finance/book-explaining-brazils-tax-rules-runs-to-41000-pages/story-e6frfm1i-1226864872550

I stumbled across it about a month ago and couldn't believe that someone actually wrote a 40,000 page book about Brazilian tax law. I'm looking forward to meeting you in August.

Taxapplicant: Thanks for responding. When I spoke with Ellis on the phone, he said there were going to be 5 domestic and 4 international GTS students, and it looks like we have already found 3 of us. I definitely want to try to get together once we all make our way there.
Rbbtax, sorry for not responding more quickly. I was busy finishing up exams, but I graduated yesterday, so everything has calmed down a bit now (at least until bar prep starts in 9 days...).

I'm really looking forward to having a good mix of people in the program, both in regard to being from different countries and to having different amounts of work experience. Being form Brazil, I'm guessing you may have heard of this http://www.news.com.au/finance/book-explaining-brazils-tax-rules-runs-to-41000-pages/story-e6frfm1i-1226864872550

I stumbled across it about a month ago and couldn't believe that someone actually wrote a 40,000 page book about Brazilian tax law. I'm looking forward to meeting you in August.

Taxapplicant: Thanks for responding. When I spoke with Ellis on the phone, he said there were going to be 5 domestic and 4 international GTS students, and it looks like we have already found 3 of us. I definitely want to try to get together once we all make our way there.
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TaxLLM16
Not a tax scholar since I applied way after the deadline. But currently leaning GULC since I already live in DC. Just not sure I can justify moving to NYC for a slight prestige boost. Need to make a decision soon.
Not a tax scholar since I applied way after the deadline. But currently leaning GULC since I already live in DC. Just not sure I can justify moving to NYC for a slight prestige boost. Need to make a decision soon.
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TaxGuy17
I can definitely understand that taxllm16. Georgetown is much more convenient for you. I spoke with quite a few practitioners and they all thought that their firms didn't really distinguish between NYU and Georgetown. In New York I definitely think it matters, but if you are not going to be there, any advantage seems to be very very minimal.
I can definitely understand that taxllm16. Georgetown is much more convenient for you. I spoke with quite a few practitioners and they all thought that their firms didn't really distinguish between NYU and Georgetown. In New York I definitely think it matters, but if you are not going to be there, any advantage seems to be very very minimal.
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jpc29
TaxGuy17, I also come directly from law school in Brazil. Actually, I got my bachelors in february, 2015 and spent one year in the United States studying English and Psychology. I came back to Brazil this january and am enrolling in the Tax LLM at GULC. I am 24 years old.
For foreign lawyers, everybody says it is better to have some years of experience before applying to any LLM program, but this is not my case. I wanted to study before start working, so I am also extremely excited with this opportunity.
TaxGuy17, I also come directly from law school in Brazil. Actually, I got my bachelors in february, 2015 and spent one year in the United States studying English and Psychology. I came back to Brazil this january and am enrolling in the Tax LLM at GULC. I am 24 years old.
For foreign lawyers, everybody says it is better to have some years of experience before applying to any LLM program, but this is not my case. I wanted to study before start working, so I am also extremely excited with this opportunity.

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Graduate Tax Scholars

Each year the Law Center chooses a small number of exceptional full-time Taxation LL.M. students as Graduate Tax Scholars. Students are selected based on their demonstrated interest in tax policy and their potential to excel in tax scholarship. Scholars receive full or partial tuition awards and participate in an enrichment program with leading tax practitioners and government officials.

Graduate Tax Scholars will complete a substantial research paper on a tax-related topic, either in a seminar course or as a Graduate Independent Research. Scholarships are available to full time U.S. and foreign-trained Tax LL.M. students. Scholars may generally not accept paid employment outside of the Law Center during the academic year, although they are free to apply for academic externships.

To apply, indicate your interest in being considered for the scholarship on your LL.M. application form, and submit a supplemental essay of 500 words (max) on an issue of tax law or policy that is of interest to you. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. However, initial scholarship offers won’t be made until at least early March. The deadline for consideration was February 9, 2018.

https://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-aid/graduate-admissions/scholarships-fellowships/taxation-scholarships-and-fellowships/
Graduate Tax Scholars

Each year the Law Center chooses a small number of exceptional full-time Taxation LL.M. students as Graduate Tax Scholars. Students are selected based on their demonstrated interest in tax policy and their potential to excel in tax scholarship. Scholars receive full or partial tuition awards and participate in an enrichment program with leading tax practitioners and government officials.

Graduate Tax Scholars will complete a substantial research paper on a tax-related topic, either in a seminar course or as a Graduate Independent Research. Scholarships are available to full time U.S. and foreign-trained Tax LL.M. students. Scholars may generally not accept paid employment outside of the Law Center during the academic year, although they are free to apply for academic externships.

To apply, indicate your interest in being considered for the scholarship on your LL.M. application form, and submit a supplemental essay of 500 words (max) on an issue of tax law or policy that is of interest to you. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. However, initial scholarship offers won’t be made until at least early March. The deadline for consideration was February 9, 2018.

https://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-aid/graduate-admissions/scholarships-fellowships/taxation-scholarships-and-fellowships/
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