Hi, I'm thinking about applying to a tax LLM program and want to know my chances at one of the top 10 schools, especially UF, NYU, San Diego, and Georgetown. I graduated with a 3.25, top 20%, from a low tier 1/high tier 2 law school. My tax grades weren't phenomenal (but neither were my tax professors) but my other grades were good to very good. My current job is in business and estate planning, which consists of lots of tax work, and I enjoy it and do well at it. So, my question is, with those factors (decent grades, professional experience), how tough would it be to get into an LLM program? Thanks for your help.
difficulty of tax LLM admissions
You are in like Flynn at UF (or USD, NW, or BU) solely based on being top 20% at a decent school. I heard UF also loves tax WE. For GT and NYU it is less clear cut. You may as well apply, but you are probably around the borderline for both. chance at GULC a little better because it is lower ranked.
Thanks for the help...I've been having trouble finding clear-cut admissions standards for any of these programs, so I wanted to feel it out before taking the plunge.
No offense to Miker030, but none of those schools will be a lay-up for anyone. UF only lets in about 75 - 90 applicants in each year to the graduate tax program. NYU lets in 350 - 450. To some degree, it will depend on the competition in the applicant pool when you apply.
No offense calllmtax, but NYU does not let 350-450 students into their graduate tax program. They let approximately that many into their "graduate program" which includes numerous LLM degrees. There are less than 100 people (probably closer to 75) in the graduate tax program.
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