Georgetown 2013


CSJTax

Hi 12anon34,

I attended the Admitted Students Open House on March 15th and many of these questions were asked. Generally, the Open House had some really good aspects and also some frustrating ones. I am a Tax LLM candidate so I was with that group througout the day. I don't know about the other LLM groups or what experience they had.

They do have a Career and Professional Development office just for Graduate students, so that's a plus. Also, they sponsor the Tax Interview Program (TIP) with NYU here in DC and that's good. They said that many of their Tax LLM graduates get jobs through that program. Also, they said that many professors help students get jobs. Nevertheless, they were similarly evasive about job placement statistics saying that we should keep in touch with the school after we graduate and let them know. They did have a panel discussion later for Tax LLM students with three recent grads--one was with a large law firm of which everyone has heard; one was with the Department of Justice Tax Division; and one was with a mid-size law firm.

Regarding on-campus housing, they did not say much. But the rumor was that 1Ls get priority, then JDs, and that they only have one or two LLM students this year in on-campus housing. It's too bad because it is a nice building. They didn't even have that building a few years ago, so I guess it's something that an urban law school has on-campus housing at all. They just need more. They did have a session at the end of the day on housing. I didn't attend because I'm local to DC and already have a place to live. That session may have been helpful to you.

During the Open House, we had a tour of the campus. The tours all were led by student volunteers. Some of the tours seem to have been led by volunteers who were really engaging. Unfortunately, our tour guide did not say a word. Wierd. Also, we were divided into Tax and non-Tax LLMs for the tour but our tour guide didn't know anything about the Tax LLM. Disappointing. But it is a nice campus. Again, for an urban school to even have a campus is nice.

Their admissions process seems very good but I think they really need to work on improving their communication regarding their value proposition.

By the way, the best part of the Open House was the Tax panel. They had a panel of full-time and part-time TAX professors along with a few recent grads. They took questions and answered them all pretty well. I am sorry you were not able to attend the Open House. I don't know that it would have given you a lot more information, but you would have been able to see the campus and talk directly to the people in charge of the different departments.

Hi 12anon34,

I attended the Admitted Students Open House on March 15th and many of these questions were asked. Generally, the Open House had some really good aspects and also some frustrating ones. I am a Tax LLM candidate so I was with that group througout the day. I don't know about the other LLM groups or what experience they had.

They do have a Career and Professional Development office just for Graduate students, so that's a plus. Also, they sponsor the Tax Interview Program (TIP) with NYU here in DC and that's good. They said that many of their Tax LLM graduates get jobs through that program. Also, they said that many professors help students get jobs. Nevertheless, they were similarly evasive about job placement statistics saying that we should keep in touch with the school after we graduate and let them know. They did have a panel discussion later for Tax LLM students with three recent grads--one was with a large law firm of which everyone has heard; one was with the Department of Justice Tax Division; and one was with a mid-size law firm.

Regarding on-campus housing, they did not say much. But the rumor was that 1Ls get priority, then JDs, and that they only have one or two LLM students this year in on-campus housing. It's too bad because it is a nice building. They didn't even have that building a few years ago, so I guess it's something that an urban law school has on-campus housing at all. They just need more. They did have a session at the end of the day on housing. I didn't attend because I'm local to DC and already have a place to live. That session may have been helpful to you.

During the Open House, we had a tour of the campus. The tours all were led by student volunteers. Some of the tours seem to have been led by volunteers who were really engaging. Unfortunately, our tour guide did not say a word. Wierd. Also, we were divided into Tax and non-Tax LLMs for the tour but our tour guide didn't know anything about the Tax LLM. Disappointing. But it is a nice campus. Again, for an urban school to even have a campus is nice.

Their admissions process seems very good but I think they really need to work on improving their communication regarding their value proposition.

By the way, the best part of the Open House was the Tax panel. They had a panel of full-time and part-time TAX professors along with a few recent grads. They took questions and answered them all pretty well. I am sorry you were not able to attend the Open House. I don't know that it would have given you a lot more information, but you would have been able to see the campus and talk directly to the people in charge of the different departments.
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GenLLM13

Waitlisted :(. oh well

Waitlisted :(. oh well
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12anon34

Thanks for writing all that, CSJ. I'm a tax student, as well, so I'm sorry I wasn't able to go. I will be in DC in a few weeks, so I plan to stop by. Arranging my visit is where I've gotten the latest brush-off.

Was there one tax career services person you thought was especially good? I'd like to make an appointment to get a general familiarity with the market and prospects, and admissions told me just to walk in. Walking in, when I'm asking for 30 minutes of someone's time, and when I only have a few hours overall to spare in D.C., isn't how I'd care to handle things.

Thanks for writing all that, CSJ. I'm a tax student, as well, so I'm sorry I wasn't able to go. I will be in DC in a few weeks, so I plan to stop by. Arranging my visit is where I've gotten the latest brush-off.

Was there one tax career services person you thought was especially good? I'd like to make an appointment to get a general familiarity with the market and prospects, and admissions told me just to walk in. Walking in, when I'm asking for 30 minutes of someone's time, and when I only have a few hours overall to spare in D.C., isn't how I'd care to handle things.
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brooks21

12anon34, I would suggest contacting the assistant director of the program (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/graduate-programs/degree-programs/taxation) or the director of the area you wish to specialize in (salt, estate, int'l,etc) and make an appointment to sit down and talk with them. I did this last year with their former director and it was extremely helpful. Hopefully your schedules will synch up.

12anon34, I would suggest contacting the assistant director of the program (http://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/academic-programs/graduate-programs/degree-programs/taxation) or the director of the area you wish to specialize in (salt, estate, int'l,etc) and make an appointment to sit down and talk with them. I did this last year with their former director and it was extremely helpful. Hopefully your schedules will synch up.
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CSJTax

Hi 12anon34,

I agree with brooks21 that contacting the Tax LLM Director will probably help you make more progress.

Also, are you an Admitted Student? If so, the Admitted Students web site says: "If you plan to be in the area, please contact our office at least one week in advance, so we can arrange a guided tour of our campus by a Student Ambassador." There also is a Virtual Tour of the campus on the Admitted Students Web Site--four videos.

They also have a Graduate Class Visit Request where graduate candidates may sit in on a graduate course. Info here: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/schedule-a-visit/graduate-class-visit-request.cfm

Since there is such a high demand in the Spring, the Graduate Class Visits are limited to admitted students.

There is a video of last year's LLM Open House--it won't be the same but it will give you a little idea about the campus and what they covered. You have to search a little for it but it is on this public page:
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/news/video/index.cfm

They also made a video of our hour-long Tax LLM Panel discussion that they said they would post to the Admitted Students web site. It was hard to find and I found it last week, but I can't find it this week.

Hi 12anon34,

I agree with brooks21 that contacting the Tax LLM Director will probably help you make more progress.

Also, are you an Admitted Student? If so, the Admitted Students web site says: "If you plan to be in the area, please contact our office at least one week in advance, so we can arrange a guided tour of our campus by a Student Ambassador." There also is a Virtual Tour of the campus on the Admitted Students Web Site--four videos.

They also have a Graduate Class Visit Request where graduate candidates may sit in on a graduate course. Info here: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/admissions-financial-aid/schedule-a-visit/graduate-class-visit-request.cfm

Since there is such a high demand in the Spring, the Graduate Class Visits are limited to admitted students.

There is a video of last year's LLM Open House--it won't be the same but it will give you a little idea about the campus and what they covered. You have to search a little for it but it is on this public page:
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/news/video/index.cfm

They also made a video of our hour-long Tax LLM Panel discussion that they said they would post to the Admitted Students web site. It was hard to find and I found it last week, but I can't find it this week.
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CSJTax

I found the Tax LLM Panel Discussion video on the Admitted Students web site.

You have to go to "Upcoming Admitted Student Events"
Scroll down to "March Open House"--click on "click here"
Follow the instructions to view the video of the "Tax Breakout Session"

It was a little slow in person so watching the video will not be a nail-biter.

I found the Tax LLM Panel Discussion video on the Admitted Students web site.

You have to go to "Upcoming Admitted Student Events"
Scroll down to "March Open House"--click on "click here"
Follow the instructions to view the video of the "Tax Breakout Session"

It was a little slow in person so watching the video will not be a nail-biter.
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For those who were waitlisted, I will decline Georgetown's offer. I decided to attend Duke.
Good luck!

For those who were waitlisted, I will decline Georgetown's offer. I decided to attend Duke.
Good luck!
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BBKing

Declined the offer. Good luck to everyone!

Declined the offer. Good luck to everyone!
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fugue

Hi all!

i'm attending Georgetown on Fall 2013. Does anyone knows if there is any group established in facebook or other where students could contact and ask recommendations for housing, courses, etc?

Many thanks!

Hi all!

i'm attending Georgetown on Fall 2013. Does anyone knows if there is any group established in facebook or other where students could contact and ask recommendations for housing, courses, etc?

Many thanks!
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CSJTax

Hi fugue,

Congratulations on your decision to attend GULC. There is a Facebook page that is By Invitation Only to join. You can request to join on the Admitted Students web site.

Hi fugue,

Congratulations on your decision to attend GULC. There is a Facebook page that is By Invitation Only to join. You can request to join on the Admitted Students web site.
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12anon34

I found the Tax LLM Panel Discussion video on the Admitted Students web site.

You have to go to "Upcoming Admitted Student Events"
Scroll down to "March Open House"--click on "click here"
Follow the instructions to view the video of the "Tax Breakout Session"

It was a little slow in person so watching the video will not be a nail-biter.


Thanks so much for finding that for me!

Boy, that assistant chief is young! In my mind, all academics are ancient, but he's about my age. I'm only just beginning my career, and he's already faculty at GULC? What have I been doing in life? lol

Fugue, ditto CSJ. You can find the link to the FB page through the admitted students site. FYSA, it's run by GULC staff, but current students have already begun posting sublets and incoming students are already asking where to live.

<blockquote>I found the Tax LLM Panel Discussion video on the Admitted Students web site.

You have to go to "Upcoming Admitted Student Events"
Scroll down to "March Open House"--click on "click here"
Follow the instructions to view the video of the "Tax Breakout Session"

It was a little slow in person so watching the video will not be a nail-biter.</blockquote>

Thanks so much for finding that for me!

Boy, that assistant chief is young! In my mind, all academics are ancient, but he's about my age. I'm only just beginning my career, and he's already faculty at GULC? What have I been doing in life? lol

Fugue, ditto CSJ. You can find the link to the FB page through the admitted students site. FYSA, it's run by GULC staff, but current students have already begun posting sublets and incoming students are already asking where to live.
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llm2013

To anyone else who was wondering (like I was) when scholarships would be awarded... I received a (very generous) scholarship offer today, so keep an eye out for correspondence! I still need more funding from another source, but I'm hoping it will work out. Good luck, everyone.

To anyone else who was wondering (like I was) when scholarships would be awarded... I received a (very generous) scholarship offer today, so keep an eye out for correspondence! I still need more funding from another source, but I'm hoping it will work out. Good luck, everyone.
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fugue

Wow! thank you for the information.

Unfortunately i was applying to Georgetown through education agency that manage my scholarship. Thus, i still got no access to admitted students web. Anyway, is it possible for me to search in fb and apply to join the group?

Thanks in advance!

Wow! thank you for the information.

Unfortunately i was applying to Georgetown through education agency that manage my scholarship. Thus, i still got no access to admitted students web. Anyway, is it possible for me to search in fb and apply to join the group?

Thanks in advance!
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sellm

To anyone else who was wondering (like I was) when scholarships would be awarded... I received a (very generous) scholarship offer today, so keep an eye out for correspondence! I still need more funding from another source, but I'm hoping it will work out. Good luck, everyone.

<blockquote>To anyone else who was wondering (like I was) when scholarships would be awarded... I received a (very generous) scholarship offer today, so keep an eye out for correspondence! I still need more funding from another source, but I'm hoping it will work out. Good luck, everyone.
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sellm

Apparently my post wasn't posted....
I was wondering whether you received your financial offer in the package sent via regular mail that the acceptance e-mail was talking about or whether the latter was mentioning anything about financial offers....
Thanks in advance...

Apparently my post wasn't posted....
I was wondering whether you received your financial offer in the package sent via regular mail that the acceptance e-mail was talking about or whether the latter was mentioning anything about financial offers....
Thanks in advance...
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llm2013

I received a separate email and letter regarding the scholarship. Like you I was expecting scholarships to be mentioned in the acceptance package but there was no mention, then a week later I got the email. So if you don't get any offer in the acceptance package don't worry, you might still get a scholarship! Best of luck.

I received a separate email and letter regarding the scholarship. Like you I was expecting scholarships to be mentioned in the acceptance package but there was no mention, then a week later I got the email. So if you don't get any offer in the acceptance package don't worry, you might still get a scholarship! Best of luck.
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sellm

Thanks a lot...let's see...
Best of luck to you too!

Thanks a lot...let's see...
Best of luck to you too!
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hi guys. has anyone else heard from the waitlist? :)

hi guys. has anyone else heard from the waitlist? :)
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geo2004

not yet....

not yet....
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totebags

I just got an acceptance email from Georgetown (tax LLM program). I applied before the deadline (2/15-ish), but my application did not become complete until the first week of March.

I just got an acceptance email from Georgetown (tax LLM program). I applied before the deadline (2/15-ish), but my application did not become complete until the first week of March.

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