Georgetown LLM Question


shlec

Hi,

Good afternoon. Im applying to the Georgetown Tax LLM Program among a few others. Im a 3L at a tier 2 NY law school and my cumulative GPA is 2.84 (:/.. though my GPA in my 5 tax courses is 3.22, and I have a few other positive things on my resume like speaking Spanish and being selected to join the Tax Clinic). Im deciding between requesting my law school transcript now (with 1/3 grades from fall semester in) and making the Early Action deadline, or waiting til my grades come in (probably next week) and applying by the Regular Action deadline. I'm leaning toward the former because Im waiting to get grades for 2 classes (Corporations and International Tax), and even if I get good grades in them my GPA wouldnt go much above a 2.9. Also, I have grades in for 4/5 tax classes Ive taken (incl. the 1 class for which I got grades in this semester). What would you recommend?

Best,
shlec

Hi,

Good afternoon. I’m applying to the Georgetown Tax LLM Program among a few others. I’m a 3L at a tier 2 NY law school and my cumulative GPA is 2.84 (:/.. though my GPA in my 5 tax courses is 3.22, and I have a few other positive things on my resume like speaking Spanish and being selected to join the Tax Clinic). I’m deciding between requesting my law school transcript now (with 1/3 grades from fall semester in) and making the Early Action deadline, or waiting til my grades come in (probably next week) and applying by the Regular Action deadline. I'm leaning toward the former because I’m waiting to get grades for 2 classes (Corporations and International Tax), and even if I get good grades in them my GPA wouldn’t go much above a 2.9. Also, I have grades in for 4/5 tax classes I’ve taken (incl. the 1 class for which I got grades in this semester). What would you recommend?

Best,
shlec
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Wavshrdr

To be honest, you have almost no chance to get into GT's Tax LLM program.

In your scenario though, early action is best since your remaining grades won't raise your GPA to much. That way if you do get declined (sorry to say likely), you'll have more time to determine what other options you have.

To be honest, you have almost no chance to get into GT's Tax LLM program.

In your scenario though, early action is best since your remaining grades won't raise your GPA to much. That way if you do get declined (sorry to say likely), you'll have more time to determine what other options you have.
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Wheretogo_

Hi,

Good afternoon. Im applying to the Georgetown Tax LLM Program among a few others. Im a 3L at a tier 2 NY law school and my cumulative GPA is 2.84 (:/.. though my GPA in my 5 tax courses is 3.22, and I have a few other positive things on my resume like speaking Spanish and being selected to join the Tax Clinic). Im deciding between requesting my law school transcript now (with 1/3 grades from fall semester in) and making the Early Action deadline, or waiting til my grades come in (probably next week) and applying by the Regular Action deadline. I'm leaning toward the former because Im waiting to get grades for 2 classes (Corporations and International Tax), and even if I get good grades in them my GPA wouldnt go much above a 2.9. Also, I have grades in for 4/5 tax classes Ive taken (incl. the 1 class for which I got grades in this semester). What would you recommend?

Best,
shlec


I would apply regardless of your GPA. What's the worst that can happen! A rejection. Nevertheless, it is the whole application that counts, not just your GPA.

<blockquote>Hi,

Good afternoon. I’m applying to the Georgetown Tax LLM Program among a few others. I’m a 3L at a tier 2 NY law school and my cumulative GPA is 2.84 (:/.. though my GPA in my 5 tax courses is 3.22, and I have a few other positive things on my resume like speaking Spanish and being selected to join the Tax Clinic). I’m deciding between requesting my law school transcript now (with 1/3 grades from fall semester in) and making the Early Action deadline, or waiting til my grades come in (probably next week) and applying by the Regular Action deadline. I'm leaning toward the former because I’m waiting to get grades for 2 classes (Corporations and International Tax), and even if I get good grades in them my GPA wouldn’t go much above a 2.9. Also, I have grades in for 4/5 tax classes I’ve taken (incl. the 1 class for which I got grades in this semester). What would you recommend?

Best,
shlec
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I would apply regardless of your GPA. What's the worst that can happen! A rejection. Nevertheless, it is the whole application that counts, not just your GPA.
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Wavshrdr

It never hurts to apply. All you are out is time and money. Just be realistic about your chances. Just like you did for law school in the first place. Always have your safety schools, your reach schools, and where you likely will end up.

Is tax what you REALLY want to do or are you using it to improve your chances in the job market?

It never hurts to apply. All you are out is time and money. Just be realistic about your chances. Just like you did for law school in the first place. Always have your safety schools, your reach schools, and where you likely will end up.

Is tax what you REALLY want to do or are you using it to improve your chances in the job market?
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ypm

Guys, how did you apply to Georgetown?

I can´t apply as a foreign, because in LSAC the first question is to US citizens and I can´t complete them.

Where is the option to foreign lawyers?

Guys, how did you apply to Georgetown?

I can´t apply as a foreign, because in LSAC the first question is to US citizens and I can´t complete them.

Where is the option to foreign lawyers?
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ypm

Already solved the issue.

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Already solved the issue.

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