LLM IN TAXATION- CHOOSING BETWEEN NYU AND GEORGETOWN LAW


Swift95

Hi All,

I have been admitted to the Tax LLM program of NYU and GULC, with a $25,000 and $35,000 scholarship, respectively.

I have always wanted to attend NYU being the No. 1 Tax LLM in the US. As it stands now affording the GULC funding deficit may be much easier than the NYU funding deficit.

However, beyond funding I would like to know the program’s strengths and which of the programs would help me land a job in the big 4 or big law firms faster.

Thank you.

Hi All,

I have been admitted to the Tax LLM program of NYU and GULC, with a $25,000 and $35,000 scholarship, respectively.

I have always wanted to attend NYU being the No. 1 Tax LLM in the US. As it stands now affording the GULC funding deficit may be much easier than the NYU funding deficit.

However, beyond funding I would like to know the program’s strengths and which of the programs would help me land a job in the big 4 or big law firms faster.

Thank you.
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richie26

Hi All,

I have been admitted to the Tax LLM program of NYU and GULC, with a $25,000 and $35,000 scholarship, respectively.

I have always wanted to attend NYU being the No. 1 Tax LLM in the US. As it stands now affording the GULC funding deficit may be much easier than the NYU funding deficit.

However, beyond funding I would like to know the program’s strengths and which of the programs would help me land a job in the big 4 or big law firms faster.

Thank you.





I'm currently in the Georgetown program. Either school will land you a job with the Big4 firms. At Georgetown, for this academic year, we had networking events the first week of classes and Big4 firms were recruiting and interviewing people by the end of September with several students receiving offers.

As for law firms, that more depends on where you attend school for your JD/LLB,  what area of tax you want to practice in, and the areas of tax that law firms are hiring for (at TIP this year it was mainly executive compensation/employee benefits).

If you are a foreign student, I understand you have to do the International Tax LLM at NYU, no such limitation at GULC. Also, GULC allows you to do an externship (including at the Tax Court-if you can secure one), which can be invaluable, particularly if you do not have much tax experience. Also the network at GULC is excellent, having taken advantage of it myself. GULC location i think is an advantage. Its in DC, where Big4 firms have their national tax offices, as well as major law firms. Your professors for the most part will be partners in the WNT offices of the big4 firms or major DC law firms.

Both programs participate in TIP so you are competing against students from the other school. I don't think you are seen any differently by employers, at least in terms of your LLM. I think the rank is really a distinction without a difference. The differentiating factor will be your prior experience and studies.

I will also go out on a limb and say the graduate careers office at GULC is leagues ahead of any in the country. Do what they tell you and you WILL find a job.

Downsides - I can't think of any save that the program is expensive. However, you are getting a large scholarship to help offset the cost, which goes a very far way.











[quote]Hi All,

I have been admitted to the Tax LLM program of NYU and GULC, with a $25,000 and $35,000 scholarship, respectively.

I have always wanted to attend NYU being the No. 1 Tax LLM in the US. As it stands now affording the GULC funding deficit may be much easier than the NYU funding deficit.

However, beyond funding I would like to know the program’s strengths and which of the programs would help me land a job in the big 4 or big law firms faster.

Thank you. [/quote]<br><br><br><br><br>I'm currently in the Georgetown program. Either school will land you a job with the Big4 firms. At Georgetown, for this academic year, we had networking events the first week of classes and Big4 firms were recruiting and interviewing people by the end of September with several students receiving offers. <br><br>As for law firms, that more depends on where you attend school for your JD/LLB,&nbsp; what area of tax you want to practice in, and the areas of tax that law firms are hiring for (at TIP this year it was mainly executive compensation/employee benefits). <br><br>If you are a foreign student, I understand you have to do the International Tax LLM at NYU, no such limitation at GULC. Also, GULC allows you to do an externship (including at the Tax Court-if you can secure one), which can be invaluable, particularly if you do not have much tax experience. Also the network at GULC is excellent, having taken advantage of it myself. GULC location i think is an advantage. Its in DC, where Big4 firms have their national tax offices, as well as major law firms. Your professors for the most part will be partners in the WNT offices of the big4 firms or major DC law firms. <br><br>Both programs participate in TIP so you are competing against students from the other school. I don't think you are seen any differently by employers, at least in terms of your LLM. I think the rank is really a distinction without a difference. The differentiating factor will be your prior experience and studies. <br><br>I will also go out on a limb and say the graduate careers office at GULC is leagues ahead of any in the country. Do what they tell you and you WILL find a job. <br><br>Downsides - I can't think of any save that the program is expensive. However, you are getting a large scholarship to help offset the cost, which goes a very far way. <br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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When did you apply and got your decision?

When did you apply and got your decision?
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lssssss

The international tax llm limitation is not absolute at NYU. If you are an international student but have a US JD, the right program is the general tax. Also, I know a few people who do not have US JD but got into the general tax program. No opinion on the TIP this year since I didn't do it, but heard the same thing that it's almost exclusively exec comp or employee benefits for big law. Career office at NYU is very helpful.

The international tax llm limitation is not absolute at NYU. If you are an international student but have a US JD, the right program is the general tax. Also, I know a few people who do not have US JD but got into the general tax program. No opinion on the TIP this year since I didn't do it, but heard the same thing that it's almost exclusively exec comp or employee benefits for big law. Career office at NYU is very helpful.
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