LLM in Taxation in the US


Hey guys,

I'm looking into LLM programs that focus on taxation in the US. This is my shortlist, any comments on them, in terms of curriculum, reputation, etc.?

Georgetown
NYU
Boston University
Northwestern

Are there others I should consider?

Hey guys,

I'm looking into LLM programs that focus on taxation in the US. This is my shortlist, any comments on them, in terms of curriculum, reputation, etc.?

Georgetown
NYU
Boston University
Northwestern

Are there others I should consider?
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You must be an FSU fan. Because there is one popular one missing from this list.

You must be an FSU fan. Because there is one popular one missing from this list.
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Brainy Smu...

Here is a compiled list to research on your own:

BU
Capital
Chapman
Cooley
Denver
DePaul
GULC
GGU
IIT
John Marshall
Loyola-Chicago
Loyola-LA
Miami
Michigan
NU
NYLS
NYU
SMU
Temple
UB
UF
UHLC
UMKC
USD
UW
Villanova
WSU
WUSTL

Kind regards.

Here is a compiled list to research on your own:

BU
Capital
Chapman
Cooley
Denver
DePaul
GULC
GGU
IIT
John Marshall
Loyola-Chicago
Loyola-LA
Miami
Michigan
NU
NYLS
NYU
SMU
Temple
UB
UF
UHLC
UMKC
USD
UW
Villanova
WSU
WUSTL

Kind regards.
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e_castrol

Hello to all!

I'm looking for an LL.M in Int. Tax or Tax in the US, but I want to know if I'm an eligible candidate to US Universities.

I'm Chilean and I obtained my law degree in the University of Chile (best Law School in Chile with Universidad Católica). My GPA was a 5,3 (in a scale of 1 to 7, with 4 needed for pass), but I took 4 tax courses and I approved them all with grades 6 and 7. I don't know my ranking, but I guess that I will be in 50%.
Also I collaborate in Tax Studies Center in my University and work with Professors in research.
I have 1.5 years of work experience in tax.

My first choices would be:

- Michigan
- Georgetown
- NYU
- Boston
- UCLA
- Florida
-Miami

What do you guys think of my options in getting in any of these schools??

Thank you very much in advance!

Hello to all!

I'm looking for an LL.M in Int. Tax or Tax in the US, but I want to know if I'm an eligible candidate to US Universities.

I'm Chilean and I obtained my law degree in the University of Chile (best Law School in Chile with Universidad Católica). My GPA was a 5,3 (in a scale of 1 to 7, with 4 needed for pass), but I took 4 tax courses and I approved them all with grades 6 and 7. I don't know my ranking, but I guess that I will be in 50%.
Also I collaborate in Tax Studies Center in my University and work with Professors in research.
I have 1.5 years of work experience in tax.

My first choices would be:

- Michigan
- Georgetown
- NYU
- Boston
- UCLA
- Florida
-Miami

What do you guys think of my options in getting in any of these schools??

Thank you very much in advance!
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e_castrol

Hello to all!

I'm looking for an LL.M in Int. Tax or Tax in the US, but I want to know if I'm an eligible candidate to US Universities.

I'm Chilean and I obtained my law degree in the University of Chile (best Law School in Chile with Universidad Católica). My GPA was a 5,3 (in a scale of 1 to 7, with 4 needed for pass), but I took 4 tax courses and I approved them all with grades 6 and 7. I don't know my ranking, but I guess that I will be in 50%.
Also I collaborate in Tax Studies Center in my University and work with Professors in research.
I have 1.5 years of work experience in tax.

My first choices would be:

- Michigan
- Georgetown
- NYU
- Boston
- UCLA
- Florida
-Miami

What do you guys think of my options in getting in any of these schools??

Thank you very much in advance!


For more information, I looked for the equivalencies between Chilean and American GPAs, and for US Standards, I Graduated with a 2.95 - 3 aprox. But my Tax courses were approved with 3.7 and 4.0.

Thank you for your help!

<blockquote>Hello to all!

I'm looking for an LL.M in Int. Tax or Tax in the US, but I want to know if I'm an eligible candidate to US Universities.

I'm Chilean and I obtained my law degree in the University of Chile (best Law School in Chile with Universidad Católica). My GPA was a 5,3 (in a scale of 1 to 7, with 4 needed for pass), but I took 4 tax courses and I approved them all with grades 6 and 7. I don't know my ranking, but I guess that I will be in 50%.
Also I collaborate in Tax Studies Center in my University and work with Professors in research.
I have 1.5 years of work experience in tax.

My first choices would be:

- Michigan
- Georgetown
- NYU
- Boston
- UCLA
- Florida
-Miami

What do you guys think of my options in getting in any of these schools??

Thank you very much in advance!
</blockquote>

For more information, I looked for the equivalencies between Chilean and American GPAs, and for US Standards, I Graduated with a 2.95 - 3 aprox. But my Tax courses were approved with 3.7 and 4.0.

Thank you for your help!
quote
CSJTax

Hello to all!

I'm looking for an LL.M in Int. Tax or Tax in the US, but I want to know if I'm an eligible candidate to US Universities.

I'm Chilean and I obtained my law degree in the University of Chile (best Law School in Chile with Universidad Católica). My GPA was a 5,3 (in a scale of 1 to 7, with 4 needed for pass), but I took 4 tax courses and I approved them all with grades 6 and 7. I don't know my ranking, but I guess that I will be in 50%.
Also I collaborate in Tax Studies Center in my University and work with Professors in research.
I have 1.5 years of work experience in tax.

My first choices would be:

- Michigan
- Georgetown
- NYU
- Boston
- UCLA
- Florida
-Miami

What do you guys think of my options in getting in any of these schools??

Thank you very much in advance!


Schools look for past performance in Tax classes, so you seem to be solid there. They also like work experience and a proven commitment to tax law. You seem to have those.

GULC is ranked higher than the schools you mentioned (except NYU) and half of GULC's LLM students are non-US students. They really emphasize non-US students. They built a brand new building just for international students!

It might depend on where you want to work, but NYU is ranked #1, GULC #2, & GULC has such a strong international student body, it should definitely be at the top of your list.

I don't know the criteria or competition level for international students but you seem to have a lot of the qualities that they want.

Apply Early! GULC has rolling admissions with first consideration given to those who apply early. Good luck!

<blockquote>Hello to all!

I'm looking for an LL.M in Int. Tax or Tax in the US, but I want to know if I'm an eligible candidate to US Universities.

I'm Chilean and I obtained my law degree in the University of Chile (best Law School in Chile with Universidad Católica). My GPA was a 5,3 (in a scale of 1 to 7, with 4 needed for pass), but I took 4 tax courses and I approved them all with grades 6 and 7. I don't know my ranking, but I guess that I will be in 50%.
Also I collaborate in Tax Studies Center in my University and work with Professors in research.
I have 1.5 years of work experience in tax.

My first choices would be:

- Michigan
- Georgetown
- NYU
- Boston
- UCLA
- Florida
-Miami

What do you guys think of my options in getting in any of these schools??

Thank you very much in advance!
</blockquote>

Schools look for past performance in Tax classes, so you seem to be solid there. They also like work experience and a proven commitment to tax law. You seem to have those.

GULC is ranked higher than the schools you mentioned (except NYU) and half of GULC's LLM students are non-US students. They really emphasize non-US students. They built a brand new building just for international students!

It might depend on where you want to work, but NYU is ranked #1, GULC #2, & GULC has such a strong international student body, it should definitely be at the top of your list.

I don't know the criteria or competition level for international students but you seem to have a lot of the qualities that they want.

Apply Early! GULC has rolling admissions with first consideration given to those who apply early. Good luck!
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CSJTax

Hey guys,

I'm looking into LLM programs that focus on taxation in the US. This is my shortlist, any comments on them, in terms of curriculum, reputation, etc.?

Georgetown
NYU
Boston University
Northwestern

Are there others I should consider?


The 2014 US News & World Report rankings are here:
taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/03/new-2014.html

Note that the FIRST CHART is for the JD program; the SECOND CHART is for the LLM program. In both charts, the Top 5 rankings are:
#1 NYU
#2 Georgetown
#3 U of Florida
#4 Northwestern
#5 Miami

There are 12 schools listed for their LLM programs; and several more Tax LLM programs across the US that are not ranked.

<blockquote>Hey guys,

I'm looking into LLM programs that focus on taxation in the US. This is my shortlist, any comments on them, in terms of curriculum, reputation, etc.?

Georgetown
NYU
Boston University
Northwestern

Are there others I should consider?</blockquote>

The 2014 US News & World Report rankings are here:
taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/03/new-2014.html

Note that the FIRST CHART is for the JD program; the SECOND CHART is for the LLM program. In both charts, the Top 5 rankings are:
#1 NYU
#2 Georgetown
#3 U of Florida
#4 Northwestern
#5 Miami

There are 12 schools listed for their LLM programs; and several more Tax LLM programs across the US that are not ranked.
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Thanks for all this info! I'm going to look closely at Florida and Miami, they both seem to come up in these lists quite often.

Thanks for all this info! I'm going to look closely at Florida and Miami, they both seem to come up in these lists quite often.
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