LLM Older Applicants


mata

I am thinking about applying to an LLM tax program at NYU, Harvard, Northwestern, Standford and Michigan. I am 36 and I have been practicing tax law for 6 years at a major law firm in my country. Do you know whether any of these univerisities have any preference as to the age/experience of the applicants? Do I have a better chance at one versus another because of my age? Or is my age irrelevant? Thank you very much for any insight! (I am not from the US and it is hard to obtain this kind of information.)

I am thinking about applying to an LLM tax program at NYU, Harvard, Northwestern, Standford and Michigan. I am 36 and I have been practicing tax law for 6 years at a major law firm in my country. Do you know whether any of these univerisities have any preference as to the age/experience of the applicants? Do I have a better chance at one versus another because of my age? Or is my age irrelevant? Thank you very much for any insight! (I am not from the US and it is hard to obtain this kind of information.)
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Interesting there's been no replies to this thread!

I'd be keen to know some thoughts too. I am almost 33, came to the law 'late', got 2.1 Honours (77% avg) in my JD, currently practising as a first year solicitor in litigation in a big firm in my country. Any chance of Harvard?

Interesting there's been no replies to this thread!

I'd be keen to know some thoughts too. I am almost 33, came to the law 'late', got 2.1 Honours (77% avg) in my JD, currently practising as a first year solicitor in litigation in a big firm in my country. Any chance of Harvard?
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This is not a problem in the USA. Often the more experience for these LLMs the better. Yale might be an exception, because they're looking for future academics.

This is not a problem in the USA. Often the more experience for these LLMs the better. Yale might be an exception, because they're looking for future academics.
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Agree - for most universities in North America, your age won't hurt you at all, and your experience may actually be a benefit. Also, the longer out of school, the less most North American schools care about your grades (or, rather, the more they are willing to look at other factors instead of your grades).

Agree - for most universities in North America, your age won't hurt you at all, and your experience may actually be a benefit. Also, the longer out of school, the less most North American schools care about your grades (or, rather, the more they are willing to look at other factors instead of your grades).
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MAB79

Interesting there's been no replies to this thread!



This is because thîs website is only really "active" during the application season. After that, most of the applicants switch to facebook groups etc.

About chances for getting into Harvard: There is no yes or no. It depends on the applicant pools at the time you apply. Further, your personal background, particularly your extracurricular one is important etc. If you want to know, you should give it a shot.

@ Mata: Regarding Tax Law: You should def. try UF as well, which has one of the best tax programs in the country...

<blockquote>Interesting there's been no replies to this thread!

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This is because thîs website is only really "active" during the application season. After that, most of the applicants switch to facebook groups etc.

About chances for getting into Harvard: There is no yes or no. It depends on the applicant pools at the time you apply. Further, your personal background, particularly your extracurricular one is important etc. If you want to know, you should give it a shot.

@ Mata: Regarding Tax Law: You should def. try UF as well, which has one of the best tax programs in the country...
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Santa

Age will certainly help you to be admitted. US universities love experience. :)

Age will certainly help you to be admitted. US universities love experience. :)
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