LLM - Tax Concentration


LLMUY

Hi everybody. I was wondering if anyone can advice on the Tax Concentration option for an LL.M. Is it worthy? Is it prestigious? Any specific advantages that you can think of?

I have been working in International Taxation for the last 4 years and hence I was planning to take courses on Taxation and International Taxation for my LLM studies, but I do not want to spend all my credits in courses that are similar and I would also like to take courses on international transactions and businesses in general (and not only tax oriented).

Thus, I really do not know if going for a Tax Concentration (that would imply half of the available credits for the LLM) is recommendable or if, on the contrary, I would be narrowing too much my future career choices...

Hi everybody. I was wondering if anyone can advice on the Tax Concentration option for an LL.M. Is it worthy? Is it prestigious? Any specific advantages that you can think of?

I have been working in International Taxation for the last 4 years and hence I was planning to take courses on Taxation and International Taxation for my LLM studies, but I do not want to spend all my credits in courses that are similar and I would also like to take courses on international transactions and businesses in general (and not only tax oriented).

Thus, I really do not know if going for a Tax Concentration (that would imply half of the available credits for the LLM) is recommendable or if, on the contrary, I would be narrowing too much my future career choices...
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Tristan

Hi everybody. I was wondering if anyone can advice on the Tax Concentration option for an LL.M. Is it worthy? Is it prestigious? Any specific advantages that you can think of?

I have been working in International Taxation for the last 4 years and hence I was planning to take courses on Taxation and International Taxation for my LLM studies, but I do not want to spend all my credits in courses that are similar and I would also like to take courses on international transactions and businesses in general (and not only tax oriented).

Thus, I really do not know if going for a Tax Concentration (that would imply half of the available credits for the LLM) is recommendable or if, on the contrary, I would be narrowing too much my future career choices...


A Tax LL.M. is one of the few LL.M. specialties that seems to be actually helpful in finding work. Most of the people that I know with an LL.M. in tax from a good school (Florida, NYU, Georgetown) have work, as opposed to those with just a general LL.M./international law LL.M./LL.M. in business law, etc. I think the LL.M. in tax can help because of how complicated tax can be. It is very specialized with a lot of sub-specialties. Tax law is more knowledge based rather than experience based. You really need to have a good/strong coursework foundation in order to have a good and thorough understanding of the tax code and other relevant statutes.

<blockquote>Hi everybody. I was wondering if anyone can advice on the Tax Concentration option for an LL.M. Is it worthy? Is it prestigious? Any specific advantages that you can think of?

I have been working in International Taxation for the last 4 years and hence I was planning to take courses on Taxation and International Taxation for my LLM studies, but I do not want to spend all my credits in courses that are similar and I would also like to take courses on international transactions and businesses in general (and not only tax oriented).

Thus, I really do not know if going for a Tax Concentration (that would imply half of the available credits for the LLM) is recommendable or if, on the contrary, I would be narrowing too much my future career choices...</blockquote>

A Tax LL.M. is one of the few LL.M. specialties that seems to be actually helpful in finding work. Most of the people that I know with an LL.M. in tax from a good school (Florida, NYU, Georgetown) have work, as opposed to those with just a general LL.M./international law LL.M./LL.M. in business law, etc. I think the LL.M. in tax can help because of how complicated tax can be. It is very specialized with a lot of sub-specialties. Tax law is more knowledge based rather than experience based. You really need to have a good/strong coursework foundation in order to have a good and thorough understanding of the tax code and other relevant statutes.
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CSJTax

LLMUY, you mentioned you have been working for 4 years in International Taxation. Are you working in the US or overseas? That might make a difference. Also, if you have a job, do you plan to stay there? If so, a Tax LLM, which definitely helps to land a job, is not as important to you. You may want to stick with courses that will enhance your professional development. If you think you will want the LLM to help you find a job in the future, a Tax LLM may be the way to go. It's really a personal choice.

LLMUY, you mentioned you have been working for 4 years in International Taxation. Are you working in the US or overseas? That might make a difference. Also, if you have a job, do you plan to stay there? If so, a Tax LLM, which definitely helps to land a job, is not as important to you. You may want to stick with courses that will enhance your professional development. If you think you will want the LLM to help you find a job in the future, a Tax LLM may be the way to go. It's really a personal choice.
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