NYU LL.M 2013/2014


zemeckis07

Guys, I am currently a student at the NYU LL.M. in International Taxation program. If you have any questions about the program, just let me know. ;)

Guys, I am currently a student at the NYU LL.M. in International Taxation program. If you have any questions about the program, just let me know. ;)
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I was offered a spot in the domestic tax llm program. My status still says: "Application complete and under review." For the record, and because reviewing past years' threads has helped me, my requirements list cleared out yesterday. It is completely empty.

I was offered a spot in the domestic tax llm program. My status still says: "Application complete and under review." For the record, and because reviewing past years' threads has helped me, my requirements list cleared out yesterday. It is completely empty.
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Hi...I have been accepted to GULC and the international tax certificate program and NYU. I'm excited about both but is one better than the other if one's aspiration is to clerk with the tax court? And given the tax court's location as well as the location of all federal government-related entities in DC that employ folks with a tax llm, is NYU's geography limiting? I'm particularly interested in the persepctive of the person who noted they are currently enrolled in NYU tax llm program. Thanks

Hi...I have been accepted to GULC and the international tax certificate program and NYU. I'm excited about both but is one better than the other if one's aspiration is to clerk with the tax court? And given the tax court's location as well as the location of all federal government-related entities in DC that employ folks with a tax llm, is NYU's geography limiting? I'm particularly interested in the persepctive of the person who noted they are currently enrolled in NYU tax llm program. Thanks
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zemeckis07

Hello. I'll answer some questions that were asked to me by one of you in this reply (if there's any question I missed, just let me know). I am currently studying in the LL.M. in International Taxation at NYU:
1. There are 17 students in the LL.M. in International Taxation program (ITP) at NYU. All of them are foreigners (and this is usually the case in the ITP - Americans and only a few foreigners go to the domestic taxation program). This year, we have four Brazilians, two people from Spain, two people from South Korea, two people from Mexico, one person from Thailand, one person from Taiwan, one from Belgium, one from France, one from Japan, one from Nigeria and one from Panama.
2. The program is amazing and I am loving every minute of the experience here.
3. There are certain banks (like Citibank) that allow you to go to an agency and set up an American bank account using your passport and your student ID. They give you a debit card and you don't need to provide them with a Social Security number.
4. A few people scored below 100 in Toefl, and they were required to come to NYU one month in advance, to take a special Legal English course before classes in the Fall started.
5. The job perspectives in New York (and in the U.S. in general) are not good at all. I personally think 30% of us will be hired, but that's mostly because of our contacts in American law firms and accounting firms. Otherwise, we would all have to go back to our home countries. Just to give you some perspective: NYU hosts one job fair called International Student Interview Program (ISIP), where foreign students in the LL.M. programs (ITP, Corporate Law, Arbitration, Environmental Law, among others) are interviewed by employers coming from all around the world (including the United States). I had a record of 17 interviews during ISIP (I don't know anybody who had that many), but 13 of those were with Brazilian law firms. From the four that remained from American law firms, only two sent me e-mails for callback interviews. The other job fair NYU students in the Taxation (whether domestic of ITP) attend is the Taxation Interview Program (TIP) in Washington DC. This one was terrible for us. I bid for 17 employers, but got only two interviews. The vast majority of people in the ITP got only one or zero. Unless you have contacts in U.S. law or accounting firms, it gets really difficult to get anything.
>>> By the way, you might be wondering: "Well, what's your background? So I can see whether my background and yours are equal or different." This is it: I am 26 years old now (but when I applied, I was 24). When I applied, my résumé was: Bachelor of Laws (magna cum laude) from Brazil, Joint MBA in Brazil (FGV-RJ) and China (CUHK), LL.M. in Corporate Law (Ibmec-RJ). Three years of work experience as a lawyer (two of those as a Tax manager in a large Brazilian law firm). Two years of teaching experience in the fields of Taxation and Legal English (in three different Brazilian law schools). I speak Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. I hold two certificates from Cambridge University (CPE and ILEC) and my Toefl score was 118/120. I have also published over 10 papers in law journals from three different countries, including Brazil.

Hello. I'll answer some questions that were asked to me by one of you in this reply (if there's any question I missed, just let me know). I am currently studying in the LL.M. in International Taxation at NYU:
1. There are 17 students in the LL.M. in International Taxation program (ITP) at NYU. All of them are foreigners (and this is usually the case in the ITP - Americans and only a few foreigners go to the domestic taxation program). This year, we have four Brazilians, two people from Spain, two people from South Korea, two people from Mexico, one person from Thailand, one person from Taiwan, one from Belgium, one from France, one from Japan, one from Nigeria and one from Panama.
2. The program is amazing and I am loving every minute of the experience here.
3. There are certain banks (like Citibank) that allow you to go to an agency and set up an American bank account using your passport and your student ID. They give you a debit card and you don't need to provide them with a Social Security number.
4. A few people scored below 100 in Toefl, and they were required to come to NYU one month in advance, to take a special Legal English course before classes in the Fall started.
5. The job perspectives in New York (and in the U.S. in general) are not good at all. I personally think 30% of us will be hired, but that's mostly because of our contacts in American law firms and accounting firms. Otherwise, we would all have to go back to our home countries. Just to give you some perspective: NYU hosts one job fair called International Student Interview Program (ISIP), where foreign students in the LL.M. programs (ITP, Corporate Law, Arbitration, Environmental Law, among others) are interviewed by employers coming from all around the world (including the United States). I had a record of 17 interviews during ISIP (I don't know anybody who had that many), but 13 of those were with Brazilian law firms. From the four that remained from American law firms, only two sent me e-mails for callback interviews. The other job fair NYU students in the Taxation (whether domestic of ITP) attend is the Taxation Interview Program (TIP) in Washington DC. This one was terrible for us. I bid for 17 employers, but got only two interviews. The vast majority of people in the ITP got only one or zero. Unless you have contacts in U.S. law or accounting firms, it gets really difficult to get anything.
>>> By the way, you might be wondering: "Well, what's your background? So I can see whether my background and yours are equal or different." This is it: I am 26 years old now (but when I applied, I was 24). When I applied, my résumé was: Bachelor of Laws (magna cum laude) from Brazil, Joint MBA in Brazil (FGV-RJ) and China (CUHK), LL.M. in Corporate Law (Ibmec-RJ). Three years of work experience as a lawyer (two of those as a Tax manager in a large Brazilian law firm). Two years of teaching experience in the fields of Taxation and Legal English (in three different Brazilian law schools). I speak Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. I hold two certificates from Cambridge University (CPE and ILEC) and my Toefl score was 118/120. I have also published over 10 papers in law journals from three different countries, including Brazil.
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IRILAW

Hello. I'll answer some questions that were asked to me by one of you in this reply (if there's any question I missed, just let me know). I am currently studying in the LL.M. in International Taxation at NYU:
1. There are 17 students in the LL.M. in International Taxation program (ITP) at NYU. All of them are foreigners (and this is usually the case in the ITP - Americans and only a few foreigners go to the domestic taxation program). This year, we have four Brazilians, two people from Spain, two people from South Korea, two people from Mexico, one person from Thailand, one person from Taiwan, one from Belgium, one from France, one from Japan, one from Nigeria and one from Panama.
2. The program is amazing and I am loving every minute of the experience here.
3. There are certain banks (like Citibank) that allow you to go to an agency and set up an American bank account using your passport and your student ID. They give you a debit card and you don't need to provide them with a Social Security number.
4. A few people scored below 100 in Toefl, and they were required to come to NYU one month in advance, to take a special Legal English course before classes in the Fall started.
5. The job perspectives in New York (and in the U.S. in general) are not good at all. I personally think 30% of us will be hired, but that's mostly because of our contacts in American law firms and accounting firms. Otherwise, we would all have to go back to our home countries. Just to give you some perspective: NYU hosts one job fair called International Student Interview Program (ISIP), where foreign students in the LL.M. programs (ITP, Corporate Law, Arbitration, Environmental Law, among others) are interviewed by employers coming from all around the world (including the United States). I had a record of 17 interviews during ISIP (I don't know anybody who had that many), but 13 of those were with Brazilian law firms. From the four that remained from American law firms, only two sent me e-mails for callback interviews. The other job fair NYU students in the Taxation (whether domestic of ITP) attend is the Taxation Interview Program (TIP) in Washington DC. This one was terrible for us. I bid for 17 employers, but got only two interviews. The vast majority of people in the ITP got only one or zero. Unless you have contacts in U.S. law or accounting firms, it gets really difficult to get anything.
>>> By the way, you might be wondering: "Well, what's your background? So I can see whether my background and yours are equal or different." This is it: I am 26 years old now (but when I applied, I was 24). When I applied, my résumé was: Bachelor of Laws (magna cum laude) from Brazil, Joint MBA in Brazil (FGV-RJ) and China (CUHK), LL.M. in Corporate Law (Ibmec-RJ). Three years of work experience as a lawyer (two of those as a Tax manager in a large Brazilian law firm). Two years of teaching experience in the fields of Taxation and Legal English (in three different Brazilian law schools). I speak Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. I hold two certificates from Cambridge University (CPE and ILEC) and my Toefl score was 118/120. I have also published over 10 papers in law journals from three different countries, including Brazil.


Impressive, after reading your post, i am not sure if i will get in)) I have my Masters in law in Armenia, have more than 3 years work experience in our court system, and also legal consulting. Besides, i have been working for Attorneys office in LA. My toefl score is 99. WHat are my chances? Thanks

<blockquote>Hello. I'll answer some questions that were asked to me by one of you in this reply (if there's any question I missed, just let me know). I am currently studying in the LL.M. in International Taxation at NYU:
1. There are 17 students in the LL.M. in International Taxation program (ITP) at NYU. All of them are foreigners (and this is usually the case in the ITP - Americans and only a few foreigners go to the domestic taxation program). This year, we have four Brazilians, two people from Spain, two people from South Korea, two people from Mexico, one person from Thailand, one person from Taiwan, one from Belgium, one from France, one from Japan, one from Nigeria and one from Panama.
2. The program is amazing and I am loving every minute of the experience here.
3. There are certain banks (like Citibank) that allow you to go to an agency and set up an American bank account using your passport and your student ID. They give you a debit card and you don't need to provide them with a Social Security number.
4. A few people scored below 100 in Toefl, and they were required to come to NYU one month in advance, to take a special Legal English course before classes in the Fall started.
5. The job perspectives in New York (and in the U.S. in general) are not good at all. I personally think 30% of us will be hired, but that's mostly because of our contacts in American law firms and accounting firms. Otherwise, we would all have to go back to our home countries. Just to give you some perspective: NYU hosts one job fair called International Student Interview Program (ISIP), where foreign students in the LL.M. programs (ITP, Corporate Law, Arbitration, Environmental Law, among others) are interviewed by employers coming from all around the world (including the United States). I had a record of 17 interviews during ISIP (I don't know anybody who had that many), but 13 of those were with Brazilian law firms. From the four that remained from American law firms, only two sent me e-mails for callback interviews. The other job fair NYU students in the Taxation (whether domestic of ITP) attend is the Taxation Interview Program (TIP) in Washington DC. This one was terrible for us. I bid for 17 employers, but got only two interviews. The vast majority of people in the ITP got only one or zero. Unless you have contacts in U.S. law or accounting firms, it gets really difficult to get anything.
>>> By the way, you might be wondering: "Well, what's your background? So I can see whether my background and yours are equal or different." This is it: I am 26 years old now (but when I applied, I was 24). When I applied, my résumé was: Bachelor of Laws (magna cum laude) from Brazil, Joint MBA in Brazil (FGV-RJ) and China (CUHK), LL.M. in Corporate Law (Ibmec-RJ). Three years of work experience as a lawyer (two of those as a Tax manager in a large Brazilian law firm). Two years of teaching experience in the fields of Taxation and Legal English (in three different Brazilian law schools). I speak Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. I hold two certificates from Cambridge University (CPE and ILEC) and my Toefl score was 118/120. I have also published over 10 papers in law journals from three different countries, including Brazil.</blockquote>

Impressive, after reading your post, i am not sure if i will get in)) I have my Masters in law in Armenia, have more than 3 years work experience in our court system, and also legal consulting. Besides, i have been working for Attorneys office in LA. My toefl score is 99. WHat are my chances? Thanks
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NebNeb

Holy poop Batman! That is impressive.

Holy poop Batman! That is impressive.
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BBKing

Hi zemecis,

Question, Do u think that these 17 interviews and rejections happened becasue u do not have a JD degree?


Hello. I'll answer some questions that were asked to me by one of you in this reply (if there's any question I missed, just let me know). I am currently studying in the LL.M. in International Taxation at NYU:
1. There are 17 students in the LL.M. in International Taxation program (ITP) at NYU. All of them are foreigners (and this is usually the case in the ITP - Americans and only a few foreigners go to the domestic taxation program). This year, we have four Brazilians, two people from Spain, two people from South Korea, two people from Mexico, one person from Thailand, one person from Taiwan, one from Belgium, one from France, one from Japan, one from Nigeria and one from Panama.
2. The program is amazing and I am loving every minute of the experience here.
3. There are certain banks (like Citibank) that allow you to go to an agency and set up an American bank account using your passport and your student ID. They give you a debit card and you don't need to provide them with a Social Security number.
4. A few people scored below 100 in Toefl, and they were required to come to NYU one month in advance, to take a special Legal English course before classes in the Fall started.
5. The job perspectives in New York (and in the U.S. in general) are not good at all. I personally think 30% of us will be hired, but that's mostly because of our contacts in American law firms and accounting firms. Otherwise, we would all have to go back to our home countries. Just to give you some perspective: NYU hosts one job fair called International Student Interview Program (ISIP), where foreign students in the LL.M. programs (ITP, Corporate Law, Arbitration, Environmental Law, among others) are interviewed by employers coming from all around the world (including the United States). I had a record of 17 interviews during ISIP (I don't know anybody who had that many), but 13 of those were with Brazilian law firms. From the four that remained from American law firms, only two sent me e-mails for callback interviews. The other job fair NYU students in the Taxation (whether domestic of ITP) attend is the Taxation Interview Program (TIP) in Washington DC. This one was terrible for us. I bid for 17 employers, but got only two interviews. The vast majority of people in the ITP got only one or zero. Unless you have contacts in U.S. law or accounting firms, it gets really difficult to get anything.
>>> By the way, you might be wondering: "Well, what's your background? So I can see whether my background and yours are equal or different." This is it: I am 26 years old now (but when I applied, I was 24). When I applied, my résumé was: Bachelor of Laws (magna cum laude) from Brazil, Joint MBA in Brazil (FGV-RJ) and China (CUHK), LL.M. in Corporate Law (Ibmec-RJ). Three years of work experience as a lawyer (two of those as a Tax manager in a large Brazilian law firm). Two years of teaching experience in the fields of Taxation and Legal English (in three different Brazilian law schools). I speak Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. I hold two certificates from Cambridge University (CPE and ILEC) and my Toefl score was 118/120. I have also published over 10 papers in law journals from three different countries, including Brazil.

Hi zemecis,

Question, Do u think that these 17 interviews and rejections happened becasue u do not have a JD degree?


<blockquote>Hello. I'll answer some questions that were asked to me by one of you in this reply (if there's any question I missed, just let me know). I am currently studying in the LL.M. in International Taxation at NYU:
1. There are 17 students in the LL.M. in International Taxation program (ITP) at NYU. All of them are foreigners (and this is usually the case in the ITP - Americans and only a few foreigners go to the domestic taxation program). This year, we have four Brazilians, two people from Spain, two people from South Korea, two people from Mexico, one person from Thailand, one person from Taiwan, one from Belgium, one from France, one from Japan, one from Nigeria and one from Panama.
2. The program is amazing and I am loving every minute of the experience here.
3. There are certain banks (like Citibank) that allow you to go to an agency and set up an American bank account using your passport and your student ID. They give you a debit card and you don't need to provide them with a Social Security number.
4. A few people scored below 100 in Toefl, and they were required to come to NYU one month in advance, to take a special Legal English course before classes in the Fall started.
5. The job perspectives in New York (and in the U.S. in general) are not good at all. I personally think 30% of us will be hired, but that's mostly because of our contacts in American law firms and accounting firms. Otherwise, we would all have to go back to our home countries. Just to give you some perspective: NYU hosts one job fair called International Student Interview Program (ISIP), where foreign students in the LL.M. programs (ITP, Corporate Law, Arbitration, Environmental Law, among others) are interviewed by employers coming from all around the world (including the United States). I had a record of 17 interviews during ISIP (I don't know anybody who had that many), but 13 of those were with Brazilian law firms. From the four that remained from American law firms, only two sent me e-mails for callback interviews. The other job fair NYU students in the Taxation (whether domestic of ITP) attend is the Taxation Interview Program (TIP) in Washington DC. This one was terrible for us. I bid for 17 employers, but got only two interviews. The vast majority of people in the ITP got only one or zero. Unless you have contacts in U.S. law or accounting firms, it gets really difficult to get anything.
>>> By the way, you might be wondering: "Well, what's your background? So I can see whether my background and yours are equal or different." This is it: I am 26 years old now (but when I applied, I was 24). When I applied, my résumé was: Bachelor of Laws (magna cum laude) from Brazil, Joint MBA in Brazil (FGV-RJ) and China (CUHK), LL.M. in Corporate Law (Ibmec-RJ). Three years of work experience as a lawyer (two of those as a Tax manager in a large Brazilian law firm). Two years of teaching experience in the fields of Taxation and Legal English (in three different Brazilian law schools). I speak Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. I hold two certificates from Cambridge University (CPE and ILEC) and my Toefl score was 118/120. I have also published over 10 papers in law journals from three different countries, including Brazil.</blockquote>
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mdm31

This is it: I am 26 years old now (but when I applied, I was 24). When I applied, my résumé was: Bachelor of Laws (magna cum laude) from Brazil, Joint MBA in Brazil (FGV-RJ) and China (CUHK), LL.M. in Corporate Law (Ibmec-RJ). Three years of work experience as a lawyer (two of those as a Tax manager in a large Brazilian law firm). Two years of teaching experience in the fields of Taxation and Legal English (in three different Brazilian law schools). I speak Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. I hold two certificates from Cambridge University (CPE and ILEC) and my Toefl score was 118/120. I have also published over 10 papers in law journals from three different countries, including Brazil.


Wow! How old were you when you graduated? You applied when you were 24 and already had the IBMEC LLM (1/2 year) and an MBA (2 years)! You must have graduated from the 5 year law school when you were.. 20?! Congratulations, that is an impressive profile for someone so young!

<blockquote>This is it: I am 26 years old now (but when I applied, I was 24). When I applied, my résumé was: Bachelor of Laws (magna cum laude) from Brazil, Joint MBA in Brazil (FGV-RJ) and China (CUHK), LL.M. in Corporate Law (Ibmec-RJ). Three years of work experience as a lawyer (two of those as a Tax manager in a large Brazilian law firm). Two years of teaching experience in the fields of Taxation and Legal English (in three different Brazilian law schools). I speak Portuguese, English, French and Spanish. I hold two certificates from Cambridge University (CPE and ILEC) and my Toefl score was 118/120. I have also published over 10 papers in law journals from three different countries, including Brazil.</blockquote>

Wow! How old were you when you graduated? You applied when you were 24 and already had the IBMEC LLM (1/2 year) and an MBA (2 years)! You must have graduated from the 5 year law school when you were.. 20?! Congratulations, that is an impressive profile for someone so young!
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zemeckis07

Hi, guys. I graduated at the age of 20, nearing 21. I got into law school at the age of 16 (this is not common in Brazil). Both the MBA and my first LLM were part-time, so I could spend the morning and afternoon at work and either teach or go to class at night.
Someone asked if I thought the rejections were a consequence of not having an American JD. Yes, I do. My grades in the fall semester were very good.

Hi, guys. I graduated at the age of 20, nearing 21. I got into law school at the age of 16 (this is not common in Brazil). Both the MBA and my first LLM were part-time, so I could spend the morning and afternoon at work and either teach or go to class at night.
Someone asked if I thought the rejections were a consequence of not having an American JD. Yes, I do. My grades in the fall semester were very good.
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spaniensis

Hey guys! have any of you heard from NYU for the NYC LLM?? it seems to me that apart from NUS&NYU and the TAX LLM, nobody has heard from NYU so far...

Hey guys! have any of you heard from NYU for the NYC LLM?? it seems to me that apart from NUS&NYU and the TAX LLM, nobody has heard from NYU so far...
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LLM2013P

NYU's Applicant status check seems to be down... maybe we will get some news soon

NYU's Applicant status check seems to be down... maybe we will get some news soon
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weatherlol

Hey guys! have any of you heard from NYU for the NYC LLM?? it seems to me that apart from NUS&NYU and the TAX LLM, nobody has heard from NYU so far...


Just got an offer this morning. Very excited!!!!! Good luck for all of you who are still waiting.

<blockquote>Hey guys! have any of you heard from NYU for the NYC LLM?? it seems to me that apart from NUS&NYU and the TAX LLM, nobody has heard from NYU so far...</blockquote>

Just got an offer this morning. Very excited!!!!! Good luck for all of you who are still waiting.
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idodee

Hey guys! have any of you heard from NYU for the NYC LLM?? it seems to me that apart from NUS&NYU and the TAX LLM, nobody has heard from NYU so far...


Just got an offer this morning. Very excited!!!!! Good luck for all of you who are still waiting.


What program did you apply to?

<blockquote><blockquote>Hey guys! have any of you heard from NYU for the NYC LLM?? it seems to me that apart from NUS&NYU and the TAX LLM, nobody has heard from NYU so far...</blockquote>

Just got an offer this morning. Very excited!!!!! Good luck for all of you who are still waiting. </blockquote>

What program did you apply to?
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NebNeb

Hey guys! have any of you heard from NYU for the NYC LLM?? it seems to me that apart from NUS&NYU and the TAX LLM, nobody has heard from NYU so far...


Just got an offer this morning. Very excited!!!!! Good luck for all of you who are still waiting.


Congrats! I assume you applied for domestic tax?

<blockquote><blockquote>Hey guys! have any of you heard from NYU for the NYC LLM?? it seems to me that apart from NUS&NYU and the TAX LLM, nobody has heard from NYU so far...</blockquote>

Just got an offer this morning. Very excited!!!!! Good luck for all of you who are still waiting. </blockquote>

Congrats! I assume you applied for domestic tax?
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weatherlol

Hey guys! have any of you heard from NYU for the NYC LLM?? it seems to me that apart from NUS&NYU and the TAX LLM, nobody has heard from NYU so far...


Just got an offer this morning. Very excited!!!!! Good luck for all of you who are still waiting.


Congrats! I assume you applied for domestic tax?


Thank you! Yes, FT tax llm.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hey guys! have any of you heard from NYU for the NYC LLM?? it seems to me that apart from NUS&NYU and the TAX LLM, nobody has heard from NYU so far...</blockquote>

Just got an offer this morning. Very excited!!!!! Good luck for all of you who are still waiting. </blockquote>

Congrats! I assume you applied for domestic tax?</blockquote>

Thank you! Yes, FT tax llm.
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snoogie

Hey guys, I just received an e-mail from UPS informing me that NYU had mailed something to my address, but it's gonna take 4 days to get here and I have no idea what it is. Has anyone else been through this?

Hey guys, I just received an e-mail from UPS informing me that NYU had mailed something to my address, but it's gonna take 4 days to get here and I have no idea what it is. Has anyone else been through this?
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zemeckis07

It's a bomb. Run for your life!

It's a bomb. Run for your life!
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snoogie

Admitted!

Admitted!
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aero

Admitted!


Congrats! which program did you applied for?

<blockquote>Admitted! </blockquote>

Congrats! which program did you applied for?
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snoogie

Thanks! Competition, Innovation and Information Law. :)

Thanks! Competition, Innovation and Information Law. :)
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