NYU LLM 2018-2019 Applicants


Hopeul
Hi guys! I am an international student applying to LLM in Taxation at NYU and Georgetown. I have legal experience as an in-house lawyer and was top 10% student at my law school. No prior experience in tax. Also did a general LLM from an ivy league school several years ago, but didn't take any tax classes there. Do you think there is a chance to be admitted to the Tax LLM?
Hi guys! I am an international student applying to LLM in Taxation at NYU and Georgetown. I have legal experience as an in-house lawyer and was top 10% student at my law school. No prior experience in tax. Also did a general LLM from an ivy league school several years ago, but didn't take any tax classes there. Do you think there is a chance to be admitted to the Tax LLM?
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Hey!

Obviously, no one in this forum will be able to give you a clear answer. Your background, while very impressive, has some issues that you will likely want to address in any personal statement. From my point of view, you have two main issues.

First, you already have an LLM. As a result, you will need to convince the admissions committee why you want to do another one. An admissions officer is likely thinking "why should we give a spot to a guy who already has an LLM"?

Secondly, you indicate that you have no prior experience in tax nor did you take any tax classes during your LLM. This is the more difficult issue to address. Again, you will need to convince the admissions committee that you are *really* interested in tax law; given your background that appears devoid of tax law, this will be difficult. Have you had an epiphany that tax law is your passion? If so, I would explain this sudden change upfront in your personal statement. The NYU and Georgetown tax law programs are the top tax LLMs in the world. As a result, you are competing with the top tax lawyers and tax academics in the world - in essence, these people live and breathe tax law.

I hope the above helps. If you feel like you cannot make a convincing argument as to why you should be admitted, consider postponing your application for a year and getting a year of relevant tax law experience.

Sincerely,

LLMSherpa
Hey!

Obviously, no one in this forum will be able to give you a clear answer. Your background, while very impressive, has some issues that you will likely want to address in any personal statement. From my point of view, you have two main issues.

First, you already have an LLM. As a result, you will need to convince the admissions committee why you want to do another one. An admissions officer is likely thinking "why should we give a spot to a guy who already has an LLM"?

Secondly, you indicate that you have no prior experience in tax nor did you take any tax classes during your LLM. This is the more difficult issue to address. Again, you will need to convince the admissions committee that you are *really* interested in tax law; given your background that appears devoid of tax law, this will be difficult. Have you had an epiphany that tax law is your passion? If so, I would explain this sudden change upfront in your personal statement. The NYU and Georgetown tax law programs are the top tax LLMs in the world. As a result, you are competing with the top tax lawyers and tax academics in the world - in essence, these people live and breathe tax law.

I hope the above helps. If you feel like you cannot make a convincing argument as to why you should be admitted, consider postponing your application for a year and getting a year of relevant tax law experience.

Sincerely,

LLMSherpa
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Let the game begin!
Let the game begin!
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Hi Everyone, Does anybody have inputs on Hauser Scholarship Essay?
Hi Everyone, Does anybody have inputs on Hauser Scholarship Essay?
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Hi Everyone, Does anybody have inputs on Hauser Scholarship Essay?


Hey Azam Ghani:

As to inputs, the Hauser Committee will decide based on your general application and your legal issue essay. If you check out the profile of current Hauser Scholars (http://www.law.nyu.edu/global/hauserglobalscholars), you will see that they generally have impressive academic credentials and fantastic work experience. Essentially, you are competing against 2,000+ applicants for less than 10 scholarships.

However, most people will not be aware that many of the people who are awarded Hauser Scholarships turn them down. When I attended Harvard, 7 of my classmates (including myself) were awarded Hauser Scholarships. We turned them down to attend Harvard Law School. As a result, the students that were awarded the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarship were 'bumped' up to Hauser Scholars.

Let me know if you have any other queries.

Sincerely,

LLMSherpa
[quote]Hi Everyone, Does anybody have inputs on Hauser Scholarship Essay?[/quote]

Hey Azam Ghani:

As to inputs, the Hauser Committee will decide based on your general application and your legal issue essay. If you check out the profile of current Hauser Scholars (http://www.law.nyu.edu/global/hauserglobalscholars), you will see that they generally have impressive academic credentials and fantastic work experience. Essentially, you are competing against 2,000+ applicants for less than 10 scholarships.

However, most people will not be aware that many of the people who are awarded Hauser Scholarships turn them down. When I attended Harvard, 7 of my classmates (including myself) were awarded Hauser Scholarships. We turned them down to attend Harvard Law School. As a result, the students that were awarded the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarship were 'bumped' up to Hauser Scholars.

Let me know if you have any other queries.

Sincerely,

LLMSherpa


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anon12345
Anybody hear anything yet?
Anybody hear anything yet?
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MV20178
Anybody hear anything yet?


anon12345, NYU usually rolls out decisions around march.
[quote]Anybody hear anything yet? [/quote]

anon12345, NYU usually rolls out decisions around march.
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Hi Everyone, Does anybody have inputs on Hauser Scholarship Essay?


Hey Azam Ghani:

As to inputs, the Hauser Committee will decide based on your general application and your legal issue essay. If you check out the profile of current Hauser Scholars (http://www.law.nyu.edu/global/hauserglobalscholars), you will see that they generally have impressive academic credentials and fantastic work experience. Essentially, you are competing against 2,000+ applicants for less than 10 scholarships.

However, most people will not be aware that many of the people who are awarded Hauser Scholarships turn them down. When I attended Harvard, 7 of my classmates (including myself) were awarded Hauser Scholarships. We turned them down to attend Harvard Law School. As a result, the students that were awarded the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarship were 'bumped' up to Hauser Scholars.

Let me know if you have any other queries.

Sincerely,

LLMSherpa




This is very interesting information. When do they usually decide on scholarships? I am looking for scholarships from both NYU and Georgetown, but would not like to turn one offer to gamble on another...
[quote][quote]Hi Everyone, Does anybody have inputs on Hauser Scholarship Essay?[/quote]

Hey Azam Ghani:

As to inputs, the Hauser Committee will decide based on your general application and your legal issue essay. If you check out the profile of current Hauser Scholars (http://www.law.nyu.edu/global/hauserglobalscholars), you will see that they generally have impressive academic credentials and fantastic work experience. Essentially, you are competing against 2,000+ applicants for less than 10 scholarships.

However, most people will not be aware that many of the people who are awarded Hauser Scholarships turn them down. When I attended Harvard, 7 of my classmates (including myself) were awarded Hauser Scholarships. We turned them down to attend Harvard Law School. As a result, the students that were awarded the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Scholarship were 'bumped' up to Hauser Scholars.

Let me know if you have any other queries.

Sincerely,

LLMSherpa


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This is very interesting information. When do they usually decide on scholarships? I am looking for scholarships from both NYU and Georgetown, but would not like to turn one offer to gamble on another...



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koffie
Is anyone clear on what the app deadline is for foreign trained lawyers? NYU's website says 20th December (http://www.law.nyu.edu/graduateadmissions/whentoapply) while LSAC says 15th December?
Is anyone clear on what the app deadline is for foreign trained lawyers? NYU's website says 20th December (http://www.law.nyu.edu/graduateadmissions/whentoapply) while LSAC says 15th December?
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NYU the deadline from 15th to 20th. I believe this has been updated in LSAC website, but if it hasn't, it should change soon.
NYU the deadline from 15th to 20th. I believe this has been updated in LSAC website, but if it hasn't, it should change soon.
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koffie
thanks a lot!
thanks a lot!
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jhsucho
Could anybody give me suggestion?
I just completed my NYU application on LSAC, and found out that I forgot to put my LSAC number on my CV and personal statement. Should I mail to NYU to ask them to let me send revised documents to them? Thank you in advance!
Could anybody give me suggestion?
I just completed my NYU application on LSAC, and found out that I forgot to put my LSAC number on my CV and personal statement. Should I mail to NYU to ask them to let me send revised documents to them? Thank you in advance!
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jhsucho
Thank you guys!
Thank you guys!
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AdmissionL...
Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships.

[Edited by AdmissionLLM on Jan 17, 2018]

Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships.
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tepp90
Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships.


That's great news, thanks a lot and congratulations on your admittance!
[quote]Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships.[/quote]

That's great news, thanks a lot and congratulations on your admittance!
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darthsid
Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships.


Congratulations! When did you apply?
[quote]Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships.[/quote]

Congratulations! When did you apply?
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AdmissionL...
Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships. Two days later NYU also confirmed the completeness of the application.


Congratulations! When did you apply?


I sent my application on 20th November, but my transcripts were processed and forwarded by LSAC on 8th December.

[Edited by AdmissionLLM on Jan 17, 2018]

[quote][quote]Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships. Two days later NYU also confirmed the completeness of the application.[/quote]

Congratulations! When did you apply?[/quote]

I sent my application on 20th November, but my transcripts were processed and forwarded by LSAC on 8th December.
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MV20178
Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships.


Congrats AdmissinLLM!

Care to say to which program you appled for?
[quote]Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships.[/quote]

Congrats AdmissinLLM!

Care to say to which program you appled for?
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MV20178
Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships.


Congrats AdmissinLLM!

Care to say to which program you applied for?
[quote]Apparently, one can already hope for a decision.

Today I received an e-mail informing me about the success of my application. I have to decide until April 16th. A separate notification will be sent before this date regarding possible scholarships.[/quote]

Congrats AdmissinLLM!

Care to say to which program you applied for?
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Katicek
I was also admitted by email today. Just to answer previous question for those of you who are still waiting for the email from NYU - I applied really late...basically minutes before deadline.

I wish to all of you good luck.

Did most of you also applied to Harvard and Columbia?
I was also admitted by email today. Just to answer previous question for those of you who are still waiting for the email from NYU - I applied really late...basically minutes before deadline.

I wish to all of you good luck.

Did most of you also applied to Harvard and Columbia?
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