NYU Tax LLM - Domestic Candidates


mjp07

I applied to two LLM Tax programs, Florida and NYU. Can anyone please tell me what my chances of getting in are? I graduated from CLS with honors, BLR, and I've been a tax attorney for nearly two years at a top 15 law firm.

Congrats to all those that have already been accepted!

Thanks!

I applied to two LLM Tax programs, Florida and NYU. Can anyone please tell me what my chances of getting in are? I graduated from CLS with honors, BLR, and I've been a tax attorney for nearly two years at a top 15 law firm.

Congrats to all those that have already been accepted!

Thanks!
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rbp

I applied to two LLM Tax programs, Florida and NYU. Can anyone please tell me what my chances of getting in are? I graduated from CLS with honors, BLR, and I've been a tax attorney for nearly two years at a top 15 law firm.

Congrats to all those that have already been accepted!


Thanks!


It sounds as if your chances are excellent. When did you apply? With those credentials, I would expect you to get admitted within three weeks of your application going complete.

<blockquote>I applied to two LLM Tax programs, Florida and NYU. Can anyone please tell me what my chances of getting in are? I graduated from CLS with honors, BLR, and I've been a tax attorney for nearly two years at a top 15 law firm.

Congrats to all those that have already been accepted!



Thanks!</blockquote>

It sounds as if your chances are excellent. When did you apply? With those credentials, I would expect you to get admitted within three weeks of your application going complete.
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mjp07

I received an email this past Friday, April 3rd from NYU stating that my application was complete. My app to Florida should be complete early this week. I guess I'm a little nervous of my chances due to the fact that I applied so late.

I received an email this past Friday, April 3rd from NYU stating that my application was complete. My app to Florida should be complete early this week. I guess I'm a little nervous of my chances due to the fact that I applied so late.
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rbp

Although I can't guarantee anything, I don't think you have anything to worry about as long as you submitted everything but the April 1 deadline. NYU says they don't give priority to those who apply earlier, and that is why many students have not yet been accepted. They purposely leave open slots -- at least as far as I can tell. I received an admission e-mail 20 days after receiving the e-mail that my application when complete and your credentials seem better than mine.

I bet you hear before April 15 as they will be doing a rush job with the later applications.

Good luck!
rbp

Although I can't guarantee anything, I don't think you have anything to worry about as long as you submitted everything but the April 1 deadline. NYU says they don't give priority to those who apply earlier, and that is why many students have not yet been accepted. They purposely leave open slots -- at least as far as I can tell. I received an admission e-mail 20 days after receiving the e-mail that my application when complete and your credentials seem better than mine.

I bet you hear before April 15 as they will be doing a rush job with the later applications.

Good luck!
rbp
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phantomlaw

Have any other (domestic) NYU tax LL.M. applicants heard anything else about scholarships yet?

I received word about the Tax Law Review scholarship last week but am holding out hope that there could be more on the way. I don't want to sound greedy but at $42,000 for tuition plus the cost of living in NYC, even with a 50% Tax Law Review scholarship the expense is almost prohibitive.

Have any other (domestic) NYU tax LL.M. applicants heard anything else about scholarships yet?

I received word about the Tax Law Review scholarship last week but am holding out hope that there could be more on the way. I don't want to sound greedy but at $42,000 for tuition plus the cost of living in NYC, even with a 50% Tax Law Review scholarship the expense is almost prohibitive.
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rbp

I heard back, but unfortunately, only that I wasn't good enough to get any scholarship whatsoever :(

So, phantomlaw, I would be pretty happy with your half tuition scholarship if I were you.

I heard back, but unfortunately, only that I wasn't good enough to get any scholarship whatsoever :(

So, phantomlaw, I would be pretty happy with your half tuition scholarship if I were you.
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phisher

To the start of another week... good luck to all still waiting.

To the start of another week... good luck to all still waiting.
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rbp

Although it's been a difficult decision because of the economy and no scholarship, I have decided to attend.

Good luck to those still waiting.

Although it's been a difficult decision because of the economy and no scholarship, I have decided to attend.

Good luck to those still waiting.
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You say it is a tough decision, did you turn down a good job to attend? Do you think it will be tough to get a job post-LLM?

You say it is a tough decision, did you turn down a good job to attend? Do you think it will be tough to get a job post-LLM?
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rbp

The latter. It's just a prohibitive amount of money and I don't think law firms will be interviewing 10, 11 months from now. And I think those who will get jobs will be the very same people who also got scholarships! That is -- not me!

The latter. It's just a prohibitive amount of money and I don't think law firms will be interviewing 10, 11 months from now. And I think those who will get jobs will be the very same people who also got scholarships! That is -- not me!
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nehushtan

That's dumb. I'm one of the FEW students who didn't get JD scholarships at my top 20 law school, and I'm graduating in top 10% and LR with a biglaw offer -- but no NYU money, with the same creds as people I know who got money there. Scholarships are FAR from predictive re: how you'll do. Heck, the increased risk due to debt might even increase your motivation to do well. Scholarships for LLMs are unusual and your failure to get one is meaningless.

That's dumb. I'm one of the FEW students who didn't get JD scholarships at my top 20 law school, and I'm graduating in top 10% and LR with a biglaw offer -- but no NYU money, with the same creds as people I know who got money there. Scholarships are FAR from predictive re: how you'll do. Heck, the increased risk due to debt might even increase your motivation to do well. Scholarships for LLMs are unusual and your failure to get one is meaningless.
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Where are you gonna be trying to get a job after a year? I'm sure it might be real competitive in New York and Washington, and I would imagine you might have to do a little of the leg work yourself b/c jobs might not be as plentiful, but even as bad as the economy is the tax LLM from NYU still has to be worth it.

Where are you gonna be trying to get a job after a year? I'm sure it might be real competitive in New York and Washington, and I would imagine you might have to do a little of the leg work yourself b/c jobs might not be as plentiful, but even as bad as the economy is the tax LLM from NYU still has to be worth it.
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rbp

That's dumb. I'm one of the FEW students who didn't get JD scholarships at my top 20 law school, and I'm graduating in top 10% and LR with a biglaw offer -- but no NYU money, with the same creds as people I know who got money there. Scholarships are FAR from predictive re: how you'll do. Heck, the increased risk due to debt might even increase your motivation to do well. Scholarships for LLMs are unusual and your failure to get one is meaningless.


So will you be attending? Will you give up the bigLaw offer or did they offer you a deferral?

As for scholarships, it's different for the JD degree. Law firms don't ask to look at your undergraduate record. Law firms will ask to look at your JD record. There are so many undergraduate schools and so many different programs, that it's hard to make any real comparisons.

In any case, I think I am going to NYU more because I think NYU will be an interesting and intellectually challenging program than because I think it will land me a job in this economy.

<blockquote>That's dumb. I'm one of the FEW students who didn't get JD scholarships at my top 20 law school, and I'm graduating in top 10% and LR with a biglaw offer -- but no NYU money, with the same creds as people I know who got money there. Scholarships are FAR from predictive re: how you'll do. Heck, the increased risk due to debt might even increase your motivation to do well. Scholarships for LLMs are unusual and your failure to get one is meaningless.</blockquote>

So will you be attending? Will you give up the bigLaw offer or did they offer you a deferral?

As for scholarships, it's different for the JD degree. Law firms don't ask to look at your undergraduate record. Law firms will ask to look at your JD record. There are so many undergraduate schools and so many different programs, that it's hard to make any real comparisons.

In any case, I think I am going to NYU more because I think NYU will be an interesting and intellectually challenging program than because I think it will land me a job in this economy.

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nehushtan

I'm deferring until 2010. And yes, NYU it is.

In any event, you probably should care if you can get a job coming out.... as you know, NYU is expensive as all get out. But you know that already.

I'm deferring until 2010. And yes, NYU it is.

In any event, you probably should care if you can get a job coming out.... as you know, NYU is expensive as all get out. But you know that already.

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rbp

Are you deferring NYU and going to the biglaw job or are you deferring the biglaw job and attending NYU?

Just curious.

Are you deferring NYU and going to the biglaw job or are you deferring the biglaw job and attending NYU?

Just curious.
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nehushtan

deferring the job.

deferring the job.
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relduom

I just found out I was rejected from NYU. To pass along my stats to those still waiting to compare. Lower tier 1 school, top 15% of the class, five tax classes 4 A's and a C+ in partnership tax. I am pretty disappointed and am now going to have to decide between Georgetown and Florida. Two good options, but I was holding out for NYU.

I just found out I was rejected from NYU. To pass along my stats to those still waiting to compare. Lower tier 1 school, top 15% of the class, five tax classes 4 A's and a C+ in partnership tax. I am pretty disappointed and am now going to have to decide between Georgetown and Florida. Two good options, but I was holding out for NYU.
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man thats tough. my stats are very similar to those, so i'm concerned now. when did your application go complete? also, how did you find out (email, regular mail?)?

man thats tough. my stats are very similar to those, so i'm concerned now. when did your application go complete? also, how did you find out (email, regular mail?)?
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relduom

I went complete sometime in early February. I found out via email. I am really disappointed, but there are worse things in life.

I went complete sometime in early February. I found out via email. I am really disappointed, but there are worse things in life.
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Yea, thats tough with those stats. I would think you would at worst get wait listed and then possibly accepted towards the end of the summer depending on the number of people choosing to enroll, but i really don't know how the process works. Are you thinking GULC or UF?

Yea, thats tough with those stats. I would think you would at worst get wait listed and then possibly accepted towards the end of the summer depending on the number of people choosing to enroll, but i really don't know how the process works. Are you thinking GULC or UF?
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