NYU Tax LLM - Domestic Candidates


relduom

I am leaning toward GULC for three reasons. The Employee Benefits program they have, Georgetown's name, and I want to be in the northeast.

I am leaning toward GULC for three reasons. The Employee Benefits program they have, Georgetown's name, and I want to be in the northeast.
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ok, yea i would definitely think GU if you want to be in the northeast. I want to be in the south, so it's a tough decision between GU and UF if I don't get into NYU b/c of the GU name.

ok, yea i would definitely think GU if you want to be in the northeast. I want to be in the south, so it's a tough decision between GU and UF if I don't get into NYU b/c of the GU name.
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mjp07

I was very surprised to hear back so quickly, my app went complete on April 3rd, I found out that I got accepted on the 8th. I am waiting to hear back from Florida. Florida is my first choice due to the cost. I was really hoping to get a scholarship to NYU.

I was very surprised to hear back so quickly, my app went complete on April 3rd, I found out that I got accepted on the 8th. I am waiting to hear back from Florida. Florida is my first choice due to the cost. I was really hoping to get a scholarship to NYU.
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Photobug

What were your stats?

What were your stats?
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mjp, i would also like to hear your stats. that is impressive to hear back that fast.

mjp, i would also like to hear your stats. that is impressive to hear back that fast.
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Theblitz27

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.


Thanks for the info...sorry to hear about the decision. When you say "tier 1" are you referring to the top 50 or the top 100?

<blockquote>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.</blockquote>

Thanks for the info...sorry to hear about the decision. When you say "tier 1" are you referring to the top 50 or the top 100?
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mjp07

Stats-top 5 law school, business law review, currently a tax associate for a top 15 firm, graduated in 07. I took 7 tax classes in law school. NYU needs a decision by the 24th, I really hope to hear back from Florida before then.

Stats-top 5 law school, business law review, currently a tax associate for a top 15 firm, graduated in 07. I took 7 tax classes in law school. NYU needs a decision by the 24th, I really hope to hear back from Florida before then.
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Dude, I really don't think you need to be sweating the decision at UF. If you would rather go there, I would call UF before the 24th and explain your situation.

Dude, I really don't think you need to be sweating the decision at UF. If you would rather go there, I would call UF before the 24th and explain your situation.
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Photobug

That's exactly what I was about to suggest. I'm sure they'd love to hear you'd rather go there than NYU. Talk about an ego boost...

That's exactly what I was about to suggest. I'm sure they'd love to hear you'd rather go there than NYU. Talk about an ego boost...
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nehushtan

MJP- somewhat off topic, but why are you leaving work to get the LLM (doesn't sound like your firm is paying for it, and sounds like you're relatively established as a tax attorney + strong resume...)

To the poster who just got bad news from NYU- I am very surprised and sorry to hear that as well. Sounds like you have good options though. For what it's worth, I'd probably go gtown; DC's a great city for those of us who want to practice tax law, and the school is obviously highly respected in the northeast where you want to practice.

MJP- somewhat off topic, but why are you leaving work to get the LLM (doesn't sound like your firm is paying for it, and sounds like you're relatively established as a tax attorney + strong resume...)

To the poster who just got bad news from NYU- I am very surprised and sorry to hear that as well. Sounds like you have good options though. For what it's worth, I'd probably go gtown; DC's a great city for those of us who want to practice tax law, and the school is obviously highly respected in the northeast where you want to practice.
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Edited, mixed up b/w 2 different people.

Edited, mixed up b/w 2 different people.
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Photobug

I think you've misread. Mjp was accepted, not rejected.

I think you've misread. Mjp was accepted, not rejected.
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mjp07

I thought I was becoming pretty well established in my tax career as well, but due to the economy I am soon to be a former tax associate at my firm. I have looked to either find a new tax job or go get my LLM, but the latter appears to be much easier than the former at the moment. Having said that, I was very interested in doing an LLM when I came out of law school and hopefully it will allow me to gain some exposure/background in some areas of interest to me that I was not getting at my law firm.

I thought I was becoming pretty well established in my tax career as well, but due to the economy I am soon to be a former tax associate at my firm. I have looked to either find a new tax job or go get my LLM, but the latter appears to be much easier than the former at the moment. Having said that, I was very interested in doing an LLM when I came out of law school and hopefully it will allow me to gain some exposure/background in some areas of interest to me that I was not getting at my law firm.
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nehushtan

Mjp- interesting. Yeah, that's pretty much why I decided to defer my start date (hopefully that will not turn out to be a bad decision) - it didn't seem like the best year to try to break into tax practice at a large law firm, and the LLM sounded like a more productive (albeit more expensive) way to spend the year. Here's hoping for a better 2010...

Good luck to you.

Mjp- interesting. Yeah, that's pretty much why I decided to defer my start date (hopefully that will not turn out to be a bad decision) - it didn't seem like the best year to try to break into tax practice at a large law firm, and the LLM sounded like a more productive (albeit more expensive) way to spend the year. Here's hoping for a better 2010...

Good luck to you.
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relduom

I thought tier 1 meant top 100 to respond to the post a while ago. My school ranked right around 75 depending on what list you look at. Good luck to all.

I thought tier 1 meant top 100 to respond to the post a while ago. My school ranked right around 75 depending on what list you look at. Good luck to all.
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phantomlaw

Checking back - anyone heard anything?

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

Checking back - anyone heard anything?

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

Still waiting here...

Still waiting here...
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akgk09

I am also waiting for a response. The website states that all decisions for domestic applicants will be released by late JUNE. This is insane!

I am also waiting for a response. The website states that all decisions for domestic applicants will be released by late JUNE. This is insane!
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rbp

I suspect there will be a flurry of decisions in the next few days. The end of the day today is the deadline for most students offered admission to accept or reject.

Good luck!

I suspect there will be a flurry of decisions in the next few days. The end of the day today is the deadline for most students offered admission to accept or reject.

Good luck!
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mw3L08

Let's hope you're right and we get some action in the next few days... Though I'm not sure I would expect anything much in less than a week.

Hopefully they've got everything sorted so every time they get a will-not-attend they have an acceptance ready to deliver, but they could easily take a week to review the will/will-not attend responses and then another week to send out new acceptances.

good luck.

Let's hope you're right and we get some action in the next few days... Though I'm not sure I would expect anything much in less than a week.

Hopefully they've got everything sorted so every time they get a will-not-attend they have an acceptance ready to deliver, but they could easily take a week to review the will/will-not attend responses and then another week to send out new acceptances.

good luck.
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