NYU Tax LLM taking questions


Tax12
1) As far as I know, there is no designation on your transcript, but I don't think this really matters. If an employer is hiring for a specific area of the law, they will either ask for a transcript or you will bring up your specific classes in your cover letter/interview.

2) The TIP results have come out, but I am only know of a few results other than mine. It seems that all of the things you pointed out are very important, but it is hard to say which is more important than any other. It is worth noting that JD grades are very important, possibly moreso than LLM grades.

Tax 12, thank you for taking questions. I have two of my own.

1) The NYU website suggests that "specializations" or tracks are available within the domestic tax llm program. If you choose a specialization and take the classes associated with the specialization, does that designation appear on your transcript?

2) Have TIP interviews results been sent out? What can you tell us about the types of students who received a significant amount of call backs? Higher grades? Market connections? Prior experience?

Thank you.
1) As far as I know, there is no designation on your transcript, but I don't think this really matters. If an employer is hiring for a specific area of the law, they will either ask for a transcript or you will bring up your specific classes in your cover letter/interview.

2) The TIP results have come out, but I am only know of a few results other than mine. It seems that all of the things you pointed out are very important, but it is hard to say which is more important than any other. It is worth noting that JD grades are very important, possibly moreso than LLM grades.

<blockquote>Tax 12, thank you for taking questions. I have two of my own.

1) The NYU website suggests that "specializations" or tracks are available within the domestic tax llm program. If you choose a specialization and take the classes associated with the specialization, does that designation appear on your transcript?

2) Have TIP interviews results been sent out? What can you tell us about the types of students who received a significant amount of call backs? Higher grades? Market connections? Prior experience?

Thank you. </blockquote>
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TaxLaw123
I am a current NYU Domestic Tax LLM and I am willing to answer any questions about this program, but I have no information about any other LLM programs, even at NYU.


Is there any correlation between success in JD tax classes and success in Tax LLM classes. For example, did people who took numerous JD tax classes and did well in those classes, do well in their corresponding Tax LLM classes? (sorry if that sounds confusing)
<blockquote>I am a current NYU Domestic Tax LLM and I am willing to answer any questions about this program, but I have no information about any other LLM programs, even at NYU.</blockquote>

Is there any correlation between success in JD tax classes and success in Tax LLM classes. For example, did people who took numerous JD tax classes and did well in those classes, do well in their corresponding Tax LLM classes? (sorry if that sounds confusing)
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Tax12
Absolutely. If you learned the basics quickly in your JD tax classes, you will be at an advantage in your LLM classes. That being said, this same logic does not apply to "Business" classes, only tax-centric courses.

I am a current NYU Domestic Tax LLM and I am willing to answer any questions about this program, but I have no information about any other LLM programs, even at NYU.


Is there any correlation between success in JD tax classes and success in Tax LLM classes. For example, did people who took numerous JD tax classes and did well in those classes, do well in their corresponding Tax LLM classes? (sorry if that sounds confusing)
Absolutely. If you learned the basics quickly in your JD tax classes, you will be at an advantage in your LLM classes. That being said, this same logic does not apply to "Business" classes, only tax-centric courses.

<blockquote><blockquote>I am a current NYU Domestic Tax LLM and I am willing to answer any questions about this program, but I have no information about any other LLM programs, even at NYU.</blockquote>

Is there any correlation between success in JD tax classes and success in Tax LLM classes. For example, did people who took numerous JD tax classes and did well in those classes, do well in their corresponding Tax LLM classes? (sorry if that sounds confusing)</blockquote>
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annawater
Hello Tax12,

Thank you for your question-taking post.

I am a foreign applicant admitted by domestic tax program yesterday. Since I am not offered any scholarship, I do care about the job market for domestic tax llm.

From your other posts, I understand most of the graduates go to Big Four tax department, but at least most of them can get a job. How about the job market for foreign graduates in domestic tax program? Are they able to find a decent professional job after graduation?

Thank you so much in advance and your reply is most appreciated.
Hello Tax12,

Thank you for your question-taking post.

I am a foreign applicant admitted by domestic tax program yesterday. Since I am not offered any scholarship, I do care about the job market for domestic tax llm.

From your other posts, I understand most of the graduates go to Big Four tax department, but at least most of them can get a job. How about the job market for foreign graduates in domestic tax program? Are they able to find a decent professional job after graduation?

Thank you so much in advance and your reply is most appreciated.
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Tax12
I don't know much about the job market for foreign-trained attorneys, unfortunately. There was another poster on here last year who was a foreign-trained attorney coming here from Italy??? or Spain??? She would be a better source


Hello Tax12,

Thank you for your question-taking post.

I am a foreign applicant admitted by domestic tax program yesterday. Since I am not offered any scholarship, I do care about the job market for domestic tax llm.

From your other posts, I understand most of the graduates go to Big Four tax department, but at least most of them can get a job. How about the job market for foreign graduates in domestic tax program? Are they able to find a decent professional job after graduation?

Thank you so much in advance and your reply is most appreciated.
I don't know much about the job market for foreign-trained attorneys, unfortunately. There was another poster on here last year who was a foreign-trained attorney coming here from Italy??? or Spain??? She would be a better source


<blockquote>Hello Tax12,

Thank you for your question-taking post.

I am a foreign applicant admitted by domestic tax program yesterday. Since I am not offered any scholarship, I do care about the job market for domestic tax llm.

From your other posts, I understand most of the graduates go to Big Four tax department, but at least most of them can get a job. How about the job market for foreign graduates in domestic tax program? Are they able to find a decent professional job after graduation?

Thank you so much in advance and your reply is most appreciated.
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weatherlol
Tax12, just an update, I have been admitted to NYU FT taxation. Very happy about it;)
what about the Domestic J.Ds? Are they generally able to locate an offer through either OCI or TIP? what is more important: 1) JD grade /JD school rank or 2) LLM grade or 3) anything others: i.e: language, experience. etc
Thank you!


I don't know much about the job market for foreign-trained attorneys, unfortunately. There was another poster on here last year who was a foreign-trained attorney coming here from Italy??? or Spain??? She would be a better source


Hello Tax12,

Thank you for your question-taking post.

I am a foreign applicant admitted by domestic tax program yesterday. Since I am not offered any scholarship, I do care about the job market for domestic tax llm.

From your other posts, I understand most of the graduates go to Big Four tax department, but at least most of them can get a job. How about the job market for foreign graduates in domestic tax program? Are they able to find a decent professional job after graduation?

Thank you so much in advance and your reply is most appreciated.
Tax12, just an update, I have been admitted to NYU FT taxation. Very happy about it;)
what about the Domestic J.Ds? Are they generally able to locate an offer through either OCI or TIP? what is more important: 1) JD grade /JD school rank or 2) LLM grade or 3) anything others: i.e: language, experience. etc
Thank you!


<blockquote>I don't know much about the job market for foreign-trained attorneys, unfortunately. There was another poster on here last year who was a foreign-trained attorney coming here from Italy??? or Spain??? She would be a better source


<blockquote>Hello Tax12,

Thank you for your question-taking post.

I am a foreign applicant admitted by domestic tax program yesterday. Since I am not offered any scholarship, I do care about the job market for domestic tax llm.

From your other posts, I understand most of the graduates go to Big Four tax department, but at least most of them can get a job. How about the job market for foreign graduates in domestic tax program? Are they able to find a decent professional job after graduation?

Thank you so much in advance and your reply is most appreciated.
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annawater
I don't know much about the job market for foreign-trained attorneys, unfortunately. There was another poster on here last year who was a foreign-trained attorney coming here from Italy??? or Spain??? She would be a better source


Hello Tax12,

Thank you for your question-taking post.

I am a foreign applicant admitted by domestic tax program yesterday. Since I am not offered any scholarship, I do care about the job market for domestic tax llm.

From your other posts, I understand most of the graduates go to Big Four tax department, but at least most of them can get a job. How about the job market for foreign graduates in domestic tax program? Are they able to find a decent professional job after graduation?

Thank you so much in advance and your reply is most appreciated.


Thank you, Tax12. I will try to dig out the previous post. :)
<blockquote>I don't know much about the job market for foreign-trained attorneys, unfortunately. There was another poster on here last year who was a foreign-trained attorney coming here from Italy??? or Spain??? She would be a better source


<blockquote>Hello Tax12,

Thank you for your question-taking post.

I am a foreign applicant admitted by domestic tax program yesterday. Since I am not offered any scholarship, I do care about the job market for domestic tax llm.

From your other posts, I understand most of the graduates go to Big Four tax department, but at least most of them can get a job. How about the job market for foreign graduates in domestic tax program? Are they able to find a decent professional job after graduation?

Thank you so much in advance and your reply is most appreciated.
</blockquote></blockquote>

Thank you, Tax12. I will try to dig out the previous post. :)
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Tax12
Congratulations on being admitted! Right now we are all in the process of getting callbacks from TIP, which is definitely the main source of jobs through NYU. I would say that as of right now 45-55% of the class have secured jobs and another 10-15% are wating on TIP callbacks to sort themselves out. One important thing to be aware of is that about half of the TIP interviews were for Big 4 positions. Outside of TIP, people have secured jobs in other states through working their own connections, which seems to be effective.
It is important to introduce yourself to employers in your target area as soon as possible, so that you can follow-up during Christmas break to get an interview.

Tax12, just an update, I have been admitted to NYU FT taxation. Very happy about it;)
what about the Domestic J.Ds? Are they generally able to locate an offer through either OCI or TIP? what is more important: 1) JD grade /JD school rank or 2) LLM grade or 3) anything others: i.e: language, experience. etc
Thank you!
Congratulations on being admitted! Right now we are all in the process of getting callbacks from TIP, which is definitely the main source of jobs through NYU. I would say that as of right now 45-55% of the class have secured jobs and another 10-15% are wating on TIP callbacks to sort themselves out. One important thing to be aware of is that about half of the TIP interviews were for Big 4 positions. Outside of TIP, people have secured jobs in other states through working their own connections, which seems to be effective.
It is important to introduce yourself to employers in your target area as soon as possible, so that you can follow-up during Christmas break to get an interview.

<blockquote>Tax12, just an update, I have been admitted to NYU FT taxation. Very happy about it;)
what about the Domestic J.Ds? Are they generally able to locate an offer through either OCI or TIP? what is more important: 1) JD grade /JD school rank or 2) LLM grade or 3) anything others: i.e: language, experience. etc
Thank you!
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I am a current NYU Domestic Tax LLM and I am willing to answer any questions about this program, but I have no information about any other LLM programs, even at NYU.


Hey, I was wondering if you could give me any indication of my job prospects. I recently learned that I was admitted into NYU's Tax LLM FT. I graduated from a T2 law school magna cum laude and am currently clerking for a federal magistrate judge somewhere in the 5th circuit (i.e. not close to NY).

I have good experience generally -- internships, this clerkship, summer position 2L year; however, my resume certainly doesn't read "Tax." The only tax specific thing I have is that I was the student director of VITA and I didn't take tax classes.

Thanks in advance and let me know if there is any additional info you need.
<blockquote>I am a current NYU Domestic Tax LLM and I am willing to answer any questions about this program, but I have no information about any other LLM programs, even at NYU.</blockquote>

Hey, I was wondering if you could give me any indication of my job prospects. I recently learned that I was admitted into NYU's Tax LLM FT. I graduated from a T2 law school magna cum laude and am currently clerking for a federal magistrate judge somewhere in the 5th circuit (i.e. not close to NY).

I have good experience generally -- internships, this clerkship, summer position 2L year; however, my resume certainly doesn't read "Tax." The only tax specific thing I have is that I was the student director of VITA and I didn't take tax classes.

Thanks in advance and let me know if there is any additional info you need.
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weatherlol
Tax 12, Thank you for the update! I assume you also have secured an offer and wish you the best luck in your future career.


Congratulations on being admitted! Right now we are all in the process of getting callbacks from TIP, which is definitely the main source of jobs through NYU. I would say that as of right now 45-55% of the class have secured jobs and another 10-15% are wating on TIP callbacks to sort themselves out. One important thing to be aware of is that about half of the TIP interviews were for Big 4 positions. Outside of TIP, people have secured jobs in other states through working their own connections, which seems to be effective.
It is important to introduce yourself to employers in your target area as soon as possible, so that you can follow-up during Christmas break to get an interview.

Tax12, just an update, I have been admitted to NYU FT taxation. Very happy about it;)
what about the Domestic J.Ds? Are they generally able to locate an offer through either OCI or TIP? what is more important: 1) JD grade /JD school rank or 2) LLM grade or 3) anything others: i.e: language, experience. etc
Thank you!
Tax 12, Thank you for the update! I assume you also have secured an offer and wish you the best luck in your future career.


<blockquote>Congratulations on being admitted! Right now we are all in the process of getting callbacks from TIP, which is definitely the main source of jobs through NYU. I would say that as of right now 45-55% of the class have secured jobs and another 10-15% are wating on TIP callbacks to sort themselves out. One important thing to be aware of is that about half of the TIP interviews were for Big 4 positions. Outside of TIP, people have secured jobs in other states through working their own connections, which seems to be effective.
It is important to introduce yourself to employers in your target area as soon as possible, so that you can follow-up during Christmas break to get an interview.

<blockquote>Tax12, just an update, I have been admitted to NYU FT taxation. Very happy about it;)
what about the Domestic J.Ds? Are they generally able to locate an offer through either OCI or TIP? what is more important: 1) JD grade /JD school rank or 2) LLM grade or 3) anything others: i.e: language, experience. etc
Thank you!
</blockquote></blockquote></blockquote></blockquote>
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Tax12, two questions for you:

1. I applied for the PT program back in December (with letters of rec trailing in later). Any idea when I might expect to hear a decision considering it is the PT program and on a different admissions schedule than FT?

2. Also, any idea of my chances:

JD, magna, from Tier 3 with good reputation for tax. Slightly above top quarter for class rank.
3.75 GPA in the 7 tax classes I took. Did VITA and officer in Tax Law Society. Published journal editor on Note tangentially related to tax.
Spent last 2 years working at large accounting firm on variety of tax issues (mostly estate & gift). Admitted to two state bars and the Tax Court. Also have MBA and working towards CPA (should be done by Fall)

Thanks!


I am a current NYU Domestic Tax LLM and I am willing to answer any questions about this program, but I have no information about any other LLM programs, even at NYU.
Tax12, two questions for you:

1. I applied for the PT program back in December (with letters of rec trailing in later). Any idea when I might expect to hear a decision considering it is the PT program and on a different admissions schedule than FT?

2. Also, any idea of my chances:

JD, magna, from Tier 3 with good reputation for tax. Slightly above top quarter for class rank.
3.75 GPA in the 7 tax classes I took. Did VITA and officer in Tax Law Society. Published journal editor on Note tangentially related to tax.
Spent last 2 years working at large accounting firm on variety of tax issues (mostly estate & gift). Admitted to two state bars and the Tax Court. Also have MBA and working towards CPA (should be done by Fall)

Thanks!



<blockquote>I am a current NYU Domestic Tax LLM and I am willing to answer any questions about this program, but I have no information about any other LLM programs, even at NYU.</blockquote>
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I was admitted to the FT program with similar stats no better than yours. YOu are a lock.
I was admitted to the FT program with similar stats no better than yours. YOu are a lock.
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calitax
I was admitted to the full time program today. Applied on March 4 and went complete on March 13.

Now it is time to figure out if I am going to go....
I was admitted to the full time program today. Applied on March 4 and went complete on March 13.

Now it is time to figure out if I am going to go....
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weatherlol
After observed couple forums for the law students, I think the conventional wisdom suggest that GPA and Tax course works kind of like GPA/ LSAT score when u applying to law school. If you got both, great! if you GPA in law school sucks, better offset that with extensive tax courses or tax experience.
I dont know what's your chance are: but I can tell you my status ( i was admitted in early March):
T2 J.D/ GPA: 3.688, around Top 10% of my class/ 2 summer externship/internship in International Law Firm in Beijing/ Bilingual / Non-tax Law review editor / only 1 reg tax and taking Bus Tax now. Tax grade was a B. ( ouch, i know) / But all As/A- for business related course ( IBT, M&A, etc)
Good Luck and hope to see you on campus


Tax12, two questions for you:

1. I applied for the PT program back in December (with letters of rec trailing in later). Any idea when I might expect to hear a decision considering it is the PT program and on a different admissions schedule than FT?

2. Also, any idea of my chances:

JD, magna, from Tier 3 with good reputation for tax. Slightly above top quarter for class rank.
3.75 GPA in the 7 tax classes I took. Did VITA and officer in Tax Law Society. Published journal editor on Note tangentially related to tax.
Spent last 2 years working at large accounting firm on variety of tax issues (mostly estate & gift). Admitted to two state bars and the Tax Court. Also have MBA and working towards CPA (should be done by Fall)

Thanks!


I am a current NYU Domestic Tax LLM and I am willing to answer any questions about this program, but I have no information about any other LLM programs, even at NYU.
After observed couple forums for the law students, I think the conventional wisdom suggest that GPA and Tax course works kind of like GPA/ LSAT score when u applying to law school. If you got both, great! if you GPA in law school sucks, better offset that with extensive tax courses or tax experience.
I dont know what's your chance are: but I can tell you my status ( i was admitted in early March):
T2 J.D/ GPA: 3.688, around Top 10% of my class/ 2 summer externship/internship in International Law Firm in Beijing/ Bilingual / Non-tax Law review editor / only 1 reg tax and taking Bus Tax now. Tax grade was a B. ( ouch, i know) / But all As/A- for business related course ( IBT, M&A, etc)
Good Luck and hope to see you on campus


<blockquote>Tax12, two questions for you:

1. I applied for the PT program back in December (with letters of rec trailing in later). Any idea when I might expect to hear a decision considering it is the PT program and on a different admissions schedule than FT?

2. Also, any idea of my chances:

JD, magna, from Tier 3 with good reputation for tax. Slightly above top quarter for class rank.
3.75 GPA in the 7 tax classes I took. Did VITA and officer in Tax Law Society. Published journal editor on Note tangentially related to tax.
Spent last 2 years working at large accounting firm on variety of tax issues (mostly estate & gift). Admitted to two state bars and the Tax Court. Also have MBA and working towards CPA (should be done by Fall)

Thanks!




<blockquote>I am a current NYU Domestic Tax LLM and I am willing to answer any questions about this program, but I have no information about any other LLM programs, even at NYU.</blockquote></blockquote>
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jh27
Thank you for taking question, hope you are still are around.

I have a couple questions:
1) what do you think my chances are of being admitted to NYU, UF, g-town. I am at a 3rd tier law school. Have a 3.50- 3.52 GPA (at least top 10%). graduated one semester early. I got a B+ in my fed tax class, Booked business planning (which is tax intensive), will get at least an A- in estate planning, A in business entities, A- in securities. I have worked for an interenational real estate investment/developer this for about 7-8 months. No other tax experience.

2) What would you recommend focusing on in your personal statement?

3) how is the job market for 3rd tier JD/llm from one of those programs?

Thank you.
Thank you for taking question, hope you are still are around.

I have a couple questions:
1) what do you think my chances are of being admitted to NYU, UF, g-town. I am at a 3rd tier law school. Have a 3.50- 3.52 GPA (at least top 10%). graduated one semester early. I got a B+ in my fed tax class, Booked business planning (which is tax intensive), will get at least an A- in estate planning, A in business entities, A- in securities. I have worked for an interenational real estate investment/developer this for about 7-8 months. No other tax experience.

2) What would you recommend focusing on in your personal statement?

3) how is the job market for 3rd tier JD/llm from one of those programs?

Thank you.
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BS
Guys,

I have a problem. I can't access to the application status check in the website of NYU.

Has anyone the same issue?

Thks
Guys,

I have a problem. I can't access to the application status check in the website of NYU.

Has anyone the same issue?

Thks
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