Tax LLM 2012-2013


runnergirl

I'm a US-educated student, graduated with my JD in 2011, and I have applied to the Tax LLM programs at NYU, Georgetown and UF. I know it is early in the process but I was wondering if anyone else out there has already started sending in apps, getting correspondence from the schools, etc. I received an email from GULC on Monday and from NYU today confirming that my application was received. Also thought I could use this board to vent some of my nervous energy, as I don't exactly know what to expect regarding getting admitted or getting a scholarship. I absolutely love tax law and hope to teach it some day!

I'm a US-educated student, graduated with my JD in 2011, and I have applied to the Tax LLM programs at NYU, Georgetown and UF. I know it is early in the process but I was wondering if anyone else out there has already started sending in apps, getting correspondence from the schools, etc. I received an email from GULC on Monday and from NYU today confirming that my application was received. Also thought I could use this board to vent some of my nervous energy, as I don't exactly know what to expect regarding getting admitted or getting a scholarship. I absolutely love tax law and hope to teach it some day!
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Inactive User

Hi, I'm in a similar situation--although I am graduating this year. I'm applying to all of the above tax LLM programs, as well as Boston, Miami, Northwestern, and San Diego. I've also started sending in my apps and dealing with all of the hassles of using LSAC (and those associated with the schools that don't make use of LSAC).

I'm pretty lost as to what my admissions chances are at any of these schools, hence the number of applications. I am a little surprised that more of the LLM programs do not publish admissions statistics.

Hi, I'm in a similar situation--although I am graduating this year. I'm applying to all of the above tax LLM programs, as well as Boston, Miami, Northwestern, and San Diego. I've also started sending in my apps and dealing with all of the hassles of using LSAC (and those associated with the schools that don't make use of LSAC).

I'm pretty lost as to what my admissions chances are at any of these schools, hence the number of applications. I am a little surprised that more of the LLM programs do not publish admissions statistics.
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runnergirl

Yep - I've looked all over the place for actual admission statistics.. "strong academic credentials" or "top 1/3 of the class" seems to be about as specific as anyone's willing to get. I am so impatient... I can't imagine waiting until next spring to find out results.

Yep - I've looked all over the place for actual admission statistics.. "strong academic credentials" or "top 1/3 of the class" seems to be about as specific as anyone's willing to get. I am so impatient... I can't imagine waiting until next spring to find out results.
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taxllm

Hi, I'm in a similar situation--although I am graduating this year. I'm applying to all of the above tax LLM programs, as well as Boston, Miami, Northwestern, and San Diego. I've also started sending in my apps and dealing with all of the hassles of using LSAC (and those associated with the schools that don't make use of LSAC).

I'm pretty lost as to what my admissions chances are at any of these schools, hence the number of applications. I am a little surprised that more of the LLM programs do not publish admissions statistics.


Statistics such as GPA/rank, are probably of little value to a prospective applicant anyway since there are a myriad of other factors that might have been at play such as grade inflation/deflation, that some law schools don't publish a class rank or percentile, law school rank, outside work experience, demonstrated interest in tax, grades in tax classes, published work and other such accomplishments, recommendations, etc.

<blockquote>Hi, I'm in a similar situation--although I am graduating this year. I'm applying to all of the above tax LLM programs, as well as Boston, Miami, Northwestern, and San Diego. I've also started sending in my apps and dealing with all of the hassles of using LSAC (and those associated with the schools that don't make use of LSAC).

I'm pretty lost as to what my admissions chances are at any of these schools, hence the number of applications. I am a little surprised that more of the LLM programs do not publish admissions statistics.</blockquote>

Statistics such as GPA/rank, are probably of little value to a prospective applicant anyway since there are a myriad of other factors that might have been at play such as grade inflation/deflation, that some law schools don't publish a class rank or percentile, law school rank, outside work experience, demonstrated interest in tax, grades in tax classes, published work and other such accomplishments, recommendations, etc.
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CalBears

Still waiting for a professor to send in her LOR, but hopefully I will have my application completed by the end of the month. I will be applying to NYU, UF, Georgetown, and Northwestern.

Is there any reason to have the applications in so early? It seems like they don't even send out decisions until around January.

Still waiting for a professor to send in her LOR, but hopefully I will have my application completed by the end of the month. I will be applying to NYU, UF, Georgetown, and Northwestern.

Is there any reason to have the applications in so early? It seems like they don't even send out decisions until around January.
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taxllm

I think, for example with nyu, the decisions for admissions and scholarships are made on a rolling basis and the letters are sent out in waves.

I think, for example with nyu, the decisions for admissions and scholarships are made on a rolling basis and the letters are sent out in waves.
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Still waiting for a professor to send in her LOR, but hopefully I will have my application completed by the end of the month. I will be applying to NYU, UF, Georgetown, and Northwestern.

Is there any reason to have the applications in so early? It seems like they don't even send out decisions until around January.


I also applied to NYU, Florida, Georgetown, Northwestern. I am hoping to go to Florida. So far I haven't heard from anyone, although I did have a "Skype Interview" with Northwestern that went well. I wish I knew more about the admissions criteria and these schools.

Does anyone know how these schools inform you whether or not you have been admitted? Especially Florida since their process is so different from the others.

<blockquote>Still waiting for a professor to send in her LOR, but hopefully I will have my application completed by the end of the month. I will be applying to NYU, UF, Georgetown, and Northwestern.

Is there any reason to have the applications in so early? It seems like they don't even send out decisions until around January.</blockquote>

I also applied to NYU, Florida, Georgetown, Northwestern. I am hoping to go to Florida. So far I haven't heard from anyone, although I did have a "Skype Interview" with Northwestern that went well. I wish I knew more about the admissions criteria and these schools.

Does anyone know how these schools inform you whether or not you have been admitted? Especially Florida since their process is so different from the others.
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runnergirl

I believe Florida sends out letters of admission via snail mail. I've been in contact with Trudi Reid in the admissions office at UF. She's always very helpful with questions and usually gets back to me within the hour. NYU and Georgetown both have applicant online status checks, and when I log in both say that my application is complete. I am pretty sure that for NYU and Georgetown, we'll get an email once a decision has been made, and until then we can just continue to check online and see whether our status changes from complete to decision... sitting in front of a computer all day, I check more than is probably healthy. A little OCD never hurt anybody, right?

I believe Florida sends out letters of admission via snail mail. I've been in contact with Trudi Reid in the admissions office at UF. She's always very helpful with questions and usually gets back to me within the hour. NYU and Georgetown both have applicant online status checks, and when I log in both say that my application is complete. I am pretty sure that for NYU and Georgetown, we'll get an email once a decision has been made, and until then we can just continue to check online and see whether our status changes from complete to decision... sitting in front of a computer all day, I check more than is probably healthy. A little OCD never hurt anybody, right?
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I believe Florida sends out letters of admission via snail mail. I've been in contact with Trudi Reid in the admissions office at UF. She's always very helpful with questions and usually gets back to me within the hour. NYU and Georgetown both have applicant online status checks, and when I log in both say that my application is complete. I am pretty sure that for NYU and Georgetown, we'll get an email once a decision has been made, and until then we can just continue to check online and see whether our status changes from complete to decision... sitting in front of a computer all day, I check more than is probably healthy. A little OCD never hurt anybody, right?


Trudi is great! She is really nice and really good about returning phone calls/e-mails. Did they tell you when to expect a decision? I am still a 3L so they will probably wait until my fall grades come out unless I really Wow them with 2 years of credentials. Do you know anything else about Florida?

<blockquote>I believe Florida sends out letters of admission via snail mail. I've been in contact with Trudi Reid in the admissions office at UF. She's always very helpful with questions and usually gets back to me within the hour. NYU and Georgetown both have applicant online status checks, and when I log in both say that my application is complete. I am pretty sure that for NYU and Georgetown, we'll get an email once a decision has been made, and until then we can just continue to check online and see whether our status changes from complete to decision... sitting in front of a computer all day, I check more than is probably healthy. A little OCD never hurt anybody, right?</blockquote>

Trudi is great! She is really nice and really good about returning phone calls/e-mails. Did they tell you when to expect a decision? I am still a 3L so they will probably wait until my fall grades come out unless I really Wow them with 2 years of credentials. Do you know anything else about Florida?
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runnergirl

I actually talked to somebody else on this board who was admitted to Florida already. Check out the AppTracker tool - he reported it on there as well. So I'm thinking Florida probably issues its decisions earlier than most. I don't know when we should be expecting any decisions. I'm guessing the stronger the applicant, the earlier he or she will know. As far as myself - my grades were really good (graduated summa, 5th in my class and have a masters of science in tax)... however my law school is Tier 3 and very regional (like 4 people ever leave Ohio). So, where that puts me in the grand scheme of applicants, I have no idea - I'm guessing somewhere in the middle. It seems rational that the LLM programs, since they have modified rolling admissions, will issue quick decisions to those who are ideal candidates and hold off on those who are borderline until the deadlines pass. I'm hoping for early 2012 notification but am mentally preparing myself to wait until April.

I actually talked to somebody else on this board who was admitted to Florida already. Check out the AppTracker tool - he reported it on there as well. So I'm thinking Florida probably issues its decisions earlier than most. I don't know when we should be expecting any decisions. I'm guessing the stronger the applicant, the earlier he or she will know. As far as myself - my grades were really good (graduated summa, 5th in my class and have a masters of science in tax)... however my law school is Tier 3 and very regional (like 4 people ever leave Ohio). So, where that puts me in the grand scheme of applicants, I have no idea - I'm guessing somewhere in the middle. It seems rational that the LLM programs, since they have modified rolling admissions, will issue quick decisions to those who are ideal candidates and hold off on those who are borderline until the deadlines pass. I'm hoping for early 2012 notification but am mentally preparing myself to wait until April.
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taxllm

I believe Florida sends out letters of admission via snail mail. I've been in contact with Trudi Reid in the admissions office at UF. She's always very helpful with questions and usually gets back to me within the hour. NYU and Georgetown both have applicant online status checks, and when I log in both say that my application is complete. I am pretty sure that for NYU and Georgetown, we'll get an email once a decision has been made, and until then we can just continue to check online and see whether our status changes from complete to decision... sitting in front of a computer all day, I check more than is probably healthy. A little OCD never hurt anybody, right?


Once the online status changes to decision, in prior years applicants could make an educated guess as to the nature of the decision by typing their info on the admitted student's website and then hitting enter. Not to fuel your OCD tendencies, but I don't think I received an email notification, and official confirmation arrived via common carrier. Also, in absence of any guesswork, if I recall correctly the size of the envelope didn't correlate to the decision rendered. =)

https://its.law.nyu.edu/admitted/login/login.cfm?SSURLTYPE=1&NODEID=4300&STELLENT_QS=IdcService%3DSS_GET_PAGE&SITEID=nyu_law_website&SITERELATIVEURL=/admissions/jdadmissions/admittedstudents/index.htm&RETURNSERVER=www.law.nyu.edu&APPNAME=admitted&dest=/stellent/authenticate/index.cfm

<blockquote>I believe Florida sends out letters of admission via snail mail. I've been in contact with Trudi Reid in the admissions office at UF. She's always very helpful with questions and usually gets back to me within the hour. NYU and Georgetown both have applicant online status checks, and when I log in both say that my application is complete. I am pretty sure that for NYU and Georgetown, we'll get an email once a decision has been made, and until then we can just continue to check online and see whether our status changes from complete to decision... sitting in front of a computer all day, I check more than is probably healthy. A little OCD never hurt anybody, right?</blockquote>

Once the online status changes to decision, in prior years applicants could make an educated guess as to the nature of the decision by typing their info on the admitted student's website and then hitting enter. Not to fuel your OCD tendencies, but I don't think I received an email notification, and official confirmation arrived via common carrier. Also, in absence of any guesswork, if I recall correctly the size of the envelope didn't correlate to the decision rendered. =)

https://its.law.nyu.edu/admitted/login/login.cfm?SSURLTYPE=1&NODEID=4300&STELLENT_QS=IdcService%3DSS_GET_PAGE&SITEID=nyu_law_website&SITERELATIVEURL=/admissions/jdadmissions/admittedstudents/index.htm&RETURNSERVER=www.law.nyu.edu&APPNAME=admitted&dest=/stellent/authenticate/index.cfm
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runnergirl

Status has changed from complete to "under review" at Georgetown.... maybe not long now till the switch to "decision". I hope! And thank you taxllm for the additional info. Now I will cross my fingers every time I fetch the mail.

Status has changed from complete to "under review" at Georgetown.... maybe not long now till the switch to "decision". I hope! And thank you taxllm for the additional info. Now I will cross my fingers every time I fetch the mail.
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Jitana

Good Luck!!

I plan on doing an LLM in tax after I am done with my studies. You definitely have to keep me posted on what the work is like!

cheers,

Jitana

Good Luck!!

I plan on doing an LLM in tax after I am done with my studies. You definitely have to keep me posted on what the work is like!

cheers,

Jitana
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Inactive User

Received an e-mail admission from Georgetown this afternoon. Seems like the website is down though, so I can't check out any of the information on the admitted students website.

Received an e-mail admission from Georgetown this afternoon. Seems like the website is down though, so I can't check out any of the information on the admitted students website.
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runnergirl

Congrats michigantax!! Same here!! I am leaning pretty strongly toward Georgetown right now because of the spring internship opportunities that NYU doesn't offer... I'll still wait to hear from NYU though.

Congrats michigantax!! Same here!! I am leaning pretty strongly toward Georgetown right now because of the spring internship opportunities that NYU doesn't offer... I'll still wait to hear from NYU though.
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