Tax LLM 2013 Admissions


weatherlol

I am a international student and admitted to the tax program at NYU, Gtown and UF. Still thinking about where to go. Any suggestions? I am more into tax policy, anti-avoidance, tax administration and dispute resolution etc. and not very interested to understand all the technical details of US tax rules ...


Anothercrazylulu, my gf is from beida. So that makes us enemy. LOL!!!!!!
Congrads on the admission.
I think all top 3 are fairly close to each other. Gtown does issue a specialized certificate but NYU does not. However, NYU will recommend student to focus on one area, according to their website. In addition, if you want more government oriented, Gtown offers incomparable location, however, you want to aware that most of the government opportunities ( i.e: externship/internship while you are in school) requires citizenship/
According to one of my tax class professor, he recommends NYU because it is the premier program, but he says Gtown/ NYU do not differ to each other significantly.
Sorry I dont know much about UF. but it seems that UF's reputation does not flow across the global, (despite the fact that they earned their reputation in the domestic level) may be you want to take that into account as well.
Good luck! it is a very nice choice to have!

<blockquote>I am a international student and admitted to the tax program at NYU, Gtown and UF. Still thinking about where to go. Any suggestions? I am more into tax policy, anti-avoidance, tax administration and dispute resolution etc. and not very interested to understand all the technical details of US tax rules ... </blockquote>

Anothercrazylulu, my gf is from beida. So that makes us enemy. LOL!!!!!!
Congrads on the admission.
I think all top 3 are fairly close to each other. Gtown does issue a specialized certificate but NYU does not. However, NYU will recommend student to focus on one area, according to their website. In addition, if you want more government oriented, Gtown offers incomparable location, however, you want to aware that most of the government opportunities ( i.e: externship/internship while you are in school) requires citizenship/
According to one of my tax class professor, he recommends NYU because it is the premier program, but he says Gtown/ NYU do not differ to each other significantly.
Sorry I dont know much about UF. but it seems that UF's reputation does not flow across the global, (despite the fact that they earned their reputation in the domestic level) may be you want to take that into account as well.
Good luck! it is a very nice choice to have!
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tburtn88

Has anyone heard from the University of Florida recently?

Has anyone heard from the University of Florida recently?
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Hi Weatherlol - thank you for the comments, especially the reminder on potential residency requirement for externships in the DC. I was right about to check that point, and I will, when I get rid of all the work and files that is burrying me... I don't care much about certificate but more about the real experience. BTW, when you talked about "NYU will recommend to focus on one area", are you talking about specializing a particular area of tax like estate planning? Seems that UF has a much smaller tax program, and that is what attracts me most in Florida. And it is much cheaper. Glad to know you have a Beida girlfriend(also a law school girl?)...good luck (grinning)...

I am a international student and admitted to the tax program at NYU, Gtown and UF. Still thinking about where to go. Any suggestions? I am more into tax policy, anti-avoidance, tax administration and dispute resolution etc. and not very interested to understand all the technical details of US tax rules ...


Anothercrazylulu, my gf is from beida. So that makes us enemy. LOL!!!!!!
Congrads on the admission.
I think all top 3 are fairly close to each other. Gtown does issue a specialized certificate but NYU does not. However, NYU will recommend student to focus on one area, according to their website. In addition, if you want more government oriented, Gtown offers incomparable location, however, you want to aware that most of the government opportunities ( i.e: externship/internship while you are in school) requires citizenship/
According to one of my tax class professor, he recommends NYU because it is the premier program, but he says Gtown/ NYU do not differ to each other significantly.
Sorry I dont know much about UF. but it seems that UF's reputation does not flow across the global, (despite the fact that they earned their reputation in the domestic level) may be you want to take that into account as well.
Good luck! it is a very nice choice to have!

Hi Weatherlol - thank you for the comments, especially the reminder on potential residency requirement for externships in the DC. I was right about to check that point, and I will, when I get rid of all the work and files that is burrying me... I don't care much about certificate but more about the real experience. BTW, when you talked about "NYU will recommend to focus on one area", are you talking about specializing a particular area of tax like estate planning? Seems that UF has a much smaller tax program, and that is what attracts me most in Florida. And it is much cheaper. Glad to know you have a Beida girlfriend(also a law school girl?)...good luck (grinning)... <blockquote><blockquote>I am a international student and admitted to the tax program at NYU, Gtown and UF. Still thinking about where to go. Any suggestions? I am more into tax policy, anti-avoidance, tax administration and dispute resolution etc. and not very interested to understand all the technical details of US tax rules ... </blockquote>

Anothercrazylulu, my gf is from beida. So that makes us enemy. LOL!!!!!!
Congrads on the admission.
I think all top 3 are fairly close to each other. Gtown does issue a specialized certificate but NYU does not. However, NYU will recommend student to focus on one area, according to their website. In addition, if you want more government oriented, Gtown offers incomparable location, however, you want to aware that most of the government opportunities ( i.e: externship/internship while you are in school) requires citizenship/
According to one of my tax class professor, he recommends NYU because it is the premier program, but he says Gtown/ NYU do not differ to each other significantly.
Sorry I dont know much about UF. but it seems that UF's reputation does not flow across the global, (despite the fact that they earned their reputation in the domestic level) may be you want to take that into account as well.
Good luck! it is a very nice choice to have!</blockquote>
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Got their offer about two weeks ago.

Has anyone heard from the University of Florida recently?

Got their offer about two weeks ago. <blockquote>Has anyone heard from the University of Florida recently?</blockquote>
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CPAJD

Has anyone heard from the University of Florida recently?


No, they said they were going to call me "in the next few weeks" in my acceptance letter. That was over a month ago...

<blockquote>Has anyone heard from the University of Florida recently?</blockquote>

No, they said they were going to call me "in the next few weeks" in my acceptance letter. That was over a month ago...
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weatherlol

I think this would help you.
All full-time students will be assigned a faculty advisor to help them design a program of study. Students who wish to concentrate on areas of particular interest may follow suggested courses of study in:

General Taxation
Business Taxation
International Taxation (for U.S-trained attorneys)
Estate Planning
Tax Policy

However, it seems like NYU separates International Taxation ( i think for international students) and Full time Taxation program, The above information is for the Full time Taxation. However, the web also indicates that for Interantional Taxation, Faculty Director and deputy director will be the advisors for all students. I dont know whether there is any difference.

And my GF is a beida law school alumni. She always called "the school across the street" rather than "Qinghua". LoL, I was jk. we both love 'Qinghua" campus, it is very beautiful


Hi Weatherlol - thank you for the comments, especially the reminder on potential residency requirement for externships in the DC. I was right about to check that point, and I will, when I get rid of all the work and files that is burrying me... I don't care much about certificate but more about the real experience. BTW, when you talked about "NYU will recommend to focus on one area", are you talking about specializing a particular area of tax like estate planning? Seems that UF has a much smaller tax program, and that is what attracts me most in Florida. And it is much cheaper. Glad to know you have a Beida girlfriend(also a law school girl?)...good luck (grinning)...
I am a international student and admitted to the tax program at NYU, Gtown and UF. Still thinking about where to go. Any suggestions? I am more into tax policy, anti-avoidance, tax administration and dispute resolution etc. and not very interested to understand all the technical details of US tax rules ...


Anothercrazylulu, my gf is from beida. So that makes us enemy. LOL!!!!!!
Congrads on the admission.
I think all top 3 are fairly close to each other. Gtown does issue a specialized certificate but NYU does not. However, NYU will recommend student to focus on one area, according to their website. In addition, if you want more government oriented, Gtown offers incomparable location, however, you want to aware that most of the government opportunities ( i.e: externship/internship while you are in school) requires citizenship/
According to one of my tax class professor, he recommends NYU because it is the premier program, but he says Gtown/ NYU do not differ to each other significantly.
Sorry I dont know much about UF. but it seems that UF's reputation does not flow across the global, (despite the fact that they earned their reputation in the domestic level) may be you want to take that into account as well.
Good luck! it is a very nice choice to have!

I think this would help you.
All full-time students will be assigned a faculty advisor to help them design a program of study. Students who wish to concentrate on areas of particular interest may follow suggested courses of study in:

General Taxation
Business Taxation
International Taxation (for U.S-trained attorneys)
Estate Planning
Tax Policy

However, it seems like NYU separates International Taxation ( i think for international students) and Full time Taxation program, The above information is for the Full time Taxation. However, the web also indicates that for Interantional Taxation, Faculty Director and deputy director will be the advisors for all students. I dont know whether there is any difference.

And my GF is a beida law school alumni. She always called "the school across the street" rather than "Qinghua". LoL, I was jk. we both love 'Qinghua" campus, it is very beautiful



<blockquote>Hi Weatherlol - thank you for the comments, especially the reminder on potential residency requirement for externships in the DC. I was right about to check that point, and I will, when I get rid of all the work and files that is burrying me... I don't care much about certificate but more about the real experience. BTW, when you talked about "NYU will recommend to focus on one area", are you talking about specializing a particular area of tax like estate planning? Seems that UF has a much smaller tax program, and that is what attracts me most in Florida. And it is much cheaper. Glad to know you have a Beida girlfriend(also a law school girl?)...good luck (grinning)... <blockquote><blockquote>I am a international student and admitted to the tax program at NYU, Gtown and UF. Still thinking about where to go. Any suggestions? I am more into tax policy, anti-avoidance, tax administration and dispute resolution etc. and not very interested to understand all the technical details of US tax rules ... </blockquote>

Anothercrazylulu, my gf is from beida. So that makes us enemy. LOL!!!!!!
Congrads on the admission.
I think all top 3 are fairly close to each other. Gtown does issue a specialized certificate but NYU does not. However, NYU will recommend student to focus on one area, according to their website. In addition, if you want more government oriented, Gtown offers incomparable location, however, you want to aware that most of the government opportunities ( i.e: externship/internship while you are in school) requires citizenship/
According to one of my tax class professor, he recommends NYU because it is the premier program, but he says Gtown/ NYU do not differ to each other significantly.
Sorry I dont know much about UF. but it seems that UF's reputation does not flow across the global, (despite the fact that they earned their reputation in the domestic level) may be you want to take that into account as well.
Good luck! it is a very nice choice to have!</blockquote></blockquote>


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Avdhesh

Hi Everyone,

I got through Boston, Northwestern and Florida in their respective tax program ( all without scholarships). Which is the best option from a job perspective?

Thanks for replying,
Avdhesh


Hi Everyone,

I got through Boston, Northwestern and Florida in their respective tax program ( all without scholarships). Which is the best option from a job perspective?

Thanks for replying,
Avdhesh
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tburtn88

Where are you trying to work? Are you trying to work in any specific field in tax law?

Where are you trying to work? Are you trying to work in any specific field in tax law?
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Avdhesh

Specific field as in....all i can think is working in the US...international tax...

Specific field as in....all i can think is working in the US...international tax...
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tburtn88

I'd rank them as follows then - 1) Florida, 2) Northwestern, and 3) Boston.

I'd rank them as follows then - 1) Florida, 2) Northwestern, and 3) Boston.
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weatherlol

Contact/research each school. I think they may have employment stats online, but keep in mind that many of the tax llm has already got an job, so the number may not reflect the reality. Or you can call/email the school ask more specific information, most of them are willing to work with reasonable request.

Contact/research each school. I think they may have employment stats online, but keep in mind that many of the tax llm has already got an job, so the number may not reflect the reality. Or you can call/email the school ask more specific information, most of them are willing to work with reasonable request.
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taxllm1314

Hi everyone,

I had the chance of getting an offer at Georgetown with the graduate tax scholarship (half tuition plus many networking opportunities) which is only granted to up to ten tax students each year. I also received an offer from NYU in International taxation, which was really my first choice. This is a really tough decision to make. Not taking the money into account, what would you guys do?

(I am an international student and will probably return to Europe after the llm but am not against the idea of staying in the US either).

Thank you so much!

Hi everyone,

I had the chance of getting an offer at Georgetown with the graduate tax scholarship (half tuition plus many networking opportunities) which is only granted to up to ten tax students each year. I also received an offer from NYU in International taxation, which was really my first choice. This is a really tough decision to make. Not taking the money into account, what would you guys do?

(I am an international student and will probably return to Europe after the llm but am not against the idea of staying in the US either).

Thank you so much!
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CSJTax

New 2014 Rankings for Tax LLMs from USNews & World Report are out:
#1 NYU
#2 Georgetown
#3 Florida
#4 Northwestern
#5 Miami
#6 Boston University
#7 Loyola-LA
#8 Unversity of Washington
#9 San Diego
#10 Houston

Check it out here:
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/03/new-2014.html

New 2014 Rankings for Tax LLMs from USNews & World Report are out:
#1 NYU
#2 Georgetown
#3 Florida
#4 Northwestern
#5 Miami
#6 Boston University
#7 Loyola-LA
#8 Unversity of Washington
#9 San Diego
#10 Houston

Check it out here:
http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2013/03/new-2014.html
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Taxlord

Hey guys lets see some more stats, I plan on applying next year so it's nice to start gauging some numbers

Hey guys lets see some more stats, I plan on applying next year so it's nice to start gauging some numbers
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CSJTax

Hey guys lets see some more stats, I plan on applying next year so it's nice to start gauging some numbers

What kind of stats are you looking for? We've recently been talking about employment stats but since you will be applying next year, are you looking for profiles of those of us who have been admitted? What do you mean by "lets see some more stats?"

<blockquote>Hey guys lets see some more stats, I plan on applying next year so it's nice to start gauging some numbers</blockquote>
What kind of stats are you looking for? We've recently been talking about employment stats but since you will be applying next year, are you looking for profiles of those of us who have been admitted? What do you mean by "lets see some more stats?"
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Taxlord

Hey guys lets see some more stats, I plan on applying next year so it's nice to start gauging some numbers

What kind of stats are you looking for? We've recently been talking about employment stats but since you will be applying next year, are you looking for profiles of those of us who have been admitted? What do you mean by "lets see some more stats?"


Sorry, meant to say your law school rank/grades

<blockquote><blockquote>Hey guys lets see some more stats, I plan on applying next year so it's nice to start gauging some numbers</blockquote>
What kind of stats are you looking for? We've recently been talking about employment stats but since you will be applying next year, are you looking for profiles of those of us who have been admitted? What do you mean by "lets see some more stats?"</blockquote>

Sorry, meant to say your law school rank/grades
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