Tax LLM Admissions Criteria


nbrown40--my stats are similar to yours and I was accepted to NYU on a TLR scholarship: 5-10% from mid T2, 4.0 tax GPA (6 tax-related classes), law review, and state appellate clerkship.

nbrown40--my stats are similar to yours and I was accepted to NYU on a TLR scholarship: 5-10% from mid T2, 4.0 tax GPA (6 tax-related classes), law review, and state appellate clerkship.
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mpm2234

Chances on these stats:

T4 top 25 percent, currently working in a boutique tax controversy law firm, about 2 years experience, and a published tc memo from the tax court with a possible rule 155 full tc opinion in the next few months.

thanks

Chances on these stats:

T4 top 25 percent, currently working in a boutique tax controversy law firm, about 2 years experience, and a published tc memo from the tax court with a possible rule 155 full tc opinion in the next few months.

thanks
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ilovpugs

I am considering applying to NYU's tax LLM program. I went to a tier 3 law school, and graduated in the top 15%. I have a CPA and have been practicing in tax in a large law firm for about 2 years. Does anyone know if being a tax practitioner would help my chances of admission?
Thanks!

I am considering applying to NYU's tax LLM program. I went to a tier 3 law school, and graduated in the top 15%. I have a CPA and have been practicing in tax in a large law firm for about 2 years. Does anyone know if being a tax practitioner would help my chances of admission?
Thanks!
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al_firasa

Thinking about applying to NorthWestern or Miami. I took two tax classes. Basic Fed. and Corp Tax. But I got a B- in each tax class. My overall record isn't stellar grade wise, no where near top 1/3, though I did get an honors distinction in one class for highest marks in the class. The only other thing I have going for me is that my rec letters would be solid. I have a little bit of VITA experience, and a little bit of legal work experience but it is non tax related. I was thinking about taking a few extra tax classes as a non-degree seeking student. Maybe tax implications of Bankruptcy and Tax procedure. I was hoping that if I got A's in those two classes then Northwestern and Miami might even take a look at my application. Any feedback, suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Thinking about applying to NorthWestern or Miami. I took two tax classes. Basic Fed. and Corp Tax. But I got a B- in each tax class. My overall record isn't stellar grade wise, no where near top 1/3, though I did get an honors distinction in one class for highest marks in the class. The only other thing I have going for me is that my rec letters would be solid. I have a little bit of VITA experience, and a little bit of legal work experience but it is non tax related. I was thinking about taking a few extra tax classes as a non-degree seeking student. Maybe tax implications of Bankruptcy and Tax procedure. I was hoping that if I got A's in those two classes then Northwestern and Miami might even take a look at my application. Any feedback, suggestions? Thanks in advance.
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jbryant3

Guess I'll throw my background in here for predictions also:

Just finished second year
Top 75% of class (not very good, I know...)
Top 40 law school
Only taken 1 tax class so far (B-) but taking all tax classes offered in last year
Clerked every summer and during last year
Researched for a professor

Florida is #1 pick, but open for others.

Let me know what you think. You can PM me or just reply here.

THANKS!

Guess I'll throw my background in here for predictions also:

Just finished second year
Top 75% of class (not very good, I know...)
Top 40 law school
Only taken 1 tax class so far (B-) but taking all tax classes offered in last year
Clerked every summer and during last year
Researched for a professor

Florida is #1 pick, but open for others.

Let me know what you think. You can PM me or just reply here.

THANKS!
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Strialer

If you went to T1 and T2 school, this is the basic admission criteria for domestic Tax LL.M. applicant:
NYU: top 20%
UF: top 25%
GULC: top 33%
Northwestern: top 40%-50%
Miami: top 50%
Boston: I have no idea what admission committee was doing this year, because there is a number of people that applied and did not get in but did get in to Northwestern, GULC, and Miami. So make your own conclusions. The rumor has it that it is due to new dean Based on prior years, Boston would only take 1-2 applicants from each law school.

Of course, above criteria is based on assumption that applicant has at least B average in tax courses.
If you went to T3 or T4, then you have to impress admission committee with tax related work experience, Law Review, Moot Court, Book Awards in Tax Courses, etc.

If you went to T1 and T2 school, this is the basic admission criteria for domestic Tax LL.M. applicant:
NYU: top 20%
UF: top 25%
GULC: top 33%
Northwestern: top 40%-50%
Miami: top 50%
Boston: I have no idea what admission committee was doing this year, because there is a number of people that applied and did not get in but did get in to Northwestern, GULC, and Miami. So make your own conclusions. The rumor has it that it is due to new dean… Based on prior years, Boston would only take 1-2 applicants from each law school.

Of course, above criteria is based on assumption that applicant has at least “B” average in tax courses.
If you went to T3 or T4, then you have to impress admission committee with tax related work experience, Law Review, Moot Court, Book Awards in Tax Courses, etc.
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Quietus

I went to a T1 law school (ranked 75-100 according to US News).

I applied to Northwestern, NYU, Georgetown, University of Florida, University of Miami, and Boston University.

As soon as I got into Northwestern, I withdrew my applications since I knew I would go there. I did, however, get wait listed at University of Florida.

Credentials at the time of application: Top 30%, 3.4 GPA, 3.5 GPA in Five Tax Courses, including International Tax, Fed Tax, Estate and Gift Tax, Corporate Tax, and Business Planning.

Plus, I am Mexican (minority), but I don't think that helped.

I went to a T1 law school (ranked 75-100 according to US News).

I applied to Northwestern, NYU, Georgetown, University of Florida, University of Miami, and Boston University.

As soon as I got into Northwestern, I withdrew my applications since I knew I would go there. I did, however, get wait listed at University of Florida.

Credentials at the time of application: Top 30%, 3.4 GPA, 3.5 GPA in Five Tax Courses, including International Tax, Fed Tax, Estate and Gift Tax, Corporate Tax, and Business Planning.

Plus, I am Mexican (minority), but I don't think that helped.
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MF019

I just recently graduated from a lower ranked T1 law school in the top 17% of my class. I was an editor on a law journal and on moot court. I also had some impressive clerkships with a federal judge and a Justice for the state supreme court (not sure if that matters for LLM admissions). I also went to a top 10 college and had good grades in undergrad.

I took Trusts and Estates my final semester in law school and fell in love with the class. I have a job for next year, but the field I will be practicing in, I don't see myself practicing long term. I was thinking of working for a year or so and then going back to school to get an LLM in taxation in order to hopefully change careers. I've heard that an LLM in taxation is beneficial for breaking into the Trusts and Estates field.

What do you think my chances of getting into an NYU or other top school is for an LLM in Taxation? I did not take any taxation classes in law school because I never really thought it was something I would ever be interested in doing. Should I audit taxation classes before applying to LLM programs? Or just apply as is? Any thoughts or suggestions on getting into schools and whether I should audit tax classes would be much appreciated!!!

I just recently graduated from a lower ranked T1 law school in the top 17% of my class. I was an editor on a law journal and on moot court. I also had some impressive clerkships with a federal judge and a Justice for the state supreme court (not sure if that matters for LLM admissions). I also went to a top 10 college and had good grades in undergrad.

I took Trusts and Estates my final semester in law school and fell in love with the class. I have a job for next year, but the field I will be practicing in, I don't see myself practicing long term. I was thinking of working for a year or so and then going back to school to get an LLM in taxation in order to hopefully change careers. I've heard that an LLM in taxation is beneficial for breaking into the Trusts and Estates field.

What do you think my chances of getting into an NYU or other top school is for an LLM in Taxation? I did not take any taxation classes in law school because I never really thought it was something I would ever be interested in doing. Should I audit taxation classes before applying to LLM programs? Or just apply as is? Any thoughts or suggestions on getting into schools and whether I should audit tax classes would be much appreciated!!!
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Augusto

Since you guys seem to have an idea of the admissions criteria, I would really appreciate any comments regarding my chances.

I'm an International Tax LLM applicant (Brazilian) graduated from a Law School in Brazil (Top 5), among the best 10% of my class, my average grade is 8.2 (out of 10), I took 3 tax courses (grades 10, 10 and 7 - all of them out of 10), my conclusion thesis was related to tax (for which I was also granted with a maximum grade).

On the professional side, I'm a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Tax Department in Rio de Janeiro, with over 2 years of experience and a double promotion.

Besides, I've got a TOEFL iBT score of 116 (out of 120).

However, I'm only 24 years old, graduated at August/08, no academic works published up to the moment and no post-graduate courses on my resume.

I have decided to apply for NYU, UF and GULC - still wondering whether to apply for NW, Ann Harbor, HLS, UCLA, Boston and Miami.

Any thoughts?

Since you guys seem to have an idea of the admissions criteria, I would really appreciate any comments regarding my chances.

I'm an International Tax LLM applicant (Brazilian) graduated from a Law School in Brazil (Top 5), among the best 10% of my class, my average grade is 8.2 (out of 10), I took 3 tax courses (grades 10, 10 and 7 - all of them out of 10), my conclusion thesis was related to tax (for which I was also granted with a maximum grade).

On the professional side, I'm a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers' Tax Department in Rio de Janeiro, with over 2 years of experience and a double promotion.

Besides, I've got a TOEFL iBT score of 116 (out of 120).

However, I'm only 24 years old, graduated at August/08, no academic works published up to the moment and no post-graduate courses on my resume.

I have decided to apply for NYU, UF and GULC - still wondering whether to apply for NW, Ann Harbor, HLS, UCLA, Boston and Miami.

Any thoughts?
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karolka

I do not understand why people post on here their "stats" and ask us for advice on whether or not we will get in. How will we know? Is there another forum out there that allows us to post where we applied and what our experiences are?


I applied to NYU, Gtown, and Georgetown. I am in the top 35% at a Tier 2 school in a big city. I also work at a tax firm that does some planning and lots of controversy work. When I hear back from Georgetown, NYU, and Northwestern, I will post updates. I sent my applications in 2 weeks ago (10/12/09).

I do not understand why people post on here their "stats" and ask us for advice on whether or not we will get in. How will we know? Is there another forum out there that allows us to post where we applied and what our experiences are?


I applied to NYU, Gtown, and Georgetown. I am in the top 35% at a Tier 2 school in a big city. I also work at a tax firm that does some planning and lots of controversy work. When I hear back from Georgetown, NYU, and Northwestern, I will post updates. I sent my applications in 2 weeks ago (10/12/09).
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Hey All:

I just sent in my application to NYU Tax LLM. Is it rolling admissions? Can someone tell me the likelihood of admission?

T2 JD Law School
A+ Fed Income Tax, only grade available so far.
In Progress: Corp Tax and International Tax
Top 20% of JD class
Short consulting experience post Undergrad.
Already admitted to GULC Tax LLM.

Hey All:

I just sent in my application to NYU Tax LLM. Is it rolling admissions? Can someone tell me the likelihood of admission?

T2 JD Law School
A+ Fed Income Tax, only grade available so far.
In Progress: Corp Tax and International Tax
Top 20% of JD class
Short consulting experience post Undergrad.
Already admitted to GULC Tax LLM.
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sector7g

Congrats on getting into GULC. When did you apply to them?

Congrats on getting into GULC. When did you apply to them?
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karolka

Agreed on the congratulations. I am curious also when you applied.

Agreed on the congratulations. I am curious also when you applied.
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dah04f13

I'm curious about my credentials in getting into the LLM program at University of Miami or Florida, any suggestions or thoughts would be much appreciated.

T4 Law school
Top 20%
Tax Courses and grade: Federal Income Tax = A; Partnership Taxation = A -; Estate Planning = A-
Also a VITA member for two years

Thanks

I'm curious about my credentials in getting into the LLM program at University of Miami or Florida, any suggestions or thoughts would be much appreciated.

T4 Law school
Top 20%
Tax Courses and grade: Federal Income Tax = A; Partnership Taxation = A -; Estate Planning = A-
Also a VITA member for two years

Thanks
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CJT4

T4 Law School Top 15%
Two Moot Court Teams, including one major national championship
4.0 in three tax courses

Chances of NYU? G-Town?

T4 Law School Top 15%
Two Moot Court Teams, including one major national championship
4.0 in three tax courses

Chances of NYU? G-Town?
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tbp1015

I'd like to know my chances, as well. Top 15% (3.4) at a mid T2, law review ed board (articles editor), A in Basic Federal Income Tax but that's my only tax grade. Currently taking Tax 2 (Commercial & Property Transactions), Partnership Tax, and doing a guided research on the (attempted) codification of the economic substance doctrine. Summer jobs were a federal district court externship and summer associate at an Am Law 100. Unfortunately, I have very little practical tax experience and only the 1 tax grade. Will that be an issue? I'm applying to Georgetown & NYU... Does anyone know if the current economy has caused an increase in number of applicants and therefore rejections or heightened standards?

I'd like to know my chances, as well. Top 15% (3.4) at a mid T2, law review ed board (articles editor), A in Basic Federal Income Tax but that's my only tax grade. Currently taking Tax 2 (Commercial & Property Transactions), Partnership Tax, and doing a guided research on the (attempted) codification of the economic substance doctrine. Summer jobs were a federal district court externship and summer associate at an Am Law 100. Unfortunately, I have very little practical tax experience and only the 1 tax grade. Will that be an issue? I'm applying to Georgetown & NYU... Does anyone know if the current economy has caused an increase in number of applicants and therefore rejections or heightened standards?
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josh129

@tbp1015 - I am currently a law student at the University of Florida and was recently accepted to UF, Georgetown, and NYU Tax Programs. At UF, I have had the opportunity to take a number of tax classes and became close to some of the tax professors. They told me that applications are up by a large number. They also said that the quality of the applications have gone up to. With that said, I can only assume that the same goes for Georgetown and NYU. However, based on your academic credentials and co-curricular activities, I think you have a good chance of getting into those programs. I am in the Top 20% of my class and a member of Moot Court. I think the worst thing that would happen, would be that Georgetown and/or NYU would want to see your final spring grades before the make a final decision. NYU did not admit me until I submitted my final Fall grades. Please let me know if I can provide any more insights. I also run a blog about taxes @ www.taxdocket.com if you are interested. Best of luck to you.

@tbp1015 - I am currently a law student at the University of Florida and was recently accepted to UF, Georgetown, and NYU Tax Programs. At UF, I have had the opportunity to take a number of tax classes and became close to some of the tax professors. They told me that applications are up by a large number. They also said that the quality of the applications have gone up to. With that said, I can only assume that the same goes for Georgetown and NYU. However, based on your academic credentials and co-curricular activities, I think you have a good chance of getting into those programs. I am in the Top 20% of my class and a member of Moot Court. I think the worst thing that would happen, would be that Georgetown and/or NYU would want to see your final spring grades before the make a final decision. NYU did not admit me until I submitted my final Fall grades. Please let me know if I can provide any more insights. I also run a blog about taxes @ www.taxdocket.com if you are interested. Best of luck to you.
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Augusto

Congratulations on your admissions. May I ask which program will you attend?

@tbp1015 - I am currently a law student at the University of Florida and was recently accepted to UF, Georgetown, and NYU Tax Programs. At UF, I have had the opportunity to take a number of tax classes and became close to some of the tax professors. They told me that applications are up by a large number. They also said that the quality of the applications have gone up to. With that said, I can only assume that the same goes for Georgetown and NYU. However, based on your academic credentials and co-curricular activities, I think you have a good chance of getting into those programs. I am in the Top 20% of my class and a member of Moot Court. I think the worst thing that would happen, would be that Georgetown and/or NYU would want to see your final spring grades before the make a final decision. NYU did not admit me until I submitted my final Fall grades. Please let me know if I can provide any more insights. I also run a blog about taxes @ www.taxdocket.com if you are interested. Best of luck to you.

Congratulations on your admissions. May I ask which program will you attend?

<blockquote>@tbp1015 - I am currently a law student at the University of Florida and was recently accepted to UF, Georgetown, and NYU Tax Programs. At UF, I have had the opportunity to take a number of tax classes and became close to some of the tax professors. They told me that applications are up by a large number. They also said that the quality of the applications have gone up to. With that said, I can only assume that the same goes for Georgetown and NYU. However, based on your academic credentials and co-curricular activities, I think you have a good chance of getting into those programs. I am in the Top 20% of my class and a member of Moot Court. I think the worst thing that would happen, would be that Georgetown and/or NYU would want to see your final spring grades before the make a final decision. NYU did not admit me until I submitted my final Fall grades. Please let me know if I can provide any more insights. I also run a blog about taxes @ www.taxdocket.com if you are interested. Best of luck to you.</blockquote>
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hello. I have some questions about my chances of getting a tax LLM.
Here are my stats: please let me know if I can get into NYU, GULC, U of FL (Levin), U of Miami, Boston U, and Northwestern:
1) I transferred from a tier 4 school with a 3.89GPA to a top 50 (T1) law school and am currently a 3L (in my last semester).
2) my current GPA is is 3.307, I have taken 5 tax courses with a GPA of 3.3525
3) I am enrolled in my school Tax Admin./Proced. Clinic at my current semester.

any comments would really help. thanks

hello. I have some questions about my chances of getting a tax LLM.
Here are my stats: please let me know if I can get into NYU, GULC, U of FL (Levin), U of Miami, Boston U, and Northwestern:
1) I transferred from a tier 4 school with a 3.89GPA to a top 50 (T1) law school and am currently a 3L (in my last semester).
2) my current GPA is is 3.307, I have taken 5 tax courses with a GPA of 3.3525
3) I am enrolled in my school Tax Admin./Proced. Clinic at my current semester.

any comments would really help. thanks
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Quietus

Do you have a class rank?

Do you have a class rank?
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