Tax LLM Admissions Criteria


JoeTax

Hello. I would like to know my chances of getting into the part time program at NYU for an LLM in tax.

Tier 1 school, top 25%. Took individual tax (A-), Corporate tax (A), Tax Policy (A-), and Tax Pro, and Real Estate Tax (grades pending). Some work experience in tax.

Hello. I would like to know my chances of getting into the part time program at NYU for an LLM in tax.

Tier 1 school, top 25%. Took individual tax (A-), Corporate tax (A), Tax Policy (A-), and Tax Pro, and Real Estate Tax (grades pending). Some work experience in tax.

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Hi there! I saw your postings about working at a Big 4. I'm also interested in working for one...however my undergrad degrees are in Political Science and Psychology. I just received my JD this past May. When I look at the job postings for the Big 4 firms, they are seeking undergrads who majored in Business/Finance/Accounting/etc. - not any standard JD's. I know I have no experience in the financial sector - so do you think it's a longshot to even contact a recruiter to ask if I'd be qualified for an associate position?

Hi there! I saw your postings about working at a Big 4. I'm also interested in working for one...however my undergrad degrees are in Political Science and Psychology. I just received my JD this past May. When I look at the job postings for the Big 4 firms, they are seeking undergrads who majored in Business/Finance/Accounting/etc. - not any standard JD's. I know I have no experience in the financial sector - so do you think it's a longshot to even contact a recruiter to ask if I'd be qualified for an associate position?
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Ooops - I meant to address you jln102984!

Hi there! I saw your postings about working at a Big 4. I'm also interested in working for one...however my undergrad degrees are in Political Science and Psychology. I just received my JD this past May. When I look at the job postings for the Big 4 firms, they are seeking undergrads who majored in Business/Finance/Accounting/etc. - not any standard JD's. I know I have no experience in the financial sector - so do you think it's a longshot to even contact a recruiter to ask if I'd be qualified for an associate position?

Ooops - I meant to address you jln102984!

Hi there! I saw your postings about working at a Big 4. I'm also interested in working for one...however my undergrad degrees are in Political Science and Psychology. I just received my JD this past May. When I look at the job postings for the Big 4 firms, they are seeking undergrads who majored in Business/Finance/Accounting/etc. - not any standard JD's. I know I have no experience in the financial sector - so do you think it's a longshot to even contact a recruiter to ask if I'd be qualified for an associate position?
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5252

You can contact them. But you aren't qualified.

You can contact them. But you aren't qualified.
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loynotax

Hi, I'm wondering if I would qualify for the tax llm program at University of Denver or SMU. I am top 20% at loyola new orleans, with a 3.8 in tax courses (federal income tax, family tax, partnership tax, legal accounting, tax procedure). Undergrade degree in accounting. Worked at a public accounting firm after undergrad. Interned at Low income taxpayer clinic and clerked for a bankruptcy judge while in law school.

Hi, I'm wondering if I would qualify for the tax llm program at University of Denver or SMU. I am top 20% at loyola new orleans, with a 3.8 in tax courses (federal income tax, family tax, partnership tax, legal accounting, tax procedure). Undergrade degree in accounting. Worked at a public accounting firm after undergrad. Interned at Low income taxpayer clinic and clerked for a bankruptcy judge while in law school.
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noneya

Hey -

You'd be a shoe in at both SMU and Denver... but why waste the cash? You'd also get in at UF.

Hey -

You'd be a shoe in at both SMU and Denver... but why waste the cash? You'd also get in at UF.
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I am curious about Florida. I am top 26% from tier 3, 3.44 in Tax classes, including highest grade in my state and local class. I have a tax related comment that is going to be published this fall. Managing Editor of a journal, President of the Tax Law Society, research assistant to a tax professor, VITA volunteer, and I have four letters of recommendation from my tax professors.

I am curious about Florida. I am top 26% from tier 3, 3.44 in Tax classes, including highest grade in my state and local class. I have a tax related comment that is going to be published this fall. Managing Editor of a journal, President of the Tax Law Society, research assistant to a tax professor, VITA volunteer, and I have four letters of recommendation from my tax professors.
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glessard

How about me? Graduated in the top 10% from U Wisconsin Law School in 1992, have 20 years legal and nonprofit work experience, including extensive experience advising nonprofits on tax-exemption issues; but never took a tax class.

I am currently in the SF Bay Area but it looks like neither UC Berkeley or Stanford has a tax program for US residents.

Thanks!

How about me? Graduated in the top 10% from U Wisconsin Law School in 1992, have 20 years legal and nonprofit work experience, including extensive experience advising nonprofits on tax-exemption issues; but never took a tax class.

I am currently in the SF Bay Area but it looks like neither UC Berkeley or Stanford has a tax program for US residents.

Thanks!
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anoushpc

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griffmi

Trying to narrow down applications to keep from unnecessarily spending tons of money on applications. Looking for a little help on this.

-- Tier 3 School
-- 3.2 GPA
-- Top 30%
-- Journal
-- 3.3 GPA in 3 tax classes
-- 2 book awards
-- Moot/Mock experience
-- Judicial clerkship, summer associate at private firm
-- Licensed in TX and TN
-- Currently have 1.5 years work experience as an associate at a mid-size firm (in Nashville) working on small estates, real estate, title work, litigation

What am I looking at here? Worth applying to NYU, GULC, UF, NU?

Trying to narrow down applications to keep from unnecessarily spending tons of money on applications. Looking for a little help on this.

-- Tier 3 School
-- 3.2 GPA
-- Top 30%
-- Journal
-- 3.3 GPA in 3 tax classes
-- 2 book awards
-- Moot/Mock experience
-- Judicial clerkship, summer associate at private firm
-- Licensed in TX and TN
-- Currently have 1.5 years work experience as an associate at a mid-size firm (in Nashville) working on small estates, real estate, title work, litigation

What am I looking at here? Worth applying to NYU, GULC, UF, NU?
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5252

What is your Bachelors in? Without having a finance/tax/accounting background, I don't think you could persuade the first three LLM programs to accept you. Seeing how you are licensed in TX, Houston has a program that is regionally reputable.

What is your Bachelors in? Without having a finance/tax/accounting background, I don't think you could persuade the first three LLM programs to accept you. Seeing how you are licensed in TX, Houston has a program that is regionally reputable.
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weatherlol

i wonder what my chances in NYU / Gtown tax too.
Tier 2 J.D, about 10%-15%( near top 10% though), 3.688 GPA, Taking Bus Tax now, B in regular income tax, A in all business related class. (M/A, IBT etc)
i received an email from nyu asked for fall grade, sent to the LSAC this past weekend. Anyone heard anything from either school yet?

i wonder what my chances in NYU / Gtown tax too.
Tier 2 J.D, about 10%-15%( near top 10% though), 3.688 GPA, Taking Bus Tax now, B in regular income tax, A in all business related class. (M/A, IBT etc)
i received an email from nyu asked for fall grade, sent to the LSAC this past weekend. Anyone heard anything from either school yet?
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TaxLaw123

I was accepted to g-town in December. As for NYU, they also asked to see my Fall transcripts. My school has just mailed them in.

I was accepted to g-town in December. As for NYU, they also asked to see my Fall transcripts. My school has just mailed them in.
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NYULLMTAX

I just got accepted!!!

I got an email:

Dear XXXX,



Congratulations! I am very pleased to notify you of your admission to the Graduate Division of New York University School of Law. Within the coming days, you will receive an official offer of admission in the mail.



In joining NYU Law, you become part of a vibrant and diverse community of students from the U.S. and more than 50 countries around the world. The Law Schools faculty is comprised of leading professors in almost any area of law who are dedicated to teaching and pioneering research. We invite you to review the materials that will arrive with your admission offer to preview what it is like to be a part of our distinguished and innovative institution.



Again, congratulations and welcome to the NYU School of Law.



Sincerely,

I just got accepted!!!

I got an email:

Dear XXXX,



Congratulations! I am very pleased to notify you of your admission to the Graduate Division of New York University School of Law. Within the coming days, you will receive an official offer of admission in the mail.



In joining NYU Law, you become part of a vibrant and diverse community of students from the U.S. and more than 50 countries around the world. The Law School’s faculty is comprised of leading professors in almost any area of law who are dedicated to teaching and pioneering research. We invite you to review the materials that will arrive with your admission offer to preview what it is like to be a part of our distinguished and innovative institution.



Again, congratulations and welcome to the NYU School of Law.



Sincerely,

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tburtn88

I just got accepted!!!

I got an email:

Dear XXXX,



Congratulations! I am very pleased to notify you of your admission to the Graduate Division of New York University School of Law. Within the coming days, you will receive an official offer of admission in the mail.



In joining NYU Law, you become part of a vibrant and diverse community of students from the U.S. and more than 50 countries around the world. The Law Schools faculty is comprised of leading professors in almost any area of law who are dedicated to teaching and pioneering research. We invite you to review the materials that will arrive with your admission offer to preview what it is like to be a part of our distinguished and innovative institution.



Again, congratulations and welcome to the NYU School of Law.



Sincerely,




Congrats! Mind sharing your creds?

<blockquote>I just got accepted!!!

I got an email:

Dear XXXX,



Congratulations! I am very pleased to notify you of your admission to the Graduate Division of New York University School of Law. Within the coming days, you will receive an official offer of admission in the mail.



In joining NYU Law, you become part of a vibrant and diverse community of students from the U.S. and more than 50 countries around the world. The Law School’s faculty is comprised of leading professors in almost any area of law who are dedicated to teaching and pioneering research. We invite you to review the materials that will arrive with your admission offer to preview what it is like to be a part of our distinguished and innovative institution.



Again, congratulations and welcome to the NYU School of Law.



Sincerely,

</blockquote>


Congrats! Mind sharing your creds?
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NYULLMTAX

3L. Top 35 school, 20%. A- in Fed tax. Editorial board on secondary journal. Worked for 3 different firms so far. Fortune 10 company externship. Business undergrad. Recommendation from a professor who attended NYU LLM.

They didn't ask for fall transcripts. I submitted it anyway because I had gpa 4.1 last semester (A, A, A+).

Just heard this morning. I was surprised because I thought they don't release admission decisions until March.

Good luck!

3L. Top 35 school, 20%. A- in Fed tax. Editorial board on secondary journal. Worked for 3 different firms so far. Fortune 10 company externship. Business undergrad. Recommendation from a professor who attended NYU LLM.

They didn't ask for fall transcripts. I submitted it anyway because I had gpa 4.1 last semester (A, A, A+).

Just heard this morning. I was surprised because I thought they don't release admission decisions until March.

Good luck!
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CSJTax

I was accepted to g-town in December. As for NYU, they also asked to see my Fall transcripts. My school has just mailed them in.


TaxLaw123--is NYU your first choice?

Thx

<blockquote>I was accepted to g-town in December. As for NYU, they also asked to see my Fall transcripts. My school has just mailed them in.</blockquote>

TaxLaw123--is NYU your first choice?

Thx
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weatherlol

I was accepted to g-town in December. As for NYU, they also asked to see my Fall transcripts. My school has just mailed them in.


Congras. My status went "under review" today, kinda nervous. do you know how long it take for them to release the decision?

<blockquote>I was accepted to g-town in December. As for NYU, they also asked to see my Fall transcripts. My school has just mailed them in.</blockquote>

Congras. My status went "under review" today, kinda nervous. do you know how long it take for them to release the decision?
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CSJTax

I was accepted to g-town in December. As for NYU, they also asked to see my Fall transcripts. My school has just mailed them in.


Congras. My status went "under review" today, kinda nervous. do you know how long it take for them to release the decision?


weatherlol -

When was your "Application Complete" at GULC? That would indicate whether you were Early Action.

Are you domestic or foreign-trained?

<blockquote><blockquote>I was accepted to g-town in December. As for NYU, they also asked to see my Fall transcripts. My school has just mailed them in.</blockquote>

Congras. My status went "under review" today, kinda nervous. do you know how long it take for them to release the decision? </blockquote>

weatherlol -

When was your "Application Complete" at GULC? That would indicate whether you were Early Action.

Are you domestic or foreign-trained?

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