Tax LLM advice


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I recently was admitted to both Georgetown and NYU's Tax LLM programs. I only applied because I have been unable to get a law job of any kind for the past three years, and I felt a tax LLM might be a way back into the employment arena. But I also have no idea whether I like tax law at all. I've never even taken a tax course, and here I am having to decide whether to get a tax LLM this fall.

For someone who knows absolutely nothing about tax law, can anyone advise me how to get a sense of whether I will like it? Would taking Tax I over the summer be sufficient? I'd never do a Tax LLM if I could figure out some other way to be employed as a lawyer. I might like tax for all I know, but I could use some direction so I don't make potentially an expensive mistake.

I recently was admitted to both Georgetown and NYU's Tax LLM programs. I only applied because I have been unable to get a law job of any kind for the past three years, and I felt a tax LLM might be a way back into the employment arena. But I also have no idea whether I like tax law at all. I've never even taken a tax course, and here I am having to decide whether to get a tax LLM this fall.

For someone who knows absolutely nothing about tax law, can anyone advise me how to get a sense of whether I will like it? Would taking Tax I over the summer be sufficient? I'd never do a Tax LLM if I could figure out some other way to be employed as a lawyer. I might like tax for all I know, but I could use some direction so I don't make potentially an expensive mistake.
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TaxGuy17

I definitely do not think that tax law is for everyone, so I would certainly recommend that you take some type of course this summer, hopefully before you have to commit tuition for the fall.

I have not been in a position to hire anyone yet, and I do not know what your particular situation is, but I would suggest that you try to contact some attorneys in your area and ask if a Tax LLM would help rectify whatever it is that has kept you from finding legal employment so far.

One last thing, the statement "I"d never do a Tax LLM if I could figure out some other way to be employed as a lawyer," might be what you really want to think about. I am pretty sure that this next year of schooling is going to be very challenging, and if no part of you is into it, then it may a miserable experience.

I definitely do not think that tax law is for everyone, so I would certainly recommend that you take some type of course this summer, hopefully before you have to commit tuition for the fall.

I have not been in a position to hire anyone yet, and I do not know what your particular situation is, but I would suggest that you try to contact some attorneys in your area and ask if a Tax LLM would help rectify whatever it is that has kept you from finding legal employment so far.

One last thing, the statement "I"d never do a Tax LLM if I could figure out some other way to be employed as a lawyer," might be what you really want to think about. I am pretty sure that this next year of schooling is going to be very challenging, and if no part of you is into it, then it may a miserable experience.
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Tax1989

Hi,

I'm applying to NYU this year. I am a bit confused between LLM In International Tax and LLM in Taxation. Can international students apply to LLM in Taxation? Is one significantly advantageous over the other for seeking employment in US?

Hi,

I'm applying to NYU this year. I am a bit confused between LLM In International Tax and LLM in Taxation. Can international students apply to LLM in Taxation? Is one significantly advantageous over the other for seeking employment in US?

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chicken so...

The normal Taxation program will probably be more relevant to somebody seeking to practice in the US. The international program is designed for those generally working either outside or the US, or whose practice focus involves cross-border taxation.

The normal Taxation program will probably be more relevant to somebody seeking to practice in the US. The international program is designed for those generally working either outside or the US, or whose practice focus involves cross-border taxation.
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Tax1989

The normal Taxation program will probably be more relevant to somebody seeking to practice in the US. The international program is designed for those generally working either outside or the US, or whose practice focus involves cross-border taxation.


Thanks a lot!

[quote]The normal Taxation program will probably be more relevant to somebody seeking to practice in the US. The international program is designed for those generally working either outside or the US, or whose practice focus involves cross-border taxation.[/quote]

Thanks a lot!
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