Theory - NYU's general corp LLM is better than their Tax LLM, because it . ..


baffronz

doesn't constrain you to one field.

Thoughts?

I'm thinking of asking to switch into their Corp LLM, in hopes that it will make it easier to get a good job upon graduation.

I'll still take tax courses, but only say 8 credits worth. The other 16 credits will be on advanced business law courses.

doesn't constrain you to one field.

Thoughts?

I'm thinking of asking to switch into their Corp LLM, in hopes that it will make it easier to get a good job upon graduation.

I'll still take tax courses, but only say 8 credits worth. The other 16 credits will be on advanced business law courses.
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W&L2008

If you are a domestic applicant, that is not a good idea. For those from the US the conventional wisdom says that a tax llm is the only one worth the money.

If you are a domestic applicant, that is not a good idea. For those from the US the conventional wisdom says that a tax llm is the only one worth the money.
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susiee

W&L2008 is right - if you're an American JD, you're expected to be able to practice corporate law straight after your JD, making it difficult to justify doing an LL.M whereas tax lawyers generally need the the specialized LL.M to enter the field. Also, tax LL.Ms get to go to more job fairs than normal LLMs - so my advice would be do NOT switch to corporate LLM!

W&L2008 is right - if you're an American JD, you're expected to be able to practice corporate law straight after your JD, making it difficult to justify doing an LL.M whereas tax lawyers generally need the the specialized LL.M to enter the field. Also, tax LL.Ms get to go to more job fairs than normal LLMs - so my advice would be do NOT switch to corporate LLM!
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