U of Florida v Georgetown?


Dasha

I got admitted to University of Florida and Georgetown Law tax LLM programs. I am still waiting to hear from NYU, but they seem to be taking their sweet time. Question- do people have strong opinions about the quality of one program over another? I think Florida has a better reputation for the tax program, but I also wonder about the quality of life and job opportunities and whether they can be better in Washington, DC rather than Gainsville. I suppose I could live in any place for ten months during the program, but my partner is planning to move with me while I go to school, so I also have to consider the livability of a place for his sake, as well. And after the graduation, would employers look more favorably upon a LLM from Florida? Anyone in similar position and wants to share?

I got admitted to University of Florida and Georgetown Law tax LLM programs. I am still waiting to hear from NYU, but they seem to be taking their sweet time. Question- do people have strong opinions about the quality of one program over another? I think Florida has a better reputation for the tax program, but I also wonder about the quality of life and job opportunities and whether they can be better in Washington, DC rather than Gainsville. I suppose I could live in any place for ten months during the program, but my partner is planning to move with me while I go to school, so I also have to consider the livability of a place for his sake, as well. And after the graduation, would employers look more favorably upon a LLM from Florida? Anyone in similar position and wants to share?
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Sdevante

I'm in a similar position and am going to UF. My impression is that maybe GULC has an edge for biglaw in the northeast. The only advantage I see is that GULC participates in TIP with NYU, but I want to stay in the south so no worries on my end. Can't really go wrong either way. Good luck with your decision

I'm in a similar position and am going to UF. My impression is that maybe GULC has an edge for biglaw in the northeast. The only advantage I see is that GULC participates in TIP with NYU, but I want to stay in the south so no worries on my end. Can't really go wrong either way. Good luck with your decision
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jojo2222

I spoke with a tax professor at school who said the quality of education at UF is as good as it as at NYU. But the downfall, according to him, is the career services and job placement, as well as reputation. I ended up applying to GT and NYU.

I spoke with a tax professor at school who said the quality of education at UF is as good as it as at NYU. But the downfall, according to him, is the career services and job placement, as well as reputation. I ended up applying to GT and NYU.
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My tax professor and other that I have spoken to say that Florida is great if you want to work in Florida. The program has been around for a long time and has built solid connections with employers in the area. I have also heard that GULC places better than Florida in the Northeast. So I think it depends on where you want to work after your LLM.

For what it's worth, I did a Martindale search of tax attorneys in California and did not notice any attorneys with tax LLMs from Florida. Interestingly, the number of tax attorneys with LLMs from NYU vs. GULC was almost evenly split.

My tax professor and other that I have spoken to say that Florida is great if you want to work in Florida. The program has been around for a long time and has built solid connections with employers in the area. I have also heard that GULC places better than Florida in the Northeast. So I think it depends on where you want to work after your LLM.

For what it's worth, I did a Martindale search of tax attorneys in California and did not notice any attorneys with tax LLMs from Florida. Interestingly, the number of tax attorneys with LLMs from NYU vs. GULC was almost evenly split.
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relduom

I have also been accepted at UF and Georgetown. I am leaning towards Florida because I think it has a better program, is cheaper, and is the place I think I could have more fun. The only reason I am considering Georgetown is the fact they have better connections in the northeast. Does anybody know how many students are in the entering classes at each program?

I have also been accepted at UF and Georgetown. I am leaning towards Florida because I think it has a better program, is cheaper, and is the place I think I could have more fun. The only reason I am considering Georgetown is the fact they have better connections in the northeast. Does anybody know how many students are in the entering classes at each program?
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Obina

I agree with relduom in everything.

I agree with relduom in everything.
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Sdevante

I spoke with Dean Friel during my visit yesterday re: entering class size and he said approx. 100, with (I believe) about 33 being foreign students and 66 being U.S. students and 1 person, well, who knows? Lol.

On another note, not that ANY of you care, I signed a lease today in Gainesville. YAY! Thank you for entertaining my tangential statement.

I spoke with Dean Friel during my visit yesterday re: entering class size and he said approx. 100, with (I believe) about 33 being foreign students and 66 being U.S. students and 1 person, well, who knows? Lol.

On another note, not that ANY of you care, I signed a lease today in Gainesville. YAY! Thank you for entertaining my tangential statement.
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KimchiTax

What if you get accepted to NYU?

I spoke with Dean Friel during my visit yesterday re: entering class size and he said approx. 100, with (I believe) about 33 being foreign students and 66 being U.S. students and 1 person, well, who knows? Lol.

On another note, not that ANY of you care, I signed a lease today in Gainesville. YAY! Thank you for entertaining my tangential statement.

What if you get accepted to NYU?

<blockquote>I spoke with Dean Friel during my visit yesterday re: entering class size and he said approx. 100, with (I believe) about 33 being foreign students and 66 being U.S. students and 1 person, well, who knows? Lol.

On another note, not that ANY of you care, I signed a lease today in Gainesville. YAY! Thank you for entertaining my tangential statement. </blockquote>
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jojo2222

It seems like most of those reading this post are waiting to hear from NYU. I know the website says April, but I heard that last year they began to release decisions at the end of February. I do not guarantee this is correct. Has anyone heard anything re: decisions??

It seems like most of those reading this post are waiting to hear from NYU. I know the website says April, but I heard that last year they began to release decisions at the end of February. I do not guarantee this is correct. Has anyone heard anything re: decisions??
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Sdevante

What if you get accepted to NYU?

I've discussed with various professors and others about this.

In the end, my goal is to end up in a warm southern state, such as Florida, making enough money to live comfortably and pay off my student loans sometime sooner rather than later, i.e., I don't care if I work biglaw or not as long as I can make $80k or more a year. I have a gazillion dollars in debt from going to Vanderbilt for my JD, from my MBA, and from undergrad. I think for my particular goal, and financially ($12k v $60k), I will be better off taking the Florida bar this summer then going to UF. Plus, I can drive my car and ride my sportbike year round, versus walking/taxi/subway in NYC.

So, if I get into NYU, I will probably jump for joy as I've never been admitted to a number one program before, but I will then turn them down as it's not for me.

<blockquote>What if you get accepted to NYU?
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I've discussed with various professors and others about this.

In the end, my goal is to end up in a warm southern state, such as Florida, making enough money to live comfortably and pay off my student loans sometime sooner rather than later, i.e., I don't care if I work biglaw or not as long as I can make $80k or more a year. I have a gazillion dollars in debt from going to Vanderbilt for my JD, from my MBA, and from undergrad. I think for my particular goal, and financially ($12k v $60k), I will be better off taking the Florida bar this summer then going to UF. Plus, I can drive my car and ride my sportbike year round, versus walking/taxi/subway in NYC.

So, if I get into NYU, I will probably jump for joy as I've never been admitted to a number one program before, but I will then turn them down as it's not for me.
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dwbutler4

I am contemplating applying to Florida LLM Tax school. I was wondering if any of those that have been accepted to that progam would be willing to give me a ball park of their rank and if they have previous job experience. To that end, if any one knows how important undergrad grades and previous work experience/internships play into the admission process. I had not so great undergrad grades, worked for 5 years in estate tax field and now am in top 30% of tier 2 law school. Any help is appreciated.

I am contemplating applying to Florida LLM Tax school. I was wondering if any of those that have been accepted to that progam would be willing to give me a ball park of their rank and if they have previous job experience. To that end, if any one knows how important undergrad grades and previous work experience/internships play into the admission process. I had not so great undergrad grades, worked for 5 years in estate tax field and now am in top 30% of tier 2 law school. Any help is appreciated.
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KimchiTax

I think you have a good shot. Apply today and matriculate this fall.
:)

I am contemplating applying to Florida LLM Tax school. I was wondering if any of those that have been accepted to that progam would be willing to give me a ball park of their rank and if they have previous job experience. To that end, if any one knows how important undergrad grades and previous work experience/internships play into the admission process. I had not so great undergrad grades, worked for 5 years in estate tax field and now am in top 30% of tier 2 law school. Any help is appreciated.

I think you have a good shot. Apply today and matriculate this fall.
:)

<blockquote>I am contemplating applying to Florida LLM Tax school. I was wondering if any of those that have been accepted to that progam would be willing to give me a ball park of their rank and if they have previous job experience. To that end, if any one knows how important undergrad grades and previous work experience/internships play into the admission process. I had not so great undergrad grades, worked for 5 years in estate tax field and now am in top 30% of tier 2 law school. Any help is appreciated.</blockquote>
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