Univ. of Florida Tax LL.M. Questions


magmir

Hi,

I sent my application to UF for the Graduate Tax Program last week and have now entered the waiting game (speaking of which, how long does it normally take to hear back?). UF is the only school I applied to and the only one I would go to (for personal/family reasons). I know its jumping the gun a lot, but what are career prospects like coming out of the school? Does everyone have a job?

Also, I have two years of work experience, but as a prosecutor. Will that hurt my chances of getting a tax job? I figure that a lot of people go straight from law school to get their LL.M., so while my work experience isn't relevant, it shouldn't hold me back either. Is that wishful thinking, or accurate?

Thanks!

Hi,

I sent my application to UF for the Graduate Tax Program last week and have now entered the waiting game (speaking of which, how long does it normally take to hear back?). UF is the only school I applied to and the only one I would go to (for personal/family reasons). I know its jumping the gun a lot, but what are career prospects like coming out of the school? Does everyone have a job?

Also, I have two years of work experience, but as a prosecutor. Will that hurt my chances of getting a tax job? I figure that a lot of people go straight from law school to get their LL.M., so while my work experience isn't relevant, it shouldn't hold me back either. Is that wishful thinking, or accurate?

Thanks!
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ztp

I dont know from personal experience, but from reading past comments people who graduate from UF tax LLM can get a job in tax just about anywhere in the country they wish. My tax prof. graduated llm at NYU but says that UF's program is pretty much just as good and is recognized as such, possibly becoming just as respected as NYU's. Considering tuition is a lot less (if you are a florida resident) UF is a great place. (I would think that if your goal was to work in NYC that you may consider NYU, though).

I dont know from personal experience, but from reading past comments people who graduate from UF tax LLM can get a job in tax just about anywhere in the country they wish. My tax prof. graduated llm at NYU but says that UF's program is pretty much just as good and is recognized as such, possibly becoming just as respected as NYU's. Considering tuition is a lot less (if you are a florida resident) UF is a great place. (I would think that if your goal was to work in NYC that you may consider NYU, though).
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magmir

Thanks, that's good to hear (we have no desire to live in the city). I'm not a Florida resident, but live in GA and should be able to get in-state tuition through the Academic Common Market. Now I just have to get accepted...

Thanks, that's good to hear (we have no desire to live in the city). I'm not a Florida resident, but live in GA and should be able to get in-state tuition through the Academic Common Market. Now I just have to get accepted...
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TaxLawLLM

Typically, UF takes 4-6 weeks after they receive your completed application before they make a decision.

Typically, UF takes 4-6 weeks after they receive your completed application before they make a decision.
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magmir

That's not too bad at all. Do they email or send the letter via regular mail? Small envelope = reject?

That's not too bad at all. Do they email or send the letter via regular mail? Small envelope = reject?
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ztp

I hear responses start early feb.

I hear responses start early feb.
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Charly139

Has anybody been admitted yet to the UF LLM in International Tax?

Has anybody been admitted yet to the UF LLM in International Tax?
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ztp

Got into Levin Tax Today!!

Got into Levin Tax Today!!
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Charly139

Congratulations! did you receive an e-mail or a letter through regular mail? when did you complete your application?
Thanks for any info!

Congratulations! did you receive an e-mail or a letter through regular mail? when did you complete your application?
Thanks for any info!
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ztp

Completed my app a while ago, but they seem to be making all decisions now. I actually called to check on the status as after I sent my stuff in I heard nothing back. The lady said "you got acepted, you should get a letter" and then I had one in my mailbox when I got home. Now I am crossing my fingers for NYU, wonder when they come out.

Completed my app a while ago, but they seem to be making all decisions now. I actually called to check on the status as after I sent my stuff in I heard nothing back. The lady said "you got acepted, you should get a letter" and then I had one in my mailbox when I got home. Now I am crossing my fingers for NYU, wonder when they come out.
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magmir

Congrats man! My app STILL isn't complete! I'm still waiting on one letter of rec., but hopefully it will be submitted this week. Congrats again!

Congrats man! My app STILL isn't complete! I'm still waiting on one letter of rec., but hopefully it will be submitted this week. Congrats again!
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ztp

I only had one letter in when I got accepted. My other letter of recc came after I got their letter

I only had one letter in when I got accepted. My other letter of recc came after I got their letter
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shoortie

i haven't received anything from Levin but all the sudden today, they sent me an email saying according to florida law, all new students need to send them some immunization record. weird. did anybody else get this email?

i haven't received anything from Levin but all the sudden today, they sent me an email saying according to florida law, all new students need to send them some immunization record. weird. did anybody else get this email?
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branson1

that probably means you got in. last year, i didn't get that stuff about the immunization record until after i was accepted.

that probably means you got in. last year, i didn't get that stuff about the immunization record until after i was accepted.
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shoortie

branson1:

thanks, good to hear that. haven't received anything in the mail. hopefully will get the letter soon.

branson1:

thanks, good to hear that. haven't received anything in the mail. hopefully will get the letter soon.
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ztp

I got that email the day I got in

I got that email the day I got in
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shoortie

yeah i called florida today and i got in.

yeah i called florida today and i got in.
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magmir

As of today my application is FINALLY complete. Now I can officially start my wait.

As of today my application is FINALLY complete. Now I can officially start my wait.
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bentley

Does anyone know the odds of getting accepted to UF if you are not in the top 25% of your law school class?

Does anyone know the odds of getting accepted to UF if you are not in the top 25% of your law school class?
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branson1

it depends on what your law school is ranked and how far out of the top 25% you are.

it depends on what your law school is ranked and how far out of the top 25% you are.
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