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I just graduated Magna from a high third tier (107) law school with an honors concentration in tax law and am looking at tax LLM programs, particularly NYU. I took 8 tax classes and although I obtained a B+ in one course, the remaining 7 have been either an A or an A-. I also have an MBA and although ranks are not given, I was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma so I am somewhere above the top 20%. Through the MBA program I took two accounting courses and earned an A- in both of them. I also served in two editorial positions for the school's probate journal and have been published twice on non-tax issues. I volunteered one semester for VITA. I have also worked in the school's tax clinic (the oldest tax clinic in the country) and, inter alia, obtained a $2500 refund for a client from a fraudulent company that claimed they were going to help him. I am also starting work this Fall at one of the accounting firms just outside the big 4. I also have passed the bar exam in two states with a 168 MBE (top 2.8% of takers). My future employer also wants me to get CPA certification and possibly do an online MST program. One of my tax law professors (they are all NYU LLM alums) told me when discussing my employer that I should apply to NYU's program (something I had been considering for a while but told no one) and that I would have a "pretty good chance" but I can't seem to find any objective admissions criteria online. Does anyone know where I can find some and/or assess my admission potential? I'd also consider GULC, BU, NW, HLS, and some others but really have my heart set on NYU.

Thank you

General Board / Courses question
« on: July 30, 2009, 10:53:47 AM »
I have a 2 credit hole in my schedule and want to practice (broad range I know), estate planning, bankruptcy, general commercial/contract law, corporate law or tax law (if I go get my LLM). I am also in the JD-MBA dual degree program.

Which of these courses should I use to fill my 2 credit hole and why?


General Board / Re: New to law studies
« on: July 24, 2009, 09:26:01 AM »
You are going to have to narrow it down a lot... and what do you mean you just started this week? sounds like you just picked up treatises and casebooks for fun

General Board / Admin or Securities Regulation?
« on: July 23, 2009, 03:49:22 PM »
So I am a JD-MBA going into my third year (of 3 1/2) and am currently planning out the rest of my schedule. With the economy the way it is, I am trying to keep my scope as wide as possible- I am looking at possibly going into commercial (generally), bankruptcy (specifically), corporate, estate and financial planning, or tax law (if I get an LLM at some point) but would like to not completely foreclose on the possibility of practicing any other type of law.

Anyways, I am trying to decide whether to take securities regulation (with an extremely hard to understand and tough grading professor) or administrative law (tough grading professor but have never had him before and have heard he is much easier to understand). Which should I take? while the former is more related to my fields of interest the latter is a "recommended core course" at my school and on the CT bar (although I plan to take the MA bar instead).


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General Board / Re: Is the era of biglaw over forever?
« on: June 09, 2009, 09:42:08 AM »
Doubtful. But I sure hope so.

General Board / Re: Audio books for law school?
« on: June 05, 2009, 09:42:16 AM »
Does anyone know if any of the law school reading materials are available as mp3 / podcasts/CDs ?  Books, casebooks, study aides, etc...any of it available in this format?

Thanks for the input!

other than Law School Legends, PMBR, or sum and substance?

General Board / Re: Bar/doctrinal classes?
« on: June 05, 2009, 09:41:27 AM »
Not just T14 -- my T2 school doesn't require bar classes either.  However, they do recommend that students take things like Com Trans, Evidence, etc.  I really enjoy classes like that because the knowledge carries over to other areas of the law.  For example, any case makes much more sense when you understand the rules of evidence that provide the framework for trial. It doesn't seem to be hurting my GPA to take harder classes; although, the curve is somewhat lower than for silly 2 credit classes like law and literature. 

Same thing with my third tier (but so close to second) school

I have listed a ton of my old books, many in excellent condition, on amazon. More are soon to be listed once I get more time, so check back often if you don't see what you are looking for.

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