« on: November 13, 2006, 01:54:04 AM »
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The name is VERY important. Hofstra is a decent school, don't get me wrong, but go with the highest ranked school you get into. Play it safe now, you can't predict where you're going to place in your law school class.
I just can't believe Hofstra is number 87. I thought they were third tier.
Oh well. Learn something new every day.
Tax specialization within LS? Not sure how those play out but my school offers a Tax LLM which is probably only worth it if your employer foots the bill.
Well, by "specialization" I meant taking tax-related electives in the JD program at the least and at the best, doing the LLM in taxation concurrent w the JD. Most schools make you do the LLM AFTER doing the JD (which I may or may not be interested in) but university of Miami lets you do them at the same time by substituting the tax classes for JD electives and it takes you the exact same amount of time but you wind up w the JD AND the LLM. This is why Miami is my top pick (in conjunction w the fact that it is near the SEC Miami office).
The regulatory dept in general is less competitive than the other divisions such as Enforcement.
By regulatory I meant SEC instead of biglaw. Sorry, I should have been more specific. Enforcement would be fun. My untimate "dream" would be foresic accounting (UG in accounting) but it's good to know which programs are less competitive. I will probably be better suited for regulatory at least at first since I'm 10 years in I-Banking compliance.
I really want to do a tax law specialization in LS though (in case I can't get in w the SEC) so I'm hpoing my WE will be good enough to outweigh the fact that I may not be taking much in the way of securities-related classes.
RenaldoBalkman is merely a virtuous paladin, working to defend the masses from the evils and deceits of T3 and T4 law schools.