Right now, the market is completely dead. It all depends what kind of tax you eventually want to practice, but as far as transactional, corporate, and the M&A stuff, thing are flat. You have time though to hope/wait for a rebound. The only "awesome national reputation" belongs to NYU. Remember that. Even schools "better" than Du like BU, Florida, Miami, NW, and even Georgetown are graduating students without employment right now. I would never advise anyone to go out of their way to attend DU's LLM program, but if you are already there, it makes things immensely more sensible. I'm at one of the non-NYU schools mentioned and I have found out three things about tax LLMs in this market. They are NYU, NYU, NYU haha. Good Luck.