I'm also curious about how difficult it will be for me to get into a good LLM tax program. I have slightly sub-par grades, but at Ohio State University (ranked 30-35 in the nation depending on the year). My advisor, who used to teach in the Northwestern LLM program, surprised me when she said that since I come from a respected law school, I should not have that much difficulty getting into a very good program. Do you guys agree?
Also, when do most people apply to these tax LLM programs? I'm curious because if I try to apply before this year is over, will they ask for my 3L fall grades?
I really appreciate any feedback anyone has.