How To Prepare for a Career in Tax Law

Tax Pathway Events

Despite the abundance of tax law course offerings at NYU, you may still be unsure of the type of tax practice that you would enjoy most. This dilemma may be especially overwhelming after you complete Income Taxation, but before you have gained experience as a summer associate or intern. To help you explore different tax practice areas, you should participate in the tax career events that the Graduate Tax Program and the Office of Career Services present throughout the year. The following programs are open to all Tax LLM and interested JD students.

Graduate Tax Program Lunch Series

In this lunch series, the Graduate Tax Program hosts roundtable discussions with prominent alumni of the Graduate Tax Program and small groups of students (up to 25). This program is moderated by Professor Blank. Rather than focusing on substantive tax issues, we ask the guests what they do on a daily basis and how they have chosen their professional paths. This forum is a unique way for students to learn about different career paths and for our alumni to have a chance to meet our students. Sandwiches and refreshments are served. We host at least six lunches each year.

Big Four Accounting Firm Panel

Each October, the Office of Career Services and the Graduate Tax Program host a panel on career opportunities at the Big Four accounting firms (Deloitte, E&Y, PWC, KPMG).

Tax Careers Luncheon

Each February, Tax LLM Alumni from a variety of organizations attend this event to speak to students about various practice areas and practice settings for tax attorneys. Participants will have the opportunity to rotate through tables organized by practice area: Corporate Tax, International Tax, Estate Planning, Employee Benefits, and State and Local Tax. The Office of Career Services hosts this event every February.

Estate Planning Brownbag Lunch

Every March, the Office of Career Services hosts a brownbag lunch event with a speaker who practices in the estate planning area.

International Tax Program Lunch Series

Each year, the International Taxation LLM program hosts approximately 15 speakers for a lunch discussion on international tax issues. Lunch is provided, and faculty, members of the tax press, and all law school students are invited. The events are listed on the Law School calendar, and serve as a valuable learning and networking opportunity.