While there is no writing requirement for the LLM (in Taxation), students interested in writing a substantial paper while they are at NYU School of Law under the supervision of a faculty member are encouraged to register for up to two credits of directed research. To register for directed research, students should have their sponsoring professor sign a copy of the outline for the paper proposal and submit the outline to Academic Services in Furman Hall, Suite 474. Although all of our full-time faculty are available to sponsor research in any area of taxation, below is a list of faculty specialties to help guide your search for a sponsor:

•  Lily Batchelder: Tax Policy, Individual Taxation, Social Insurance

•  Brookes D. Billman: Employee Benefits Law, Tax Policy, Tax Procedure

•  Noël Cunningham: Partnership Taxation, Tax Policy

•  Laurie L. Malman: Individual and Corporate Tax, Tax Accounting, Tax Policy, Real Estate Tax Issues

•  Jill S. Manny: Charitable Giving, Tax Exempt Organizations

•  Guy B. Maxfield: Federal Estate and Gift Taxation

•  H. David Rosenbloom: International Taxation

•  Deborah H. Schenk: Tax Policy, Individual Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Professional Responsibility

•  Leo L. Schmolka: Individual and Corporate Tax, Partnership Taxation, Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning

•  Daniel N. Shaviro: Tax Policy, Public Economics, Social Insurance, Budget Policy

•  George H. Sorter: Accounting and Law, Banking Law

•  John P. Steines, Jr.: Partnership Taxation, Corporate Taxation, International Taxation


Research Assistants


Additionally, many members of the tax faculty ask students to assist them in conducting research. Students typically work 10-15 hours per week depending on the needs of the faculty member. Research assistants are paid on an hourly basis. Interested students should check with the Office of Career Services regarding available openings. Alternatively, students should feel free to approach professors directly about their research needs.