Graduate Tax Program


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 Professor H. David Rosenbloom, the Faculty Director of the International Tax Program, 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 Vanderbilt Hall, Room 409. 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:

  • Brookes Billman: Employee Benefits Law, Tax Policy, Tax Procedure
  • Noël Cunningham: Partnership Taxation, Tax Policy
  • James Eustice: Corporate Taxation, International Taxation
  • Laurie Malman: Individual and Corporate Tax, Tax Accounting, Tax Policy, Real Estate Tax Issues
  • Jill Manny: Charitable Giving, Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Guy Maxfield: Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
  • H. David Rosenbloom: International Taxation
  • Deborah Schenk: Tax Policy, Individual Taxation, Corporate Taxation, Professional Responsibility
  • Leo Schmolka: Individual and Corporate Tax, Partnership Taxation, Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning
  • Daniel Shaviro: Tax Policy, Public Economics, Social Insurance, Budget Policy
  • George Sorter: Accounting and Law, Banking Law
  • John 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.