Centers & Intellectual Life

Professor Daniel Shaviro and guest

Thanks in part to the powerful network and rich offerings of the Graduate Tax Program, NYU Law students interested in working in tax law will find plenty of opportunities for making connections with well-respected leaders in the field, including Law School alumni who have paved the way.

Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium

The Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium offers students the opportunity to pursue tax policy and theory, along with related issues of public economics, at an advanced level. 

David R. Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation

The Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation, delivered annually by a renowned international tax scholar, provides a forum for leading international tax lawyers and educators from around the world to offer ideas on the forefront of the transnational tax arena.

Graduate Tax Program Lunch Series

Hosted by the Graduate Tax Program and moderated by Joshua Blank LLM ’07, involves roundtable discussions with prominent alumni of the Graduate Tax Program and small groups of students (up to 25). Rather than focusing on substantive tax issues, guests share 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 alumni to meet students. Sandwiches and refreshments are served. At least six lunches are held each year.

International Tax Program Lunch Series

Held by the International Taxation LLM, this lunch series invites over a dozen 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.

Estate Planning Brownbag Lunch

The Estate Planning Brownbag Lunch, held by the Office of Career Services each spring, brings in a speaker who practices in the estate planning area.

National Center on Philanthropy and the Law

The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law explores a broad range of legal issues affecting the nation’s nonprofit sector and provides an integrated examination of the legal doctrines related to the activities of charitable organizations. It hosts mini-conferences as well as a large annual conference.

NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium

Hosted by NYU School of Law and UCLA School of Law, the NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium is a joint annual conference focusing on tax policy issues from both a legal and economic perspective. It provides a forum in which leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners can analyze complex tax policy questions and options for reform, and brings together members of both NYU Law’s tax law faculty and UCLA Law’s business law and policy program. 

NYU/KPMG Lecture on Current Issues in Taxation

The NYU/KPMG Lecture on Current Issues in Taxation, hosted by the NYU Law Graduate Tax Program and the Tax Practice of KPMG, invites distinguished lecturers to discuss a timely issue that may arise from recent or proposed legislation, regulations, cases, or IRS rulings.

Tax Careers Luncheon

The Tax Careers Luncheon, held each February, gathers Tax LLM alumni from a variety of organizations 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.

Accounting Firm Panel

Hosted each October by the Office of Career Services and the Graduate Tax Program, this panel covers career opportunities at the Big Four accounting firms (Deloitte, E&Y, PWC, and KPMG).