New York University School of Law allows JD students from the NYU School of Law and other accredited American law schools the opportunity to obtain the JD and LLM in Taxation degrees in a total of seven full-time academic semesters. The requirements for the LLM in Taxation for these dual degree students are generally the same as for students matriculating for the LLM degree after completing a JD program. The one semester reduction through this program is accomplished by giving credit for graduate tax courses taken at NYU School of Law as a JD student toward the LLM in Taxation degree.
JD students currently enrolled at NYU School of Law may apply to the Office of Graduate Admissions during their 3L year, or shortly following graduation, for admission to the part-time or full-time LLM in Taxation program. Upon review of an applicant’s complete materials, the Committee on Graduate Admissions will determine both eligibility for and admissibility to the JD/LLM in Taxation program.
Students currently enrolled at another accredited American law school who wish to complete the JD Nonmatriculant/LLM in Taxation program must apply during their 2L year to the Office of JD Admissions as a Third Year Visiting/Non-Matriculant student. If admitted as a non-matriculant, it is expected that the student will complete 12 credits of advanced tax courses while in residence at NYU, and the student’s JD degree will be awarded by his or her “home” institution upon completion of the 3L non-matriculant year at NYU. The student will then spend a third semester at NYU to complete the LLM portion of the program.
Admission as a 3L non-matriculant does not assure or guarantee admission to the LLM portion of the dual degree program. Rather, during the 3L non-matriculant year, the student must apply to either the part-time or full-time LLM in Taxation program. The Committee on Graduate Admissions will then determine eligibility and admissibility to the JD/LLM in Taxation program.
Candidates for this degree program must submit a Special Advanced Standing application. The online application for fall 2021 Special Advanced Standing admission will be available on September 1. The application filing deadline for JD nonmatriculant/LLM in Taxation applicants is April 1. All supporting materials must be received by April 15.
Checklist for a Complete JD Nonmatriculant/LLM in Taxation Dual Degree
- Application Fee: $85
- Law School Transcript
- Law School Certification
- Personal Statement
- Letter of Recommendation from a law school faculty member
- Resume (not required but highly recommended.