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 that and an add/drop form to the graduate tax program office in Furman Hall, Suite 340. Any of our full-time faculty can be approached to sponsor research. Often students first check informally to see if a professor feels that they have time in their schedule during a given semester and also that the topic is a good fit. If so, then the student would submit a more formal 2000 word proposal specifying the number of credits they are seeking, the paper topic, format, etc. Learn more about submitting a directed research proposal.
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.