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Friday, March 28, 2014

Tax LL.M. Program Rankings by Tax Hiring Authorities

Tax TalentFollowing up on my post on the new 2015 U.S. News Tax Rankings: TaxTalent asked U.S. corporate tax hiring authorities to rank the following programs:

  • Undergraduate Accounting
  • MS Tax
  • MAcc
  • MAcc Tax
  • MBA Tax
  • JD Tax
  • LL.M. Tax

For the LL.M. Tax Survey, respondents were asked to select up to five schools (out of 31) with LL.M. Tax programs that they hold in highest regard when hiring candidates.  Respondent Profile: 144 currently employed heads of corporate in-house tax departments.

2014 LLM

For the J.D. Tax Survey, respondents were asked to select up to five schools (out of 20) with JD Tax programs that they hold in highest regard when hiring candidates.  It is a bizarre list of 20 law schools, as it omits 14 of the 15 schools ranked in tax by U.S. News (Georgetown is the only school ranked by both U.S. News and Tax Talent.) 

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Comments

It is early in the morning and I have yet had my double expresso, however, I seem to see two entries for FL. Are theses to be combined? Or is only one correct? Combine them and FL is easily third.

Posted by: Bill Turnier | Mar 28, 2014 5:44:08 AM

Paul - Thanks so much for the recognition of TaxTalent's 2014 Educational Survey Series in your blog. We have double-checked the U.S. News and World Report List you are referencing, and it looks like they just do a blanket "Tax Law" survey, which does not segment out the type of specialty Tax Law programs each school offers by rank. The JD Tax results that we presented may seem a little bizarre because this is such a niche area that not many schools offer. It is also important to note that survey participants did have the option to fill in an "other" option if a school they hold in high regard was not on the list that we provided. Thank you again though and we will absolutely double-check the top schools to make sure none have been missed.

Posted by: Meredith Gorton - Content Manager at TaxTalent.com | Mar 28, 2014 5:55:34 AM

Bill - Thanks for catching that! Florida did in fact only receive 20.8% of the vote (30 votes). That extra mention in there was an error and the survey has been fixed. Thank you.

Posted by: Meredith Gorton - Content Manager at TaxTalent.com | Mar 28, 2014 2:10:01 PM

After looking at this, most non NYU, GT and FL grads should be pissed or contemplating suicide.

Posted by: Steven | Mar 30, 2014 9:00:55 PM

@Steven, why do you include FL in your list? Based on the chart only Georgetown and NYU alums should be pleased, then there is a significant drop off to the next group of Michigan through Northwestern. How do you jump Florida over Michigan?

Posted by: Say What | Mar 31, 2014 8:48:56 AM