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Has any JD in big 4 gone back and gotten their LLM? Can you talk about your experience?

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I went to EY out of law school, worked in international tax there for a couple years, then went to NYU tax LLM and DLA Piper after. The LLM was tough (often compared to 1L on steroids), but I learned a lot more practical skills than I did in law school. It was stressful going back to college kid budget and having to job search all over again, but it was helpful for my career. I decided to leave big4, but had I stayed, I was told I'd need the LLM to make partner. They would have paid for me to do it while working, but I wanted to get it over with and it ended up paying off.

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I'm really glad that I made the jump. The hours are tough here sometimes, but I love my group, I nearly tripled my salary, and for the most part I enjoy the work I do more (more legal research and drafting opinions, less excel lol). NYU was a giant time commitment. There were a lot more daily assignments than in JD and it's just intellectually more difficult subject matter. I enjoyed the program and learned a ton, but it was certainly tough. I did the full time program and was on the tax review there so all my time went to school. I didn't work while I was there. I know some people who did the part time program and it seemed to be a lot to take on. Maybe that's doable for some people, but I just wanted to get it over with.

I did the executive program at GT while working at PwC. It was not easy and juggling work, school and life was doable but took a lot of effort. I learned a lot and met a number of great people. I think it was worth it because of the connections made, the firm paid for me to go, and how much better I became at tax overall. I ended up staying at PwC because they countered my offer and I like my team. Overall no regrets.

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