Dana
Peterson LLM ’14

“The typical day of an NYU Tax LLM is living and breathing tax. The fun part is that you’re with classmates who think it is as cool as you do...”

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Dana
Peterson LLM ’14

“The typical day of an NYU Tax LLM is living and breathing tax. The fun part is that you’re with classmates who think it is as cool as you do...”

My Pathway at a Glance

Before NYU Law

JD, Northwestern University School of Law

Academic Interest

Tax Law

Beyond the Books

Tax Law Review

After NYU Law

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Academics: A Wealth of Options

“Tax LLMs know exactly what pathway they are pursuing—it’s too specialized to decide on a whim. This is about depth. I took classes such as Taxation of Business Conduits, Tax of Mergers and Acquisitions, and Tax of Property Transactions, to name a few.”

LLM Highlight: Inspiring Faculty

“The tax faculty here are the greatest in the nation. John Steines LLM ’78 taught my International Tax sequence. Fabulous professor, but I’ve never worked so hard for a B in my life.”

The NYU Advantage: Individual Attention

“The Office of Career Services really works with you. My counselor, Clara Solomon, suggested that I add an executive compensation or employee benefits course to my schedule—and I ended up accepting a job in a compensation and benefits practice in a great New York firm.”

The Washington Square Way

“One of the big benefits of NYU Law is that you are in New York City, which is the center of the tax world in America.”