Centers & Intellectual Life

Professor Daniel Shaviro and guest

Thanks in part to the powerful network and rich offerings of the Graduate Tax Program, NYU Law students interested in working in tax law will find plenty of opportunities for making connections with well-respected leaders in the field, including Law School alumni who have paved the way.

The Tax Law Center provides technical input on tax legislation, submits comments on tax regulations, and intervenes in tax litigation, with the aim of improving the integrity of the tax system, saving and raising revenues, and advancing equity.

A faculty-edited law journal, Tax Law Review is the the premier law school journal for tax policy scholarship.

The Tax Policy and Public Finance Colloquium offers students the opportunity to pursue tax policy and theory, along with related issues of public economics, at an advanced level. 

The Tillinghast Lecture on International Taxation, delivered annually by a renowned international tax scholar, provides a forum for leading international tax lawyers and educators from around the world to offer ideas on the forefront of the transnational tax arena.

The Graduate Tax Program Lunch Series involves roundtable discussions with prominent alumni of the Graduate Tax Program and small groups of students. Guests share what they do on a daily basis and how they have chosen their professional paths. This forum is a unique way for students to learn about different career paths and for alumni to meet students. 

Held by the International Taxation LLM, the International Tax Program Lunch Series invites over a dozen speakers for a lunch discussion on international tax issues. Lunch is provided, and faculty, members of the tax press, and all Law School students are invited. 

The Estate Planning Brownbag Lunch, held by the Office of Career Services each spring, brings in a speaker who practices in the estate planning area.

The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law explores a broad range of legal issues affecting the nation’s nonprofit sector and provides an integrated examination of the legal doctrines related to the activities of charitable organizations. It hosts mini-conferences as well as a large annual conference.

The NYU/UCLA Tax Policy Symposium is a joint annual conference focusing on tax policy issues from both a legal and economic perspective. It provides a forum in which leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners can analyze complex tax policy questions and options for reform, and brings together members of both NYU Law’s tax law faculty and UCLA Law’s business law and policy program. 

NYU/KPMG Lecture on Current Issues in Taxation, hosted by the NYU Law Graduate Tax Program and the Tax Practice of KPMG, invites distinguished lecturers to discuss a timely issue that may arise from recent or proposed legislation, regulations, cases, or IRS rulings.

The Tax Careers Luncheon, held each February, gathers Tax LLM alumni from a variety of organizations to speak to students about various practice areas and practice settings for tax attorneys. Participants will have the opportunity to rotate through tables organized by practice area: Corporate Tax, International Tax, Estate Planning, Employee Benefits, and State and Local Tax. The Office of Career Services hosts this event every February.

Hosted each October by the Office of Career Services and the Graduate Tax Program, the Accounting Firm Panel panel covers career opportunities at the Big Four accounting firms (Deloitte, E&Y, PWC, and KPMG).