LLM Tax Students

LLM Tax Employment Survey

The Career Strategy Center sponsors a number of programs throughout the year for LLM in Taxation students, including resume and cover letter workshops, networking programs, mock interviews, and receptions with alumni and employers.

The Career Strategy Center and the dedicated LLM in Taxation Career Manager will be available to assist you in developing your individual job search strategy, reviewing your resume and cover letters, and conducting mock interviews. However, it is necessary for all students to work diligently on their own job search, making contacts with employers, pursuing opportunities and following up on all possibilities. The Tax LLM job market is a unique market, and to get a job students should dedicate time to thinking about the areas in which they wish to practice and then researching potential employers.

Below are some specialized resources to help you get started. In addition, LLM in Taxation students should take advantage of Northwestern Law's Job Postings Database in Symplicity (password required).

Advisors and Employers | Government Employment | Employment Search Web Sites | Additional Career and Networking Resources | Post-Employment and Alumni Information

Advisors and Employers

Recent Employers of Northwestern University School of Law LL.M. in Taxation Students (pdf)

LLM Tax Alumni Advisors (pdf) Updated 09/21/10. A list of Northwestern LLM Tax graduates whom you may contact for career-related information and advice.

Other Alumni Advisors

NALP Tax Firms in Chicago (pdf)

Job Search Tools

Career Research and Networking (pdf)

LLM Tax Interviewing (pdf)

Resumes and Cover Letters (pdf)

Government Employment


U.S. Department of Justice

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. Tax Court Law Clerk Program

Employment Search Web Sites

Tax Talent

Association of Corporate Counsel

Additional Career and Networking Resources

Chicago Bar Association, Tax Committees
Law student membership in the CBA allows you to attend monthly committee meetings that feature expert speakers, legislative updates, and case law developments in tax law. Attending committee meetings is a great way to both expand your knowledge base and network with tax professionals in Chicago. All meetings are held at the CBA, 321 South Plymouth Court, beginning at 12:15 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Ladder Up Tax Assistance Program
Volunteer to assist low-income taxpayers during the tax-filing season. A great way to meet and network with other attorneys and tax professionals as well as gain valuable experience in the tax law field.

Tax and Accounting Sites Directory

Post-Employment and Alumni Information

On or before graduation we ask all students to complete an employment survey letting us know the results of your job search and your views about the process at Northwestern. Current students can access the survey below.


LLM Tax Employment Survey

Alumni of the LLM in Taxation program are reminded that the resources of the Career Center and the dedicated LLM in Taxation Manager are always available to them. LLM in taxation alumni can gain access to the Career Center resources, including Northwestern Job Postings.

Get Involved: We encourage all alumni to stay in contact and become involved with the Northwestern tax Program. Alumni can be involved in many ways including:

  • volunteering to be an advisor to current students,
  • telling us when positions become available in your firm or postings those jobs on our database,
  • coming back to the law school to speak to students about your practice or
  • sponsoring events for the school or program at your firm.

If you would like to become more involved or discuss any of these opportunities please contact the LLM in Taxation Career Manager.