Elizabeth Dengler

Elizabeth Dengler (LLM Tax '21)
Judicial Clerk, Sixth Circuit Clerk and Jones Day - Associate (Columbus, OH)

"Among the many great aspects of the Northwestern Pritzker Law Tax LLM program, two stand out to me.

First, the professors. The professors' passion and enthusiasm for tax law makes class thoroughly engaging. The program centers around a rigorous and challenging course load with knowledgeable professors dedicated to ensuring students understand not only the law but also its application to hypothetical and real world tax problems. Second, the curriculum. The curriculum truly prepares graduates to embark on careers in tax law. The Northwestern Law program uniquely builds around four core tax areas. Among the many subsets of tax law, no one exists in a vacuum. The program prepares graduates to enter any subset of tax law with an understanding of how to solve big picture tax problems."

Hannah Sullivan

Hannah Sullivan (LLM Tax '21)
US Tax Court - Judge Buch

"I chose to attend Northwestern Pritzker Law's Tax Program because it is a top-ranking program with a comprehensive core curriculum and impressive faculty.

Most of all, I was interested in the collaborative experience that the Tax Program provides. I pursued an LLM in taxation with a specific career goal in mind. Before classes even started, my professors and advisers in the Career Strategy Center offered guidance that was instrumental in accomplishing my goal. This experience gave me confidence that the Tax Program was invested in students’ success after graduation, which made a valuable learning experience even more rewarding for me."

Soumya Sharma

Soumya Sharma (LLM Tax '10)
Allen & Overy LLP

"The coursework in the Tax Program is extremely comprehensive and well-rounded.

As an M&A lawyer, it is crucial to understand tax law, and every course offered in the Program is applicable to the international spirit of today. The classes are modeled so that students critically analyze both hypothetical and actual cases. The professors do not feed you the law; they teach you how to apply the law and are very practical in their approach."

Johnathan Welbel

Jonathan Welbel (LLM Tax '08)
Baker & McKenzie LLP

"There were countless times after class where I ended up sitting outside of the classroom with a professor to discuss whatever material we were going back and forth about that day.

The conversations never felt rushed and I gained a lot of insight during those discussions. Each professor is as available as the student is willing to let them be."

Olugbenga Ishmael

Olu Ayo Ishmael (LLM Tax '12)
Chapman and Cutler LLP

"The courses are not taught in a strictly lecture style where you passively take in information.

In class, you need to be able to support your analysis and understand the thought process behind various tax transactions. When I graduated from the Tax Program, I had a solid tax background that helped me keep up with the partners at my firm, and I refer to my notes and books I used in the Program on a regular basis."

Rana Salti

Rana Salti (LLM Tax '07)
Adjunct Tax Professor at Northwestern Law
Kinship Trust Company LLC

"The Northwestern LLM Tax program provides the foundation for a successful career in tax law.

As a graduate of the program, I recognize that my degree has been critical to the development of my career. I have been thrilled to join its world class faculty to prepare students for rewarding careers in tax. The Northwestern LLM Tax program is a special community, and I'm honored to be a part of it."