Dean Paul Caron Quoted in "The LL.M.: A Consumer's Guide" -- National Jurist
Dean Paul L. Caron is quoted in the article, "The LL.M.: A Consumer's Guide," published in the National Jurist Back to School 2021 issue. The article considers the host of LL.M. specialties available to law students and attorneys.
Excerpt from "The LL.M.: A Consumer's Guide"
While it may seem like an additional degree could give you a better chance for a Big Law job, be very cautious.
While employers will look at your LL.M. grades, they will still consider your J.D. grades and your J.D. school.
As Paul Caron, dean at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law has written, "Tax LL.M. classes are rigorous and demanding. For many employers, both J.D. grades and tax LL.M. grades are extremely important. A prospective tax LL.M. who is not genuinely interested in tax is not likely to do well in tax L.L.M. classes. In addition, the potential resume boost from successful completion of a tax LL.M. degree is greatest when applying for tax-specific positions."
The complete article may be found at National Jurist Back to School 2021 (Dean Caron quoted on page 28).