Q & A with Kevin
Why did you decide to pursue an LL.M. degree?
I took a number of tax law courses while enrolled in law school. I enjoyed tax course work more than any of my other studies, so I knew that I had likely found my niche in law.
Why did you choose BU?
I chose BU primarily because of its location in Boston. My wife and I were trying to relocate here at the time I was looking into the LL.M. It didn't hurt that BU is a very highly regarded program.
What has been the biggest change between law school and your classes here in the LL.M. Program?
I would have to say the technical nature of the code and the regulations. The Graduate Tax Program requires you to dig deep into the regs and develop your own understanding by working through the examples as opposed to reading cases in a casebook.
What do you plan (or want) to do after graduation?
I'm joining one of the Big 4 accounting firms in their Mergers & Acquisitions tax group.
What have you enjoyed most about living and studying in Boston?
I love the history in this city. You will find yourself walking on cobbled streets that date back to this country's founding. Everything is old and interesting (and that includes the T).
Do you have any advice for students applying to the LL.M. Program at Boston University?
Plan to work your hardest yet in your academic career if you want to succeed. It is a difficult but satisfying program.