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Student FAQs

What is the Tax Attorney Recruiting Event (TARE)?

Legal employers from around the nation are invited to participate in the Sixth Annual Tax Attorney Recruiting Event (TARE). This event has been organized by our law schools to facilitate the hiring of a group of highly qualified LL.M. in Taxation students in an organized, time-efficient manner. Over 150 of the top LL.M. in Taxation candidates in the country will have an opportunity to be considered for permanent positions during this interview program.

Am I eligible to participate?

Students currently enrolled in an LL.M. in Taxation program at one of the participating law schools (see below) are eligible to interview in this program. Participation for part-time students is limited to one event per degree.

Which schools participate?

The LL.M. in Taxation programs at Boston University School of Law, Northwestern University School of Law, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Which employers participate?

Past participants included Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, PwC, KPMG, Mayer Brown LLP, Steptoe & Johnson, LeBoeuf Lamb, Baker Botts, the Joint Committee on Taxation, Northwestern Mutual, Talbots, G.W. & Wade, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Dechert LLP, Shearman & Sterling, DLA Piper, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, White and Case LLP, Jones Day LLP, Dechert LLP, Wolters Kluwer (North America), the IRS, and more.

How do I register?

Students register for TARE through their school and apply for interviews with employers through the TARE Symplicity site. Students will receive their TARE Symplicity log-in information on January 23, 2012.  The deadline for students to bid online for interviews is February 6, 2012, at NOON. The Student Handbook available from the link to the side includes detailed registration information as well as instructions for using the Symplicity system. If you experience problems with the online system that are not addressed in the Handbook, please contact your school’s TARE coordinator.

How are interviews scheduled?

TARE is 100% pre-screened; employers select their candidates after reviewing student resumes. Employers will submit position requirements during registration. Students will review this information from January 27, 2012 until February 6, 2012 and submit their resumes for consideration. Employers make candidate selections by February 13, 2012 and students will be notified of preliminary interview schedules on February 14, 2012. Employers are encouraged to select alternate candidates in order to fill their schedule in the event of a student cancellation. Alternate assignments will be announced on February 16, 2012 at 1pm.


January 20, 2012 Employer Registration Deadline
January 23, 2012 Students receive Symplicity Log in Information
January 27, 2012 Open Bidding Begins
February 6, 2012 @ NOON Student Bidding Deadline – Final Day to Bid and submit resumes UNTIL NOON
February 6, 2012 @ 1PM Employers Review Student Applications on Symplicity
February 13, 2012 Employers Submit Candidate Selections
February 14, 2012 Students Notified of Selections
NOTE: Students selected for 2+ interviews must attend.
February 16, 2012 @ NOON Deadline for Students to Schedule Interviews - via Symplicity
February 16, 2012 @ 1PM Alternates Notified of Selection
February 20, 2012 @ NOON! Deadline for Alternates to Schedule Interviews
9:00AM – 5:30PM, Washington, D.C.


How many interviews can I request?

There is no limit to the number of interviews students may request from employers, provided that the student’s background matches the employer’s requirements. However, if a student is selected by more employers than can be scheduled due to time conflicts, a student may not get every interview for which s/he has been selected. If there was a time conflict with an employer who selected you, that interview will become an alternate. After all student interview cancellations have been received, alternate assignments will be released. There is no way of knowing in advance of the cancellation deadline whether there will be room for alternates on an interview schedule. Each interview is twenty to thirty minutes long.

How many interviews will I receive?

This depends greatly on your background and the specific needs of the participating firms and corporations. It also depends upon the number of employers to whom you submit your resume. There are students who are not selected at all and others who have an abundance of interviews.  Please be aware that students who are selected for two or more interviews are required to attend all interviews.

How should I prepare and what should I bring to the interview?

It is essential that you prepare for the interview by researching the employers and their practice areas and developing 3-5 questions based on your research to ask in your interview(s).  Also, take advantage of the mock interview and career counseling services offered by your law school to prepare for the event.  Employers will specify which materials they require, including transcripts, writing samples, and letters of recommendation. You are expected to bring extra copies of your resume to each interview. You may also want to bring a typed sheet of your LL.M. in Taxation courses and grades if a transcript is not yet available.

Where will the interviews be held?

The TARE event will be held at the St. Gregory Luxury Hotel & Suites at 2033 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. Students are responsible for making travel arrangements and securing overnight accommodations.

Are there any inexpensive hotels in the area?

Please refer to the list under the "List of Area Hotels" link. We recommend making reservations as early as possible, noting the cancellation policies.