Soumya Sharma

Soumya Sharma (LLM Tax '10)
Pepper Hamilton 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)
DLA Piper

"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."