The LL.M. Roadmap Career Guide: An International Student's Jthob Hunt After their U.S. Law Degree, recognizes that all LL.M. students have career aspirations. LL.M. students or graduates may wish to work
- at a U.S. law firm
- as in-house counsel for a multinational corporation
- as a law professor in U.S. or overseas
- for a human rights non-governmental organization (NGO)
- for an inter-governmental organization such as the UN
- at a law firm in their home country
- or even at a non-law job, in the U.S., home or a third country
The LL.M. Roadmap Career Guide covers many employment-related topics relevant to international students at U.S. law schools, to graduates, and to applicants. Topics shed light on how to navigate the job market.
The Career Guide will be of interest to LL.M. program administrators, law school career offices, and international & non-international students & graduates (J.D., LL.M., S.J.D.). Law schools are obligated to assist their LL.M. students and graduates, and the Career Guide will help schools fulfill their obligations.
Career Guide topics include:
Job Hunt Strategies
- Steps to take before you enroll in your LL.M. program
- What you can do while you are enrolled
- How to get & change jobs after you graduate
Presenting Oneself to Prospective Employers
- LL.M. Resumes—How a 1-Page Summary Document Can Help You Get a
- LL.M. Cover Letters—Capturing Prospective Employers’ Attention
- Lots of Samples -- Resumes, Cover Letters, Publication Lists, Reference Sheet
Dozens of Tips!
- Taking & passing a U.S. Bar Exam
- Dress for success & etiquette tips
- How to ace a law job interview
- How to draft e-mails to prospective employers
- How to negotiate after you get a job offer!
Other tools to help you reach your career goals
- Resources Guide
- Glossary of terms you need to know when dealing with the job hunt