Career possibilities - Non-EU with LLM in Europe?


Hello,

I'm a Canadian citizen and I've always wanted to study, work and live in Europe. I'm currently doing my law degree in Madrid and I plan on doing an LLM program once I am finished with this degree.

I'd like to do my LLM somewhere like Germany/Austria/Belgium because I speak English, Spanish and German, so I figured the job prospects would be better in those countries.

If I do an LLM in international law and/or European law, what are the possibilities of me being able to find a job in those countries, taking into account the fact that I am a non-EU citizen?

Out of those three countries, which ones do you reckon that I'll have the best opportunities for finding a job?

Apologies for the long post, and thanks so much!
Hello,

I'm a Canadian citizen and I've always wanted to study, work and live in Europe. I'm currently doing my law degree in Madrid and I plan on doing an LLM program once I am finished with this degree.

I'd like to do my LLM somewhere like Germany/Austria/Belgium because I speak English, Spanish and German, so I figured the job prospects would be better in those countries.

If I do an LLM in international law and/or European law, what are the possibilities of me being able to find a job in those countries, taking into account the fact that I am a non-EU citizen?

Out of those three countries, which ones do you reckon that I'll have the best opportunities for finding a job?

Apologies for the long post, and thanks so much!
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MBL-FU
Hi Wackles,
I know my reply comes quite late but maybe you still find it useful. I'd go with Germany or Austria for working (just based on job prospects, not quality of living or anything). If you chose Belgium, the obvious city to go to for international lawyers would be Brussels.

I recently read this Blog about a lawyer from Canada setting up practice in Germany, maybe that's interesting for you? http://www.jacoblaw.com/assets/Uploads/Publications_PDF/Jacob-Practising-Canadian-law-in-Germany.pdf She's actually practicing Canadian law^^

Good luck with your LLM and job hunting afterwards!
Best regards from Berlin,
MBL-FU
Hi Wackles,
I know my reply comes quite late but maybe you still find it useful. I'd go with Germany or Austria for working (just based on job prospects, not quality of living or anything). If you chose Belgium, the obvious city to go to for international lawyers would be Brussels.

I recently read this Blog about a lawyer from Canada setting up practice in Germany, maybe that's interesting for you? http://www.jacoblaw.com/assets/Uploads/Publications_PDF/Jacob-Practising-Canadian-law-in-Germany.pdf She's actually practicing Canadian law^^

Good luck with your LLM and job hunting afterwards!
Best regards from Berlin,
MBL-FU
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Check out the requirements for the countries you may practice in. I believe that in Belgium, for instance, beyond having a master's degree in law you also have to do a 3-year long apprenticeship and pass the country's bar exam.
Check out the requirements for the countries you may practice in. I believe that in Belgium, for instance, beyond having a master's degree in law you also have to do a 3-year long apprenticeship and pass the country's bar exam.
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Hey, not sure whether that's still relevant but a Canadian lawyer currently doing an LLM answered a few questions on job perspective in another discussion, maybe check hat out? https://llm-guide.com/board/europe/business-and-competition-berlin-198117 (She's doing he MBL at FU Berlin)
Hey, not sure whether that's still relevant but a Canadian lawyer currently doing an LLM answered a few questions on job perspective in another discussion, maybe check hat out? https://llm-guide.com/board/europe/business-and-competition-berlin-198117 (She's doing he MBL at FU Berlin)
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