Job market for foreign law graduates


raminax

Hey guys,
I was wondering for those of you who studied/studying LLM in foreign countries IN ENGLISH,how is the job market out there?
For example, you study at Groningen university in the Netherlands which is taught in English but you do not speak the native language as well as you speak English,is finding a job in international law firms or.... hard with this situation? Is the mastery of the local language an absolute necessity to be able to find a suitable law related job?

Hey guys,
I was wondering for those of you who studied/studying LLM in foreign countries IN ENGLISH,how is the job market out there?
For example, you study at Groningen university in the Netherlands which is taught in English but you do not speak the native language as well as you speak English,is finding a job in international law firms or.... hard with this situation? Is the mastery of the local language an absolute necessity to be able to find a suitable law related job?
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I think it's probably pretty difficult, and most likely, very few LLM grads are able to make that kind of a transition without fluency in the local language.

More likely is that international-facing law firms will want to pick up grads to work back in their home countries, at least for a couple years. They'll be looking for people to grow their practices in places where they are developing their presence.

Maybe ask the law schools about this? See if they can provide you with info in terms of the success rates of grads who want to transition to another country? I'd be interested in hearing about this myself.

I think it's probably pretty difficult, and most likely, very few LLM grads are able to make that kind of a transition without fluency in the local language.

More likely is that international-facing law firms will want to pick up grads to work back in their home countries, at least for a couple years. They'll be looking for people to grow their practices in places where they are developing their presence.

Maybe ask the law schools about this? See if they can provide you with info in terms of the success rates of grads who want to transition to another country? I'd be interested in hearing about this myself.
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luxem1890

Interesting, do you think that there are certain countries where foreign law graduates are more in demand than others?

Interesting, do you think that there are certain countries where foreign law graduates are more in demand than others?
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No idea, simply because the law schools do not publicize this information. This research suggests that, at least to some degree, the big cities are where the hiring action is at:

http://www.llm-guide.com/article/958/how-many-big-law-associates-and-partners-have-an-llm

Although whether this correlates with where the LLMs did their degrees, I have no idea. Seems like grads from the big schools like NYU, Columbia, LSE, etc., have the most success.

No idea, simply because the law schools do not publicize this information. This research suggests that, at least to some degree, the big cities are where the hiring action is at:

http://www.llm-guide.com/article/958/how-many-big-law-associates-and-partners-have-an-llm

Although whether this correlates with where the LLMs did their degrees, I have no idea. Seems like grads from the big schools like NYU, Columbia, LSE, etc., have the most success.
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