Which LLM specialization is best for my second LLM?


Kitten25
Hello everyone, I hope someone answers me to help me get out of this mess I am experiencing right now in my head.
I am now 27 years old and I got an LLM degree in Commercial and Corporate Law from Queen Mary University in 2016. Unfortunately, I chose to go back to my coutry ( Greece) to get a job, instead of looking for jobs in London, when I had the chance and now it feels like the most stupid decision I have ever made. Today, 2,5 years since my LLM, my cv is still very poor and it consists mainly of my Bachelor (with a very good grade) in Greece, my LLM (distinction grade in the dissertation field) and my job. I did nothing in the midtime (2016-2018), because I got pretty absorbed in my work (which was nothing special, to be honest, or cv-fancy). Now I am 27 years old, with two years of traineeship and only a few months of membership to my National Bar Association. I strongly feel that if I ever apply to a company in Europe, they won't even bother to check further my application, because it is extremely poor and shows lack of motivation, as I only have an LLM in the field of non-basic skills. European Commission and other European bodies have rejected my application more than four times in a row and I am positive that my poor cv is to blame.
Anyway, now I want so desperately to work abroad that I am thinking of applying for a second LLM in the Netherlands or Belgium (English-taught). I am thinking of Energy/ Climate or Envrironmental Law in Groningen or other European city EXCEPT the UK, which is non-affordable for me. Or Telecommunications Law or Technology Law and my least favorite would be European Law or Transport Law. What do you think of these specializations? Do you think any of them would be a plus to my cv? And of course, I am also planning to do some legal seminars and qualifications these year in my home country so as to enhance my cv even further. What is your opinion of these specializations? Are they in demand abroad? Please somebody help me. I honestly don't care where my job will be, from Stockholm to Oslo and Malta, it honestly doesn't make a difference to me, as long as it is interesting and challenging.
Anyone?
Hello everyone, I hope someone answers me to help me get out of this mess I am experiencing right now in my head.
I am now 27 years old and I got an LLM degree in Commercial and Corporate Law from Queen Mary University in 2016. Unfortunately, I chose to go back to my coutry ( Greece) to get a job, instead of looking for jobs in London, when I had the chance and now it feels like the most stupid decision I have ever made. Today, 2,5 years since my LLM, my cv is still very poor and it consists mainly of my Bachelor (with a very good grade) in Greece, my LLM (distinction grade in the dissertation field) and my job. I did nothing in the midtime (2016-2018), because I got pretty absorbed in my work (which was nothing special, to be honest, or cv-fancy). Now I am 27 years old, with two years of traineeship and only a few months of membership to my National Bar Association. I strongly feel that if I ever apply to a company in Europe, they won't even bother to check further my application, because it is extremely poor and shows lack of motivation, as I only have an LLM in the field of non-basic skills. European Commission and other European bodies have rejected my application more than four times in a row and I am positive that my poor cv is to blame.
Anyway, now I want so desperately to work abroad that I am thinking of applying for a second LLM in the Netherlands or Belgium (English-taught). I am thinking of Energy/ Climate or Envrironmental Law in Groningen or other European city EXCEPT the UK, which is non-affordable for me. Or Telecommunications Law or Technology Law and my least favorite would be European Law or Transport Law. What do you think of these specializations? Do you think any of them would be a plus to my cv? And of course, I am also planning to do some legal seminars and qualifications these year in my home country so as to enhance my cv even further. What is your opinion of these specializations? Are they in demand abroad? Please somebody help me. I honestly don't care where my job will be, from Stockholm to Oslo and Malta, it honestly doesn't make a difference to me, as long as it is interesting and challenging.
Anyone?
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chicken so...
What kind of roles are you planning on applying to?
What kind of roles are you planning on applying to?
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Kitten25
What kind of roles are you planning on applying to?


I do not have something in particular in mind, pretty much all legal positions would di for me...I mean, I do not have fancy skills and cv to be able to choose...
[quote]What kind of roles are you planning on applying to? [/quote]

I do not have something in particular in mind, pretty much all legal positions would di for me...I mean, I do not have fancy skills and cv to be able to choose...
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chicken so...
Then, if I were you, I would definitely clarify my career goals before making a decision.
Then, if I were you, I would definitely clarify my career goals before making a decision.
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Kitten25
Then, if I were you, I would definitely clarify my career goals before making a decision.


Thanks, but I don't know how to begin...Any ideas on how to begin looking in order to clarify my goals?
[quote]Then, if I were you, I would definitely clarify my career goals before making a decision. [/quote]

Thanks, but I don't know how to begin...Any ideas on how to begin looking in order to clarify my goals?
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CTN
Hello!
I just wanted to respond to your message as I'm a graduate of the Groningen LLM in Energy and Environmental Law! I obviously can't help you choosing which career path to go for, but the least thing I can offer you is that if you have any specific questions regarding the programme, feel free to send me a message! In general, I can tell you that the energy sector is really a booming sector, with all the developments, renewables, digitalisation, geopolitical developments. Lots to do for lawyers!
I'm not entirely neutral, as I am currently working as a PhD for the same Groningen Centre for Energy Law, but what I can tell you is that the LLM students here are at different levels in their career, some started the LLM just after their bachelors' and others who first got some working experience, like yourself. I did the LLM a few years ago, after a gap year in which I did some internships. Concerning career perspectives, I ended up in academia, my classmates in law firms, consultancy, national regulatory agencies, ministry of economic affairs etc. The LLM has an international/European focus on energy law, so you'll be able to work in different countries after your graduation. I hope this helps, and if you have any further questions, feel free to contact me! :) Best, Ceciel
Hello!
I just wanted to respond to your message as I'm a graduate of the Groningen LLM in Energy and Environmental Law! I obviously can't help you choosing which career path to go for, but the least thing I can offer you is that if you have any specific questions regarding the programme, feel free to send me a message! In general, I can tell you that the energy sector is really a booming sector, with all the developments, renewables, digitalisation, geopolitical developments. Lots to do for lawyers!
I'm not entirely neutral, as I am currently working as a PhD for the same Groningen Centre for Energy Law, but what I can tell you is that the LLM students here are at different levels in their career, some started the LLM just after their bachelors' and others who first got some working experience, like yourself. I did the LLM a few years ago, after a gap year in which I did some internships. Concerning career perspectives, I ended up in academia, my classmates in law firms, consultancy, national regulatory agencies, ministry of economic affairs etc. The LLM has an international/European focus on energy law, so you'll be able to work in different countries after your graduation. I hope this helps, and if you have any further questions, feel free to contact me! :) Best, Ceciel
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Kitten25
Hello!
I just wanted to respond to your message as I'm a graduate of the Groningen LLM in Energy and Environmental Law! I obviously can't help you choosing which career path to go for, but the least thing I can offer you is that if you have any specific questions regarding the programme, feel free to send me a message! In general, I can tell you that the energy sector is really a booming sector, with all the developments, renewables, digitalisation, geopolitical developments. Lots to do for lawyers!
I'm not entirely neutral, as I am currently working as a PhD for the same Groningen Centre for Energy Law, but what I can tell you is that the LLM students here are at different levels in their career, some started the LLM just after their bachelors' and others who first got some working experience, like yourself. I did the LLM a few years ago, after a gap year in which I did some internships. Concerning career perspectives, I ended up in academia, my classmates in law firms, consultancy, national regulatory agencies, ministry of economic affairs etc. The LLM has an international/European focus on energy law, so you'll be able to work in different countries after your graduation. I hope this helps, and if you have any further questions, feel free to contact me! :) Best, Ceciel


Hi there, thanks for your reply you are so kind!! I might use your advice if I get accepted at this programme ( for which I really really hope). Kudos to you for being a PhD student, what an accoplishment! I feel that the energy sector is very promising and rewarding. I wish you all the best!
[quote]Hello!
I just wanted to respond to your message as I'm a graduate of the Groningen LLM in Energy and Environmental Law! I obviously can't help you choosing which career path to go for, but the least thing I can offer you is that if you have any specific questions regarding the programme, feel free to send me a message! In general, I can tell you that the energy sector is really a booming sector, with all the developments, renewables, digitalisation, geopolitical developments. Lots to do for lawyers!
I'm not entirely neutral, as I am currently working as a PhD for the same Groningen Centre for Energy Law, but what I can tell you is that the LLM students here are at different levels in their career, some started the LLM just after their bachelors' and others who first got some working experience, like yourself. I did the LLM a few years ago, after a gap year in which I did some internships. Concerning career perspectives, I ended up in academia, my classmates in law firms, consultancy, national regulatory agencies, ministry of economic affairs etc. The LLM has an international/European focus on energy law, so you'll be able to work in different countries after your graduation. I hope this helps, and if you have any further questions, feel free to contact me! :) Best, Ceciel[/quote]

Hi there, thanks for your reply you are so kind!! I might use your advice if I get accepted at this programme ( for which I really really hope). Kudos to you for being a PhD student, what an accoplishment! I feel that the energy sector is very promising and rewarding. I wish you all the best!
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