LL.M (International/European Law) - Jobs after graduating in Germany


Hi all,
I am doing my LL.M (human rights / international rights / european rights) at the University in Cologne/Germany. I was born and raised in Colombia and already graduaded there in law so in Colombia I could work as a lawyer. As I decided to stay in Germany I am wondering what kind of positions I could look for after finishing my LL.M.

I already looked at different NGOs and on different job portals on the internet but it seems to be very difficult to find a job which fits to my qualifications. I am also wondering how much it is possible to earn here.

Does anyone has an advice or experiences with that?
- Websites where I can look for jobs
- Companies/NGOs etc.
- Institutions to help foreigners to find a job
- Positions

Thank you in advance for your help

Hi all,
I am doing my LL.M (human rights / international rights / european rights) at the University in Cologne/Germany. I was born and raised in Colombia and already graduaded there in law so in Colombia I could work as a lawyer. As I decided to stay in Germany I am wondering what kind of positions I could look for after finishing my LL.M.

I already looked at different NGOs and on different job portals on the internet but it seems to be very difficult to find a job which fits to my qualifications. I am also wondering how much it is possible to earn here.

Does anyone has an advice or experiences with that?
- Websites where I can look for jobs
- Companies/NGOs etc.
- Institutions to help foreigners to find a job
- Positions

Thank you in advance for your help
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chicken so...

Yes, it will be difficult to find a job. LLMs are generally not designed for international mobility, as many MBA programs are for example. 

Fluent German will be helpful and in many cases a necessity. Even at international NGOs in the country, the internal language will most likely be Germany.

Salary-wise, it's often the case that international LLM graduates, if they are eligible to practice law in their home countries, are able to make more (relatively speaking) in a law job back home. Of course, many are interested in international experience, so it's worth it for them to take that hit. 

Did you check with your law school? They might have suggestions, or a job portal, or an alumni directory. I would start with these. 

[Edited by chicken soup on May 25, 2020]

Yes, it will be difficult to find a job. LLMs are generally not designed for international mobility, as many MBA programs are for example.&nbsp;<div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Fluent German will be helpful and in many cases a necessity. Even at international NGOs in the country, the internal language will most likely be Germany.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Salary-wise, it's often the case that international LLM graduates, if they are eligible to practice law in their home countries, are able to make more (relatively speaking) in a law job back home. Of course, many are interested in international experience, so it's worth it for them to take that hit.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Did you check with your law school? They might have suggestions, or a job portal, or an alumni directory. I would start with these.&nbsp;</div>
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