LLM advice for US student looking to get into international law.


limboi
Hi! I am looking for advice on LLM programs for a US student who is looking to get into either international business transactions or international adr. I have several questions, but first I think it's important I write about my credentials and where I am at right now.
- Graduated from a tier 3 law school in the United States
- MBA from the same school
- My rank was at about 50%.
- I have a 160 lsat score.
- I took a lot of international law classes, including classes while studying abroad in Beijing, all of which I got mostly A's
and A-'s with one B+.
- Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.
- I've been working for 1 year as PI attorney/settlement negotiator
My career outlook is pretty bad. It took me two months after bar results to find a job at a sleazy PI firm where I negotiate settlements with insurance adjusters. I do get to do some litigation stuff but not much and because of that It's been very tough to find another job. I've always wanted to work in the field of international law, but I didn't put the work in while in school to get an offer from a firm that does that type of work. Now that I've worked for a year in something that I really really really don't want to do (PI or insurance law), Im more than ready to work my butt to get me in the right direction for the career I want. I think that an LLM would be a step in the right direction considering my credentials and current career outlook. So here are my questions.

1. Would it be better to get an LLM in international law from a school abroad vs a school in United States?
2. Would getting an LLM in international law from a school abroad help me get a job at a firm in the United States?
3. What would be my chances of getting into a program (US or abroad) that would be worth the time and money?
4. Is an LLM even the right path?
Hi! I am looking for advice on LLM programs for a US student who is looking to get into either international business transactions or international adr. I have several questions, but first I think it's important I write about my credentials and where I am at right now.
- Graduated from a tier 3 law school in the United States
- MBA from the same school
- My rank was at about 50%.
- I have a 160 lsat score.
- I took a lot of international law classes, including classes while studying abroad in Beijing, all of which I got mostly A's
and A-'s with one B+.
- Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.
- I've been working for 1 year as PI attorney/settlement negotiator
My career outlook is pretty bad. It took me two months after bar results to find a job at a sleazy PI firm where I negotiate settlements with insurance adjusters. I do get to do some litigation stuff but not much and because of that It's been very tough to find another job. I've always wanted to work in the field of international law, but I didn't put the work in while in school to get an offer from a firm that does that type of work. Now that I've worked for a year in something that I really really really don't want to do (PI or insurance law), Im more than ready to work my butt to get me in the right direction for the career I want. I think that an LLM would be a step in the right direction considering my credentials and current career outlook. So here are my questions.

1. Would it be better to get an LLM in international law from a school abroad vs a school in United States?
2. Would getting an LLM in international law from a school abroad help me get a job at a firm in the United States?
3. What would be my chances of getting into a program (US or abroad) that would be worth the time and money?
4. Is an LLM even the right path?
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Have you considered forging your career outside the United States?
Have you considered forging your career outside the United States?
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