Job opportunities after graduation of a LLM being a foreigner lawyer?


Hi, I'm a 27-years-old lawyer from Argentina.

I'm searching to study a LLM course in England, but I wanted to know if after graduation, or while studying, is possible to find a job as a lawyer to apply the knowlegde earned.

Please if someone can help me giving adivces about it, I will appreciate.

Thanks,

Francisco

Hi, I'm a 27-years-old lawyer from Argentina.

I'm searching to study a LLM course in England, but I wanted to know if after graduation, or while studying, is possible to find a job as a lawyer to apply the knowlegde earned.

Please if someone can help me giving adivces about it, I will appreciate.

Thanks,

Francisco
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lmwoods

If you are a qualfied lawyer in your home jurisdiction, I suggest that you need to look into the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test, information availale on the Law Society's webpage. For the objective of qualifying to practise in the UK an LLM will not help you. Nonetheless, it may have the advantage of giving you information about the UK (whether that be England and Wales or Scotland) legal system, depending, of course, on the subjects you choose to study. If, however, you are looking to work as a temporary way whilst studying, then I wouldn't have thought that you'd need the QLTT. It may be that looking for placements, or internships, might be a good way to get a foot in the door as I don't know how open law firms are to applicants who do not fit the standard recruitment profile. I presume that institutions that did assist students in finding internships would say so on their web sites.

If you are a qualfied lawyer in your home jurisdiction, I suggest that you need to look into the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test, information availale on the Law Society's webpage. For the objective of qualifying to practise in the UK an LLM will not help you. Nonetheless, it may have the advantage of giving you information about the UK (whether that be England and Wales or Scotland) legal system, depending, of course, on the subjects you choose to study. If, however, you are looking to work as a temporary way whilst studying, then I wouldn't have thought that you'd need the QLTT. It may be that looking for placements, or internships, might be a good way to get a foot in the door as I don't know how open law firms are to applicants who do not fit the standard recruitment profile. I presume that institutions that did assist students in finding internships would say so on their web sites.
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It will also depends on your speciality, what kind of LLM do you want to persue (IP, Banking, Arbitration, Corporate, Tax, International, etc.)?

It will also depends on your speciality, what kind of LLM do you want to persue (IP, Banking, Arbitration, Corporate, Tax, International, etc.)?
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marlguil

I'm wondering about the same thing too. I want to pursue a LLM in international business law, after that can i be recruite by an English investment bank, a company or a law firm? or i have to have an introduction to the english law system before? Because now i have the opportunity to take a student exchange between my university in Belgium and an University in the UK. What do you recommend to me? thanks a lot.

I'm wondering about the same thing too. I want to pursue a LLM in international business law, after that can i be recruite by an English investment bank, a company or a law firm? or i have to have an introduction to the english law system before? Because now i have the opportunity to take a student exchange between my university in Belgium and an University in the UK. What do you recommend to me? thanks a lot.
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stephan

I have the same question/doubts. I plan to apply for an LLM in human rights with the hope to work in a NGO in London afterwards. Of course I would also look for jobs in the public and private sector. I already have experience in the field of human rights in my home country Switzerland and with the LLM I hope to get to know the english legal system to prepare me for my future jobs in England. Is this a realistic scenario? Thanks for your help!

I have the same question/doubts. I plan to apply for an LLM in human rights with the hope to work in a NGO in London afterwards. Of course I would also look for jobs in the public and private sector. I already have experience in the field of human rights in my home country Switzerland and with the LLM I hope to get to know the english legal system to prepare me for my future jobs in England. Is this a realistic scenario? Thanks for your help!
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