llm adr/idr


hi all,
i'm an italian lawyer 29 years old.
I choose to be a lawyer because i'm very passionate about litigation, but unfortunatley here in Italy the work market it's not so good.
So i'm considering to do a master's degree in adr (I saw that of Liège and King's London).
Am i too much old (i will aply for my 30/31 years old)?
Can i hope in some good job (maybe in England) after the master also if i don't have experience in the uk law firms?

hi all,
i'm an italian lawyer 29 years old.
I choose to be a lawyer because i'm very passionate about litigation, but unfortunatley here in Italy the work market it's not so good.
So i'm considering to do a master's degree in adr (I saw that of Liège and King's London).
Am i too much old (i will aply for my 30/31 years old)?
Can i hope in some good job (maybe in England) after the master also if i don't have experience in the uk law firms?
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chicken so...

Are you already qualified as a lawyer in Italy? You may look into the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme which can help you cross-qualify to practice in the UK.

However, your chances of landing a solicitor job in the UK - either after qualifying and / or pursuing an LLM - are relatively slim. Most firms hire younger candidates through their established recruitment funnels. And since there is no shortage of UK-based law students qualifying to practice each year, there's not a lot of appetite among the law firms for international candidates.

Are you already qualified as a lawyer in Italy? You may look into the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme which can help you cross-qualify to practice in the UK.

However, your chances of landing a solicitor job in the UK - either after qualifying and / or pursuing an LLM - are relatively slim. Most firms hire younger candidates through their established recruitment funnels. And since there is no shortage of UK-based law students qualifying to practice each year, there's not a lot of appetite among the law firms for international candidates.
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Thank you for your kind reply.
I am already qualified in Italy, but you have to excuse me because I explained myself wrongly.
I would like to do a master's degree in International Dispute Resolution and then work in an international law firm dealing with litigation.
So after the master I would look for work in an international law firm, maybe in London, but I would like to specialize in international litigation.
In this sense I was wondering if I was too old or if I could compensate my age with the job experience acquired in the litigation here in Italy.

Thank you for your kind reply.
I am already qualified in Italy, but you have to excuse me because I explained myself wrongly.
I would like to do a master's degree in International Dispute Resolution and then work in an international law firm dealing with litigation.
So after the master I would look for work in an international law firm, maybe in London, but I would like to specialize in international litigation.
In this sense I was wondering if I was too old or if I could compensate my age with the job experience acquired in the litigation here in Italy.
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chicken so...

Like I said, if you want to practice law in the UK, whether at an international law firm or not, this is an uphill battle, rife with practical barriers.

In this sense, an LLM isn't a great enabler of international mobility. I don't think your age is a factor per se, I would think that the major issue (besides practical barriers) is that there are already plenty of cut-throat domestic candidates, fresh out of law school, looking to work in international law firms.

But do yourself a favor and connect with the law schools that you're interested in and ask them about job opportunities directly.

Like I said, if you want to practice law in the UK, whether at an international law firm or not, this is an uphill battle, rife with practical barriers.

In this sense, an LLM isn't a great enabler of international mobility. I don't think your age is a factor per se, I would think that the major issue (besides practical barriers) is that there are already plenty of cut-throat domestic candidates, fresh out of law school, looking to work in international law firms.

But do yourself a favor and connect with the law schools that you're interested in and ask them about job opportunities directly.
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