Fulbright + J-1 = go home?


Chang

Are Fulbrighters eligible to work in the US for one year after their LL.M since they got a J-1 visa ?
This would be an important issue to solve before accepting such a scholarship.

Are Fulbrighters eligible to work in the US for one year after their LL.M since they got a J-1 visa ?
This would be an important issue to solve before accepting such a scholarship.
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lousalome

Are Fulbrighters eligible to work in the US for one year after their LL.M since they got a J-1 visa ?
This would be an important issue to solve before accepting such a scholarship.


If you wish to stay, you have to ask for a waiver, which will have to be approved by the Commission in your home country.
I guess the best way to know if it works in practice in your country is to contact former Fulbrighters who have asked for it...

<blockquote>Are Fulbrighters eligible to work in the US for one year after their LL.M since they got a J-1 visa ?
This would be an important issue to solve before accepting such a scholarship.</blockquote>

If you wish to stay, you have to ask for a waiver, which will have to be approved by the Commission in your home country.
I guess the best way to know if it works in practice in your country is to contact former Fulbrighters who have asked for it...
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jeangab75

I have heard that you HAVE to go back. It's the law I think.

Although, with an LLM it is almost impossible to find a job in the US unless this was planned before your departure. So if I were you I would just take the scholarship.

If you want to work in the US I would apply to a JD program not an LLM.

I have heard that you HAVE to go back. It's the law I think.

Although, with an LLM it is almost impossible to find a job in the US unless this was planned before your departure. So if I were you I would just take the scholarship.

If you want to work in the US I would apply to a JD program not an LLM.

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fg

Once again, loads of misinformation on this board.

YES, Fulbrighters are entitled to one year of academic training after their LLM (the length of your training is the length of your course up to 18 months. You can count the bar study as part of your course).

You can find a job once you are in the US but it is very difficult to get someone to take you for one year unless you can find a firm who is happy for you to transfer to their foreign office (such as London) afterwards.

Note that various countries differ and some may not allow academic training (eg: if you are from Iraq or any other country with an overstayer risk).

If you think you are likely to find a job in NYC or CA I would turn down Fulbright.

Once again, loads of misinformation on this board.

YES, Fulbrighters are entitled to one year of academic training after their LLM (the length of your training is the length of your course up to 18 months. You can count the bar study as part of your course).

You can find a job once you are in the US but it is very difficult to get someone to take you for one year unless you can find a firm who is happy for you to transfer to their foreign office (such as London) afterwards.

Note that various countries differ and some may not allow academic training (eg: if you are from Iraq or any other country with an overstayer risk).

If you think you are likely to find a job in NYC or CA I would turn down Fulbright.
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fg

I forgot to mention that one of the BEST things about being a Fulbrighter is that your spouse can work in the US under a J2 visa.
If you come in on a F1 visa your spouse can't work.

I forgot to mention that one of the BEST things about being a Fulbrighter is that your spouse can work in the US under a J2 visa.
If you come in on a F1 visa your spouse can't work.
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lousalome

I actually have a friend who was a Fulbrighter, did his LLM, found a job in NY, asked for a waiver, and is currently working there with no problem at all.
He says that it wholly depends on your country, and whether your national commission is favorable of granting waivers or not.
Another girl I know finished her LLM and was able to undertake a year internship in a NY firm, for moving afterwards to the London office.

I actually have a friend who was a Fulbrighter, did his LLM, found a job in NY, asked for a waiver, and is currently working there with no problem at all.
He says that it wholly depends on your country, and whether your national commission is favorable of granting waivers or not.
Another girl I know finished her LLM and was able to undertake a year internship in a NY firm, for moving afterwards to the London office.
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fg

This is true. It all depends on your country. You might want to keep the fact you are a Fulbrighter off your CV though. Some firms, Cravath for example, won't give you a second interview for their NYC office if they know you are a Fulbrighter.

This is true. It all depends on your country. You might want to keep the fact you are a Fulbrighter off your CV though. Some firms, Cravath for example, won't give you a second interview for their NYC office if they know you are a Fulbrighter.
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invictus88

Once again, loads of misinformation on this board.

YES, Fulbrighters are entitled to one year of academic training after their LLM (the length of your training is the length of your course up to 18 months. You can count the bar study as part of your course).

You can find a job once you are in the US but it is very difficult to get someone to take you for one year unless you can find a firm who is happy for you to transfer to their foreign office (such as London) afterwards.

Note that various countries differ and some may not allow academic training (eg: if you are from Iraq or any other country with an overstayer risk).

If you think you are likely to find a job in NYC or CA I would turn down Fulbright.


flygirl,

Fulbrighters from the Philippines are prohibited from staying in the US after LLM studies, even for an internship. We were even categorically told that we would not be able to take the NY bar exam in July as we would not be able to stay in the US until then.

<blockquote>Once again, loads of misinformation on this board.

YES, Fulbrighters are entitled to one year of academic training after their LLM (the length of your training is the length of your course up to 18 months. You can count the bar study as part of your course).

You can find a job once you are in the US but it is very difficult to get someone to take you for one year unless you can find a firm who is happy for you to transfer to their foreign office (such as London) afterwards.

Note that various countries differ and some may not allow academic training (eg: if you are from Iraq or any other country with an overstayer risk).

If you think you are likely to find a job in NYC or CA I would turn down Fulbright.</blockquote>

flygirl,

Fulbrighters from the Philippines are prohibited from staying in the US after LLM studies, even for an internship. We were even categorically told that we would not be able to take the NY bar exam in July as we would not be able to stay in the US until then.
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