Immigaration to USA


talitaj
Good day.

I am interested to immigrate to USA. I have a B.Com Law, LLB and LLM (Criminal Law).
I am currently a Prosecutor, and have 10 years criminal law experience.

I would like to know what my prospects are to find employment in the USA?

Regards
Talita Louw
Good day.

I am interested to immigrate to USA. I have a B.Com Law, LLB and LLM (Criminal Law).
I am currently a Prosecutor, and have 10 years criminal law experience.

I would like to know what my prospects are to find employment in the USA?

Regards
Talita Louw
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It's challenging. If you want to practice law, you'll need to take a bar exam. The requirements for bar exams can range. In some states you'll have to have taken specific classes to take a bar exam; some states will want to make sure your diploma is from a law school that's equivalent to an ABA-accredited school; etc.

Then, assuming you're able to pass a bar exam, you'll find that law firms may be hesitant to hire foreign lawyers. They tend to have many concerns, not the least of which is a costly and time-consuming visa sponsorship process.

If you do a master's degree program in the US (such as an LLM), you'd be able to go for an OPT visa, which would at least give you a bit of time to pound the pavement and work.

Some reading:

https://llm-guide.com/articles/post-llm-career-focus-the-us-job-market

https://llm-guide.com/board/usa/job-opportunities-after-llm-in-usa-195549

https://llm-guide.com/board/usa/chance-of-getting-in-job-in-usa-after-complete-llm-114255

https://llm-guide.com/board/usa/job-prospects-after-llm-142845
It's challenging. If you want to practice law, you'll need to take a bar exam. The requirements for bar exams can range. In some states you'll have to have taken specific classes to take a bar exam; some states will want to make sure your diploma is from a law school that's equivalent to an ABA-accredited school; etc.

Then, assuming you're able to pass a bar exam, you'll find that law firms may be hesitant to hire foreign lawyers. They tend to have many concerns, not the least of which is a costly and time-consuming visa sponsorship process.

If you do a master's degree program in the US (such as an LLM), you'd be able to go for an OPT visa, which would at least give you a bit of time to pound the pavement and work.

Some reading:

https://llm-guide.com/articles/post-llm-career-focus-the-us-job-market

https://llm-guide.com/board/usa/job-opportunities-after-llm-in-usa-195549

https://llm-guide.com/board/usa/chance-of-getting-in-job-in-usa-after-complete-llm-114255

https://llm-guide.com/board/usa/job-prospects-after-llm-142845
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