Job Opportunities after LLM at WCL (American University ILSP Program)


sakar

Dear LLM folks,
Does anyone have any feedback from their Job Search results after completing the ILSP LLM at American University, Washington College of Law?
Has anyone landed a job or nice paid internship after graduating this program (or do you know of someone)?
And I am referring mostly to the International Lawyers.
I would appreciate some info, thanks to all!

Dear LLM folks,
Does anyone have any feedback from their Job Search results after completing the ILSP LLM at American University, Washington College of Law?
Has anyone landed a job or nice paid internship after graduating this program (or do you know of someone)?
And I am referring mostly to the International Lawyers.
I would appreciate some info, thanks to all!
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sdess

Hello Elenasab,
I am an international lawyer, though us citizen and was wondering about the International Business law program at
WCL/AU. I was wondering first, How would you rate AU, the programs, the professors, the admission process.
And of course afterwards was it easy for you to get a good job or internship.
Thanks,
SD

Hello Elenasab,
I am an international lawyer, though us citizen and was wondering about the International Business law program at
WCL/AU. I was wondering first, How would you rate AU, the programs, the professors, the admission process.
And of course afterwards was it easy for you to get a good job or internship.
Thanks,
SD
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sakar

Thanks, SD
I am asking the same questions, so unfortunately I can't give you answers.
I have been admitted to this program and I am going to attend it this Fall.
I am going to look for some opportunities in the US too, since I am also in the country for some time now (5 years).
I think the school is very highly ranked as far International Business/Organizations Law and is 7 out of 10 in the US News Special Rankings.
If anyone has any information please share.
Thanks!

Thanks, SD
I am asking the same questions, so unfortunately I can't give you answers.
I have been admitted to this program and I am going to attend it this Fall.
I am going to look for some opportunities in the US too, since I am also in the country for some time now (5 years).
I think the school is very highly ranked as far International Business/Organizations Law and is 7 out of 10 in the US News Special Rankings.
If anyone has any information please share.
Thanks!
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Laurajazz

I am an attorney in an "immigration only" law firm in Stamford, Connecticut. We are in need of an immigration "case manager" - similar to a paralegal, with a lot of client contact. If you know of someone who would be interested ask them to send a resume to laurajazz@aol.com.

I am an attorney in an "immigration only" law firm in Stamford, Connecticut. We are in need of an immigration "case manager" - similar to a paralegal, with a lot of client contact. If you know of someone who would be interested ask them to send a resume to laurajazz@aol.com.
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sdess

If anyone doing an LLM in WCL/AU or even other universities such as Georgetown or Fordham have had succesful leads in getting a good job, not only in law firms that is, please feel free to share your experience!
I'll be more than happy to hear your version and ask pertinent questions,
have a good one and hope to hear from you soon!
SD

If anyone doing an LLM in WCL/AU or even other universities such as Georgetown or Fordham have had succesful leads in getting a good job, not only in law firms that is, please feel free to share your experience!
I'll be more than happy to hear your version and ask pertinent questions,
have a good one and hope to hear from you soon!
SD
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rita21

Actually this LLM is ranked #5 not 7 in World News. I will attend one of the summer academies at WCL and will apply to the fall 2009. My friend graduated from ILSP last year and said WCL has a career counselor especially for LLM students who helped him get an internship and a job in DC

Actually this LLM is ranked #5 not 7 in World News. I will attend one of the summer academies at WCL and will apply to the fall 2009. My friend graduated from ILSP last year and said WCL has a career counselor especially for LLM students who helped him get an internship and a job in DC
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sakar

Thank you, Rita

Thank you, Rita
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sdess

Thanks rita21,
I really appreciate this info, I am very interested in their programs and wanted to see how they help their graduate get job offers, may it be through law firms or consultance agencies.
Thanks appreciate the info!
p.s: do you know how Georgetown or even Fordham ranked compared to WCL/AU?

Thanks rita21,
I really appreciate this info, I am very interested in their programs and wanted to see how they help their graduate get job offers, may it be through law firms or consultance agencies.
Thanks appreciate the info!
p.s: do you know how Georgetown or even Fordham ranked compared to WCL/AU?
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Amelie142

Hi SDESS,

I'm thinking of applying to AU/WCL in their Intl law LLM program, so I've been doing some research as well. For international law, Georgetown is ranked 3 I think. AU/WCL is ranked 5. But I know that Fordham doesn't even make top 10 for international law.

As for getting a job after, since you're in DC there are lots of international organizations to work for, IMF, UN, WB, etc. Also, I'm with Rita21 on this one. My friend went to AU/WCL and said that the career advisor really helps the international LLMs find jobs.

Hi SDESS,

I'm thinking of applying to AU/WCL in their Intl law LLM program, so I've been doing some research as well. For international law, Georgetown is ranked 3 I think. AU/WCL is ranked 5. But I know that Fordham doesn't even make top 10 for international law.

As for getting a job after, since you're in DC there are lots of international organizations to work for, IMF, UN, WB, etc. Also, I'm with Rita21 on this one. My friend went to AU/WCL and said that the career advisor really helps the international LLMs find jobs.
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sdess

Hi Amelie142,
Thanks for the info, I plan to apply at AU/WCL for fall 2009 and wish to take the LLM in International Business and Trade. It is a relief to know that they have a good career counseling service especially that I would like to work in DC. The Job market for the LLM is quite tough. Thanks again, if you have any info at all on their programs please feel free to share. I appreciated the info, Hope to meet you in person next year. Please do keep in touch.
SD.

Hi Amelie142,
Thanks for the info, I plan to apply at AU/WCL for fall 2009 and wish to take the LLM in International Business and Trade. It is a relief to know that they have a good career counseling service especially that I would like to work in DC. The Job market for the LLM is quite tough. Thanks again, if you have any info at all on their programs please feel free to share. I appreciated the info, Hope to meet you in person next year. Please do keep in touch.
SD.
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kheb

I am also planning to apply for the LLM. any idea about the acceptance rate?

I am also planning to apply for the LLM. any idea about the acceptance rate?
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Amelie142

Hey Kheb,

Thanks for your post. Not too sure about the LLM acceptance rate. But I know that they usually have a class size of like 150ish. I bet you could call and see if they have that info.

Hey Kheb,

Thanks for your post. Not too sure about the LLM acceptance rate. But I know that they usually have a class size of like 150ish. I bet you could call and see if they have that info.
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kuman99

Most LLM programs do not help much when it comes to finding a job. But AU is a bit different that it is a old and large LLM programs. Thus, it has the funds to hire a full time staff to help find LLM jobs and recently started an annual LLM job fair. It is probably the first one of its kind because there are other LLM job fairs out there but it is usually a group effort with the exception of the famous NYU fair (which is run NYU but attended by nearly everyone). I think, on the whole, if you go to a name school, the name alone will open doors to good jobs. AU is not famous in this manner but it does have top notch professors, good students, and DC as a location. However, in addition to this, it does have the job fair and the career counselors that are dedicated to getting jobs for LLMs. One last note, AU has very good relations with some public international organizations such as the World Bank. This helps with jobs if you like that field. I was USA trained lawyer with a JD but went to get an LLM anyways after 10 year in practice at a small firm. Now I work at Mayer Brown JSM, Vietnam office, (one of the largest in the world) as a corporate and commercial lawyer. But I think my path was unique. If you wish to know just write me at kumanlee@gmail.com.

Michael

Most LLM programs do not help much when it comes to finding a job. But AU is a bit different that it is a old and large LLM programs. Thus, it has the funds to hire a full time staff to help find LLM jobs and recently started an annual LLM job fair. It is probably the first one of its kind because there are other LLM job fairs out there but it is usually a group effort with the exception of the famous NYU fair (which is run NYU but attended by nearly everyone). I think, on the whole, if you go to a name school, the name alone will open doors to good jobs. AU is not famous in this manner but it does have top notch professors, good students, and DC as a location. However, in addition to this, it does have the job fair and the career counselors that are dedicated to getting jobs for LLMs. One last note, AU has very good relations with some public international organizations such as the World Bank. This helps with jobs if you like that field. I was USA trained lawyer with a JD but went to get an LLM anyways after 10 year in practice at a small firm. Now I work at Mayer Brown JSM, Vietnam office, (one of the largest in the world) as a corporate and commercial lawyer. But I think my path was unique. If you wish to know just write me at kumanlee@gmail.com.

Michael

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