Job prospects after George Washington LLM


Baluza

Hello,
I am from India and I have 1 year of experience in IP field of litigation.

What are the job prospects and opportunities after LLM in IPR from GWU? What if I take up the Bar exam and pass it? Will it strengthen the chances of employment?

I have been accepted by GWU... but no scholarship...
Would it be an appropriate venture to opt for LLM in IPR from GWU @ $60,000...?

What can be the other means of returns?

Please let me know the current scenario of LLM employment in USA
Ragards
Thanks in advance.

Hello,
I am from India and I have 1 year of experience in IP field of litigation.

What are the job prospects and opportunities after LLM in IPR from GWU? What if I take up the Bar exam and pass it? Will it strengthen the chances of employment?

I have been accepted by GWU... but no scholarship...
Would it be an appropriate venture to opt for LLM in IPR from GWU @ $60,000...?

What can be the other means of returns?

Please let me know the current scenario of LLM employment in USA
Ragards
Thanks in advance.
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I want to caution you about any LL.M program at GW law. The legal field in Washington DC is highly saturated. I am completing my LL.M. at GW in another area. For the 3 years that I have been with GW, I have rarely seen any jobs advertised for licensed attorneys. The dominant jobs advertised are for IP attorneys with EE or a physics background. However, you will have severe competition for a low number of jobs. If you have good networking skills, you stand a better chance. I do not believe my $60,000 LL.M was worth it.

I want to caution you about any LL.M program at GW law. The legal field in Washington DC is highly saturated. I am completing my LL.M. at GW in another area. For the 3 years that I have been with GW, I have rarely seen any jobs advertised for licensed attorneys. The dominant jobs advertised are for IP attorneys with EE or a physics background. However, you will have severe competition for a low number of jobs. If you have good networking skills, you stand a better chance. I do not believe my $60,000 LL.M was worth it.
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P_Martini

I want to caution you about any LL.M program at GW law. The legal field in Washington DC is highly saturated. I am completing my LL.M. at GW in another area. For the 3 years that I have been with GW, I have rarely seen any jobs advertised for licensed attorneys. The dominant jobs advertised are for IP attorneys with EE or a physics background. However, you will have severe competition for a low number of jobs. If you have good networking skills, you stand a better chance. I do not believe my $60,000 LL.M was worth it.


I agree with that. There might be reasons to come to the U.S. and there might be reasons to do a LL.M. But getting a job in the U.S. is not one of them, at least not right now. The job market here is abysmal. I know people with good U.S. J.D.'s and current bar admissions who are beginning to measure their unemployment in years, not months. If you are happy and successful where you are right now, I would encourage you to stay there. If you choose to do otherwise, then I sincerely hope that you do understand what you would be getting into or are otherwise happy completing your LL.M. (at great cost) only for the educational and cultural experiences.

<blockquote>I want to caution you about any LL.M program at GW law. The legal field in Washington DC is highly saturated. I am completing my LL.M. at GW in another area. For the 3 years that I have been with GW, I have rarely seen any jobs advertised for licensed attorneys. The dominant jobs advertised are for IP attorneys with EE or a physics background. However, you will have severe competition for a low number of jobs. If you have good networking skills, you stand a better chance. I do not believe my $60,000 LL.M was worth it. </blockquote>

I agree with that. There might be reasons to come to the U.S. and there might be reasons to do a LL.M. But getting a job in the U.S. is not one of them, at least not right now. The job market here is abysmal. I know people with good U.S. J.D.'s and current bar admissions who are beginning to measure their unemployment in years, not months. If you are happy and successful where you are right now, I would encourage you to stay there. If you choose to do otherwise, then I sincerely hope that you do understand what you would be getting into or are otherwise happy completing your LL.M. (at great cost) only for the educational and cultural experiences.
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AMF

WOW! I thought maybe Washington would be a great place to start! Considering the big law firms out there... Is it really that hard for LLM graduates?

WOW! I thought maybe Washington would be a great place to start! Considering the big law firms out there... Is it really that hard for LLM graduates?
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