job prospects after LLM


nisha
I have three years bachelors degree in law from India and some work experience....if i pursue LLM course from San Fransisco, what job prospects do i have? can i get some job on basis of my bachelors degree? what is the eligibility criteria for bar exams in US?
I have three years bachelors degree in law from India and some work experience....if i pursue LLM course from San Fransisco, what job prospects do i have? can i get some job on basis of my bachelors degree? what is the eligibility criteria for bar exams in US?
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Suzan
Nisha

Questions you have posted have been discussed so many times already in the past on this forum so all you have to do is check the previous threads on this forum to find the answers to some of the questions you have posted above.
Nisha

Questions you have posted have been discussed so many times already in the past on this forum so all you have to do is check the previous threads on this forum to find the answers to some of the questions you have posted above.
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Hi Nisha ,

even i am a law graduate from India and planning to apply here , as far as job prospects are concerned once u complete ur LLM ,u can take the Bar exam and qualify to practice here or else there are private firms who need lawyers ...also corporate companies give u good jobs
Hi Nisha ,

even i am a law graduate from India and planning to apply here , as far as job prospects are concerned once u complete ur LLM ,u can take the Bar exam and qualify to practice here or else there are private firms who need lawyers ...also corporate companies give u good jobs
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ketki
Hi..this is Ketki Buddhisagar. Even I am a law graduate from India and also a company secretary. I am also planning to do LLM here...i need to know whether you can find a good job only on my indian qualifications? if not, are the job prospects after LLM good? Do you know of good law schools in and around bay area?
Hi..this is Ketki Buddhisagar. Even I am a law graduate from India and also a company secretary. I am also planning to do LLM here...i need to know whether you can find a good job only on my indian qualifications? if not, are the job prospects after LLM good? Do you know of good law schools in and around bay area?
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Hi Ketki,
There are many good Univ in and around bay area. First being UCLA,then is UC-Hastings College, UC-Davis, Stanford, Berkely,San Deigo . These are some of the prominent univ preffered by Indian community.

Also being in bay area is a gr8 advantage to u as u can work even if u have not done law in US . U need to pass their Bar exam. This is specifically for CA ,no other state allows u to do so. So cheers .

May I ask where are u from ...u name seems quiet Maharashtrian to me ... :))
Hi Ketki,
There are many good Univ in and around bay area. First being UCLA,then is UC-Hastings College, UC-Davis, Stanford, Berkely,San Deigo . These are some of the prominent univ preffered by Indian community.

Also being in bay area is a gr8 advantage to u as u can work even if u have not done law in US . U need to pass their Bar exam. This is specifically for CA ,no other state allows u to do so. So cheers .

May I ask where are u from ...u name seems quiet Maharashtrian to me ... :))
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Take it from me, being an overseas lawyer, it is hard getting a job stateside with a JD, let alone an LLM. I was lucky, BUT, worked for peanuts to begin with - nothing close to biglaw.

However, if you can offer an employer something in addition to the LLM, you have a chance. In my opinion, that means either a much coveted foreign language (esp. east asian languages) and/or a few years experience working as a corporate lawyer for a big firm or company in your own country.

Large NY firms are crying out for commonlaw trained corporate finance lawyers at the moment, and many of them are moving their without having done a US LLM. Many of them are Australian because it's much easier to get a work permit, but other nationalities are coming too.

At the end of the day - it's "experience" that counts - and for the most part, US firms won't give foreigners legal experience ie entry level positions, BUT, they will give them jobs based upon experience already acquired.
Take it from me, being an overseas lawyer, it is hard getting a job stateside with a JD, let alone an LLM. I was lucky, BUT, worked for peanuts to begin with - nothing close to biglaw.

However, if you can offer an employer something in addition to the LLM, you have a chance. In my opinion, that means either a much coveted foreign language (esp. east asian languages) and/or a few years experience working as a corporate lawyer for a big firm or company in your own country.

Large NY firms are crying out for commonlaw trained corporate finance lawyers at the moment, and many of them are moving their without having done a US LLM. Many of them are Australian because it's much easier to get a work permit, but other nationalities are coming too.

At the end of the day - it's "experience" that counts - and for the most part, US firms won't give foreigners legal experience ie entry level positions, BUT, they will give them jobs based upon experience already acquired.
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sshukla
HI Nisha,

I am also a law graduate from India. I have done 3 years of LL.B and 2 years of LL.M in Coporate law from India. I am planning to pursue LL.M in US. But, same as you I am also concerned about the job prospects after LL.M. Whatever, information I have found from this website and other related websites....tells me something about becoming an attorney in U.S after pursuing LL.M. But my question is......what are the other employment opportunities that are available after studying LL.M ? Other than becoming an attorney...what are the other options ? How one can utilise the LL.M degree, if one does not want to go for the Bar exam ?

I would request you to share any information you have, about the job prospects after LL.M...as I m planning to apply for admission in a Law school for LL.M in the winter semester. Any information or views shared by you in this regard will really prove helpful to me,

Thanks in advance.


I have three years bachelors degree in law from India and some work experience....if i pursue LLM course from San Fransisco, what job prospects do i have? can i get some job on basis of my bachelors degree? what is the eligibility criteria for bar exams in US?
HI Nisha,

I am also a law graduate from India. I have done 3 years of LL.B and 2 years of LL.M in Coporate law from India. I am planning to pursue LL.M in US. But, same as you I am also concerned about the job prospects after LL.M. Whatever, information I have found from this website and other related websites....tells me something about becoming an attorney in U.S after pursuing LL.M. But my question is......what are the other employment opportunities that are available after studying LL.M ? Other than becoming an attorney...what are the other options ? How one can utilise the LL.M degree, if one does not want to go for the Bar exam ?

I would request you to share any information you have, about the job prospects after LL.M...as I m planning to apply for admission in a Law school for LL.M in the winter semester. Any information or views shared by you in this regard will really prove helpful to me,

Thanks in advance.



<blockquote>I have three years bachelors degree in law from India and some work experience....if i pursue LLM course from San Fransisco, what job prospects do i have? can i get some job on basis of my bachelors degree? what is the eligibility criteria for bar exams in US?</blockquote>
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Hi Nisha.

I have posted this question to an attorney in PA who also happens to be an adjunct faculty in one of the law schools. He simplified the answer like this : On the basis of your LL.B degree from India, you can get yourself admitted into one of the Bars in USA as a "foreign legal consultant"; the LL.M degree from USA may entitle you to take regular Bar exam from one of the States.

In both the situations, once you are admitted into the Bar of any of the States either as a "foreign legal consultant" or as a regular member, there is no dearth or work or jobs.
Hi Nisha.

I have posted this question to an attorney in PA who also happens to be an adjunct faculty in one of the law schools. He simplified the answer like this : On the basis of your LL.B degree from India, you can get yourself admitted into one of the Bars in USA as a "foreign legal consultant"; the LL.M degree from USA may entitle you to take regular Bar exam from one of the States.

In both the situations, once you are admitted into the Bar of any of the States either as a "foreign legal consultant" or as a regular member, there is no dearth or work or jobs.
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Renaud
I need to know what to do if you are in my place? I am a foreign lawyer new in this country around 6 months from Haiti I need to have your advice regarding where to find a job.
I need to know what to do if you are in my place? I am a foreign lawyer new in this country around 6 months from Haiti I need to have your advice regarding where to find a job.
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Please list your qualifications/experience relating to law field. I may try to organise your interaction with some attorney / law firm in USA.
In the recent past I know of two students from India who came to USA for LL.M after LL.B; and both of them got good jobs within three months of their LL.M.
Please list your qualifications/experience relating to law field. I may try to organise your interaction with some attorney / law firm in USA.
In the recent past I know of two students from India who came to USA for LL.M after LL.B; and both of them got good jobs within three months of their LL.M.
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For NISHA

You concentrate on your LL.M and think of placement only after your degree is complete. There are plenty of opportunities in USA. I have come across several students like you who have been happily placed shortly after their LL.M.
For NISHA

You concentrate on your LL.M and think of placement only after your degree is complete. There are plenty of opportunities in USA. I have come across several students like you who have been happily placed shortly after their LL.M.
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susiee
You concentrate on your LL.M and think of placement only after your degree is complete.


Just to clarify - the general advice from careers services and llm grads who landed jobs is that you really need to start looking for jobs or at least working on this as soon as you arrive in the U.S. It would be nice to put this off until you finish - but that would be a bit too late...
<blockquote>You concentrate on your LL.M and think of placement only after your degree is complete. </blockquote>

Just to clarify - the general advice from careers services and llm grads who landed jobs is that you really need to start looking for jobs or at least working on this as soon as you arrive in the U.S. It would be nice to put this off until you finish - but that would be a bit too late...
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Also a lot will depend upon where you are placed; and again what are your own strengths;

In most of the law school the students get opportunities for inter-action with the attorneys and law firms.

The over all job scenario after LL.M is quite good, though there is no substitute for hard work in any field.
Also a lot will depend upon where you are placed; and again what are your own strengths;

In most of the law school the students get opportunities for inter-action with the attorneys and law firms.

The over all job scenario after LL.M is quite good, though there is no substitute for hard work in any field.
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hey all im in my 4th year law,looking to do an LLM in environmental law in the US after i graduate.i have only Ist class marksheets so far, can anyone help me as to good environmental law progs in the US?and what are the major criteria for admission?
would be thankful of any advice
hey all im in my 4th year law,looking to do an LLM in environmental law in the US after i graduate.i have only Ist class marksheets so far, can anyone help me as to good environmental law progs in the US?and what are the major criteria for admission?
would be thankful of any advice
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prasun
Hi there,
Just happened to see the qoute. I am also an Lawyer from india practising in India itself.I would very much like to know more about the " foreign Legal Consultant "in the US... How,where, when and to whom do we apply? what is the procedure,entry requirments,Cost etc.. what are the chances of making it?I have 5 years of experience in the profession.. i am still practising.. and i specialise in criminal law...
Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance,
Prasun
Hi there,
Just happened to see the qoute. I am also an Lawyer from india practising in India itself.I would very much like to know more about the " foreign Legal Consultant "in the US... How,where, when and to whom do we apply? what is the procedure,entry requirments,Cost etc.. what are the chances of making it?I have 5 years of experience in the profession.. i am still practising.. and i specialise in criminal law...
Can anyone help me?

Thanks in advance,
Prasun
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please visit the website of California Bar and you will get lot of information on the subject.
please visit the website of California Bar and you will get lot of information on the subject.
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Hi Prasun,

Since you already have five years of experience in Criminal Law practice in India, another lucractive field for you could be a Masters degree in CRIMINAL JUSTICE from any of the good schools in USA. Another area where your valuable experience can be beneficial for you is FAMILY LAW as many NRIs prefer an Indian Lawyer with American qualifications to handle their family matters.
Hi Prasun,

Since you already have five years of experience in Criminal Law practice in India, another lucractive field for you could be a Masters degree in CRIMINAL JUSTICE from any of the good schools in USA. Another area where your valuable experience can be beneficial for you is FAMILY LAW as many NRIs prefer an Indian Lawyer with American qualifications to handle their family matters.
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meeli
Hi, I did my Law from India, it was a (five yr course) and have apprx 2yrs experience. I want to know what I can do here? do i have to get a LLM degree from here ( they are expensive) to start a career here? and what are the job prospect after getting US LLM?
Hi, I did my Law from India, it was a (five yr course) and have apprx 2yrs experience. I want to know what I can do here? do i have to get a LLM degree from here ( they are expensive) to start a career here? and what are the job prospect after getting US LLM?
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