Job prospects after LLM in international law


C_Lawyer
I am very ignorant on this and would appreciate your thoughts on the issue.

After studying an LLM in international law, what is the real chance of getting a job in the legal market?

I have always thought I would have many opportunity in working in international organizations and/or international courts but now that I am doing more research, it seems like they all are asking for someone experienced in the field and one have to start by having an internship at the same institution before getting a place. But even before accepting a student to their internship programs, they require a proof of having worked in the field...

And I dont think there are many law firms who work in this field either...

In short, could someone who is interested in the same field or who has similar experience share its opinion on that?

Thank you!
I am very ignorant on this and would appreciate your thoughts on the issue.

After studying an LLM in international law, what is the real chance of getting a job in the legal market?

I have always thought I would have many opportunity in working in international organizations and/or international courts but now that I am doing more research, it seems like they all are asking for someone experienced in the field and one have to start by having an internship at the same institution before getting a place. But even before accepting a student to their internship programs, they require a proof of having worked in the field...

And I dont think there are many law firms who work in this field either...

In short, could someone who is interested in the same field or who has similar experience share its opinion on that?

Thank you!
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raven
"after LLM"... is this in one year or two or more?
so you want people to assess the future market for int. law students in US? Europe? Without knowing anything about you and your career?

Okay: I guess the chance is 12.89% of getting a job.
"after LLM"... is this in one year or two or more?
so you want people to assess the future market for int. law students in US? Europe? Without knowing anything about you and your career?

Okay: I guess the chance is 12.89% of getting a job.
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C_Lawyer
Obviously I am not asking for my particular case but from a general perspective.

I am rather interested in learning other people's experience and opinion in finding a job in this particular field.

This is not a question related to the current situation of the market, but rather job opportunities in the market in a much general term, therefore saying in one or two year from now would not change much.

I hope I could make myself more clear on that.
Obviously I am not asking for my particular case but from a general perspective.

I am rather interested in learning other people's experience and opinion in finding a job in this particular field.

This is not a question related to the current situation of the market, but rather job opportunities in the market in a much general term, therefore saying in one or two year from now would not change much.

I hope I could make myself more clear on that.
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hello....
well, even i am interested to know about this...the job prospects in this field...
the kind of institutions one can work with...and the kind of work involved....
hello....
well, even i am interested to know about this...the job prospects in this field...
the kind of institutions one can work with...and the kind of work involved....
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amerfrance
Hi, this is a question of great interest to me too. Here's a summary of what I know:

a) the US market is saturated with JDs;
b) as a foreigner, even with a JD, it is hard to get a job;
c) not all jurisdictions will let you sit for the Bar, which makes securing employment even harder.

However, if one can justify that you can actually make a US firm money based on your network in your home country, then you have a shot of getting a job. Bottom line: you won't be hired if you are going to cost a firm money.
Hi, this is a question of great interest to me too. Here's a summary of what I know:

a) the US market is saturated with JDs;
b) as a foreigner, even with a JD, it is hard to get a job;
c) not all jurisdictions will let you sit for the Bar, which makes securing employment even harder.

However, if one can justify that you can actually make a US firm money based on your network in your home country, then you have a shot of getting a job. Bottom line: you won't be hired if you are going to cost a firm money.
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C_Lawyer
I think law firms and/or other employers have different quotas for foreign lawyers, apart from those who hold a JD. But it is true that none of them make a material investment on a foreigner.

But again, my question mainly concerns the opportunities to work in the field of international law, which is a little different from other fields of law.
I think law firms and/or other employers have different quotas for foreign lawyers, apart from those who hold a JD. But it is true that none of them make a material investment on a foreigner.

But again, my question mainly concerns the opportunities to work in the field of international law, which is a little different from other fields of law.
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