LLM for a foreign lawyer


Danshen

Hi,
I have received admit and I am considering between USC and UC Irvine. UC irvine is more convenient for me considering the travel and fees. Is it a good college for pursuing my LLM? Also I have previous experience in corporate law and compliance in India. I was confused as to whether I should take courses relating to business and compliance law or IPR law? We live in San Diego so from that perspective LLM in which field would be favourable during job search?

Thank you!

Hi,
I have received admit and I am considering between USC and UC Irvine. UC irvine is more convenient for me considering the travel and fees. Is it a good college for pursuing my LLM? Also I have previous experience in corporate law and compliance in India. I was confused as to whether I should take courses relating to business and compliance law or IPR law? We live in San Diego so from that perspective LLM in which field would be favourable during job search?

Thank you!
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Both law schools are great options and ranked in the top 30 (though USC's Gould School of Law is considered slightly better). When deciding which courses to take, you should carefully consider what career path you want to pursue and which states'  bar exam (if any) you plan on taking. My close colleague received an LLM from Stanford in IPR law due to the close proximity of Sillicon Valley and the potential career opportunities that were available there (she then took and passed the CA bar exam). Other colleagues received LLMs in corporate law and took the NY bar exam because of the opportunities there that were tailored to their educational strengths. If you see yourself going into technology law, pursue IPR law courses. If you see yourself going into business/corporate affairs, then take courses that will best prepare you for that career field. You just need to align your courses with your career aspirations. I personally do not know too much about the job opportunities in San Diego, so I cannot speak too much on that point (but if I had to imagine, the larger market for IPR lawyers in California would probably be in San Francisco).

Both law schools are great options and ranked in the top 30 (though USC's Gould School of Law is considered slightly better). When deciding which courses to take, you should carefully consider what career path you want to pursue and which states'  bar exam (if any) you plan on taking. My close colleague received an LLM from Stanford in IPR law due to the close proximity of Sillicon Valley and the potential career opportunities that were available there (she then took and passed the CA bar exam). Other colleagues received LLMs in corporate law and took the NY bar exam because of the opportunities there that were tailored to their educational strengths. If you see yourself going into technology law, pursue IPR law courses. If you see yourself going into business/corporate affairs, then take courses that will best prepare you for that career field. You just need to align your courses with your career aspirations. I personally do not know too much about the job opportunities in San Diego, so I cannot speak too much on that point (but if I had to imagine, the larger market for IPR lawyers in California would probably be in San Francisco).
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