US LLM Hiring Prospects SURVEY


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The goal is to get as complete a survey as possible (this is an online forum so legitimacy is obviously limited). At present though, there is no US law school that tracks the stats of LLM graduates who currently practice law in the US. The ABA requires the reporting of career outcomes only for JDs. We can all benefit from some sort of informal survey.

US LLM graduates, it would be very much appreciated if you could please answer the following:

1. What's your pre-LLM educational & professional background? Include countries, degrees, jurisdictions admitted to practice, type of law, years of professional experience, etc.

2. Where did you get your LLM? How did you feel about the career resources, law school's reputation, job fairs, alumni base, networking, etc in helping your job search?

3. Where did you end up? How did your fellow LLM classmates fare?

4. If you were successful in getting picked up by a firm in the US, what do you think made you stand out? What were the biggest challenges in trying to market yourself to a firm in the US? Was sponsorship one of the biggest obstacles or competing with US JDs?

5. Any advice you have to other LLM graduates currently on the hunt. (i.e. if you're in a specific area of law, classes to take, tips on CVs, how to network, etc).

Muchos Gracias!
The goal is to get as complete a survey as possible (this is an online forum so legitimacy is obviously limited). At present though, there is no US law school that tracks the stats of LLM graduates who currently practice law in the US. The ABA requires the reporting of career outcomes only for JDs. We can all benefit from some sort of informal survey.

US LLM graduates, it would be very much appreciated if you could please answer the following:

1. What's your pre-LLM educational & professional background? Include countries, degrees, jurisdictions admitted to practice, type of law, years of professional experience, etc.

2. Where did you get your LLM? How did you feel about the career resources, law school's reputation, job fairs, alumni base, networking, etc in helping your job search?

3. Where did you end up? How did your fellow LLM classmates fare?

4. If you were successful in getting picked up by a firm in the US, what do you think made you stand out? What were the biggest challenges in trying to market yourself to a firm in the US? Was sponsorship one of the biggest obstacles or competing with US JDs?

5. Any advice you have to other LLM graduates currently on the hunt. (i.e. if you're in a specific area of law, classes to take, tips on CVs, how to network, etc).

Muchos Gracias!
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Good idea...should have been requested earlier:

1. Indian law degree from top school, admitted to and experienced as IP atty for 5 years

2. Stanford. Educational experience and networking was very helpful. Tech program was better than Berkeley's so I accepted and am very satisfied with the choice.

3. Big law firm in the East Coast even though I preferred to stay in California. Many of my classmates chose to go back but some also had to really work to be sponsored.

4. My previous experience and Stanford's reputation in the tech industry
Good idea...should have been requested earlier:

1. Indian law degree from top school, admitted to and experienced as IP atty for 5 years

2. Stanford. Educational experience and networking was very helpful. Tech program was better than Berkeley's so I accepted and am very satisfied with the choice.

3. Big law firm in the East Coast even though I preferred to stay in California. Many of my classmates chose to go back but some also had to really work to be sponsored.

4. My previous experience and Stanford's reputation in the tech industry
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