An LL.M is becoming increasingly valuable, mainly amongst international students. Tobi Fine, assistant dean for International and Non-JD Programs at Fordham University School of Law, says, “It’s a credential that is so valuable back home. It may not be a prerequisite for a top job, but it is something that government and other entities look into as an important quality.”
In its latest edition The National Jurist provides informative articles for LL.M. applicants, students, and graduates. Check out the following articles exploring the possible benefits and drawbacks of the LL.M..
- How Beneficial is an American LL.M. Degree – Find out exactly how an American LL.M degree can help you advance your career. What are the pros and cons of the LL.M. and to what extent will it broaden your career opportunities, if at all?
- Tales from Working Abroad – If you are a U.S. citizen interested in living and practicing law abroad, read about similar experiences from Thomas Canty and Sandra Pohlman. Canty, a Boston University Law School graduate, practices IP law for a U.S. firm in Frankfurt, Germany, while Pohlman, a George Washington Law Center graduate, hopes to eventually become licensed to practice German law.
- Notable Foreign LL.M. Graduates – View profiles of some prominent foreign LL.M. graduates and find out how they use their American LL.M. today.
- LL.M. Programs Guide for Foreign Applicants – See The National Jurist’s compilation of graduate programs that are designed for foreign students. The well-organized guide provides information on the schools’ geographic location, focus, application fee, application procedure, availability to U.S students, tuition, and contact email.