Our experienced Career Office and a dedicated LL.M. career counselor welcome the opportunity to work with LL.M. students and alumni. The Career Office offers specific resources and programming for LL.M.s, including tailored workshops on resume and cover letter writing, networking, and interviewing, as well as ample opportunity for individual career counseling.
Foreign-trained LL.M. students should be aware that many factors affect an LL.M. student’s success in securing permanent or temporary employment as an attorney in the United States, including the extremely competitive nature of the U.S. legal job market, the varied bar eligibility and admissions requirements, and the restrictions imposed under U.S. immigration laws. Both long-term and temporary job opportunities for foreign attorneys in the U.S. are limited. The applicants’ level of fluency in various languages, including English, academic performance, and prior legal experience greatly affect their marketability. However, despite the odds, the Career Office is committed to helping LL.M. students succeed in their career and professional development goals.
A dedicated LL.M. Career Counselor, Tetyana Gaponenko, is available by appointment or during drop-in counseling hours (Thursdays from 3:15-4:30 pm) to help you develop an individualized job search strategy, assist with drafting your job application materials, and work on interviewing and networking skills. Schedule an appointment with Tetyana online: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/6hd831p4.
*Tip: Complete your HCO profile as soon as possible! Your ID and password will be emailed to you in early August, close to the LLM Orientation date. Uploading your resume and listing your practice areas of interest will help us better serve your needs and alert you to specific opportunities as they come up!
To keep these resources proprietary, they are available only in the Document Library of UC HastingsCareersOnline.com:
The Career Office holds a number of workshops and programs for our LL.M. students every year. LL.M.s are also invited to attend the many other Career Office events! Please consult the UC Hastings Master Calendar for details.