Career Services

The Law School provides a series of professional and career development sessions specifically tailored to the needs of ELLMC students. With many ELLMC students coming to the program with work experience and established careers, the programming focuses on enhancing their skills in the key areas of professional, business, and career development. Past sessions have included: 

  • In depth discussions on the U.S. legal market, hiring and and employment issues for international students;
  • workshops on using LinkedIn to enhance professional and business development,
  • an interactive program on networking for non-US attorneys, and
  • a visit to a major international law firm.  

The ELLMC program is not intended to provide students with a path to finding employment, either in short-term internships or permanent positions, in the United States. Due to the competitive nature of the current US legal market and difficulties for professionals in gaining authorization to work in the US, the vast majority of all foreign-trained LLM students pursue their career outside of the US after graduation. Prospective students should note that the ELLMC program does not qualify the participants for an optional practical training visa.  

The training and professional development programs set out above are intended to enhance the ELLMC students US-based studies by deepening their understanding of the US legal market, how to build and maintain a global professional network and how to develop business and contacts in the US. All ELLMC students also have the opportunity to meet with an experienced career and professional development advisor, to discuss their current career path, long term and short term professional goals and to work on improvements to their CV/resume and LinkedIn profile.