The Career Services Office (“CSO”) at Texas Law is dedicated to helping all students, including those completing their LL.M. LL.M. students can meet with a dedicated CSO LL.M. career counselor to discuss job search strategies, cover letter and resume writing, and take advantage the many other resources CSO offers.
LL.M. students with a foreign law degree can participate in the International Student Interview Program, held in January at New York University School of Law. Additionally, students can participate in the West Coast LL.M. Job Fair, held in February at the University of California-Los Angeles School of Law.
Many LL.M. students hope to find either short-term or long-employment in the U.S. The current job market is highly competitive, not only for LL.M. graduates, but also for J.D. graduates. It can be challenging to find law-related jobs in the United States today, and we do not encourage international students to join an LL.M. program with the expectation of gaining employment in the U.S. This is the common experience for LL.M. graduates at U.S. law schools across the country; however, LL.M. students who wish to explore the job market in the U.S. should be proactive in their search for a position.
It is important to know that most employers who recruit at Texas Law are primarily interested in recruiting students in the J.D. program and only a few interview LL.M. students. Nevertheless, LL.M. students have access to Job Bank on Symplicity.
Foreign LL.M. students who want to work in the United States can apply to work for a period of six months to one year after they graduate through Optional Practical Training (“OPT”) allowed under the F-1 student visa.