What Can I Do With a Law Degree?

LL.M. Job Opportunities

The Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law is designed for international lawyers seeking a fundamental understanding of the United States legal system. Typically completed in one year, @WashULaw’s LL.M. program is ideal for non-U.S. law school graduates (J.D. or equivalent) and attorneys who want to specialize in U.S. law. Explore some career options students pursue after earning an LL.M.

Practice in the U.S.
After graduating from @WashULaw’s online LL.M. program, students are eligible to take the bar exam in California and Washington state. International attorneys often pursue an LL.M. in U.S. Law as a shorter path than a J.D. to taking the bar exam and becoming eligible to practice as an attorney in the United States.

Work at International Firms
With a solid understanding of U.S. law, students will have a greater ability to work with diverse partners and clients at international law firms.

Practice at Home With Greater Insight
Understanding the complexities of another country’s legal system can help students gain a more nuanced view of the legal system in their own country and bring new ideas to their practice.


Employment Outcomes

@WashULaw students and graduates are working for companies around the world in the law field and a number of other fields.

Occupations of @WashULaw Students and Graduates

LL.M. and MLS students and graduates of Washington University follow different career paths and work in a wide range of occupations. Some examples of their job titles include:

  • Lawyer
  • Partner/Managing Partner
  • Senior Attorney
  • Senior Legal Director
  • President
  • Compliance Officer
  • Legal Manager
  • Legal Specialist
  • Judge
  • Professor
  • Legal and Compliance Director
  • CEO
  • General Council/Legal Council
  • Paralegal

Employers of @WashULaw Students and Graduates

While @WashULaw LL.M. graduates typically run their own law practices, work as attorneys at U.S.-based and international law firms or are self-employed, MLS graduates’ occupations vary widely in fields such as law, finance, education and the military. Current and past employers of @WashULaw students and graduates include:

  • Google
  • HSBC Bank
  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees
  • S. Army
  • PriceWaterhouseCooper
  • Shell International
  • Creason, Moore, Dokken & Geidl
  • Beijing Wan Hui Da law firm
  • Nakanoshima Chuo Law Office
  • Hill Smith King & Wood
  • Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
  • Catalano Advogados Associados
  • Shao Law Firm, P.C.
  • Mattos Filho Advogados
  • Indian Society of International Law
  • Taiwan Taipei District Court

Pursue Your Career Goals

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