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So, you’ve done your JD and you’re wondering what’s next. An internship? Or maybe further education? If you’re thinking about doing an LLM, here’s why it could be a great idea.

Skills

First of all, you’re going to want to know what skills you get by taking an LLM. If you have a JD, then you can improve upon your skills in a specialized area. If you know that you want to go into Entertainment Law or Compliance among others, then a LLM can help you to specialize. International students can also acquire knowledge of the US legal system too, which can be highly beneficial.

Opportunities

Next up, you’re going to then find that you’re going to benefit from a range of different employment opportunities too. Most of the world’s partners in the top law firms have an LLM. Not only that, but you may get to work internationally too, thanks to the LLM being internationally recognized.

The Right Knowledge

Finally, you’re going to find that you have the opportunity to pick up the best possible knowledge for the career you want too. Here, you’ll mainly gain skills and understanding for the US legal system as well as qualification for legal practice pretty much internationally! But you can also look to get a specialized certification in anything from business law to financial compliance, which can really boost your career opportunities too.

Still interested in an LLM? Take a look at the infographic below to see if this is right for you.


Infographic Design By University of Southern California

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