Last Updated on October 22, 2019
The field of law is diversifying, and graduates with an LLM (Master of Laws) can take advantage of a growing number of career benefits. The useful infographic below outlines some of the most significant benefits today’s graduates can enjoy.
The demand for LLM places is increasing steadily, particularly among international students. The numbers have risen in both non-JD (25%) and online non-JD courses (53%), as students look to reap the rewards of the LLM degree. Both US and international students can gain incredibly valuable skills that will set them up for their future in law. Students from overseas develop an in-depth insight into the inner workings of the US legal system, the opportunity to choose a specialty, and qualifications that enable them to practice on a global level, while US candidates are able to hone their skills in specific fields.
The LLM is recognized internationally, paving the way for students to work anywhere. More than 1 in 4 partners at the world’s 12 largest law firms had an LLM in 2010. LLMs are particularly commonplace in firms based in Paris.
As the infographic shows, the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law has an excellent reputation, and it was one of the first universities to offer an online program. A quarter of graduates are international students, and there’s an array of specialties on offer. Historically, law graduates have taken up positions as law partners, company CEOs and government and business leaders.
If you’re thinking of advancing your career options in the law sector, have you considered doing an LLM?
Infographic Design By University of Southern California
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