The Career Development Office at Colorado Law is dedicated to helping all students, including those who are working towards their LLM degree. LLM students are welcome to meet with a career counselor to discuss job search strategies, resume and cover letter production, and to take advantage of the many resources offered by our Career Development Office.
Many LLM students hope to find either short term or long term employment in the United States. The current US legal job market is fiercely competitive for both domestic JD and international LLM graduates. It is challenging to find law-related jobs in the United States today, and we do not encourage international students to join an LLM program with the expectation of gaining full-time employment in the U.S. This is the common experience for LLM graduates at US law schools across the country. However, students who do wish to explore the job market in the US should be extremely proactive in their search for a position, consider niche market demands (foreign language capabilities, for example), and diversify their networking efforts throughout the duration of the LLM program.
International LLM students may gain practioner based experience after graduation as part of the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program under the F-1 student visa. Information regarding this program is available at the University of Colorado-Boulder's International Student and Scholar Services website.