Earn your LLM while getting hands-on experience
Many international students want to gain some practical experience in the US legal system while they're earning their LLM degree. The Maurer School of Law's new LAW (learning and working) LLM program does just that.
The LAW program gives you hands-on, real-life experience while you're studying the law. Depending on your interests and qualifications (including visa status), you could earn law school credit by participating in unpaid experiential opportunities, such as:
- A semester-long clinical course in one of the school's legal clinics, which help real clients with legal problems, from family law to business issues to intellectual property matters;
- A research assistantship with a member of the Law School faculty, where you'll assist a professor with research on a variety of cutting-edge topics on the forefront of legal scholarship;
- The opportunity to complete job shadowing and informational interviews with local attorneys, nonprofit organizations, or judges, which will help you develop your understanding of legal practice and build your professional network.
The LAW program is among the first of its kind anywhere in the United States, and it's backed by the Maurer School of Law's LLM program, which brings more than a century of experience to the classroom.
We hope you'll apply! To do so, please submit to Ms. Lara Gose (firstname.lastname@example.org) a brief statement of interest (no more than 500 words) in which you explain why you are interested in the program, the type of placement(s) you are interested in, and anything from your education or work experience that qualifies you for a placement. We will review applications and invite applicants to take part in an interview. Placement offers will be made by the start of the law school’s orientation program for new graduate students.
For answers to your questions or more information about the program, please contact Ms. Gose. We look forward to hearing from you.