Prospects for UK law grad in the US?
June 25, 2014 5:42 AM Subscribe
I currently attend a top 2 law school in the UK (no prize for guessing which), and am interested in working in the US after I graduate. While I am aware that I will be eligible to take the bar exam in NY and California with a degree from a common law jurisdiction, would my prospects of landing a law firm gig be appreciably augmented if I go for an LLM (or perhaps even a JD) at a US law school?
posted by AtavisticApple to Law & Government (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I understand that the US legal hiring market is in the gutter right now (or so the NYT would have me believe), so I'm trying to do whatever I can to maximise my chances of employment.
Work visa requirements won't be an issue for me since I have US citizenship (by birth; I haven't been in the US for any extended period of time).