LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student's Guide to U.S. Law School Programs

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Like an atlas, the LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Master of Laws Programs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781454802396
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 1,476,643
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Summary of Contents

Part I. Foreign Students Earning U.S. Law Degrees: What’s so special about U.S. Legal Education?

Ch. 1. Globalization and the Need for Transnational Lawyers

Ch. 2. Fifteen (15) Reasons to Get an LL.M. from the U.S.

Ch. 3. “Types” or “Categories” of LL.M. Degree Program

Ch. 4. LL.M. Specializations

Ch. 5. U.S. and Foreign Legal Systems and Legal Education

Part II. Choosing the “Best” U.S. Law School for You; Criteria for Choosing the “Best” LL.M. Program

Ch. 6. Choosing the “best” U.S. Law School for You: Law School Ranking, Reputation, and Reality

Ch. 7. Frequently Asked Questions: 175 Criteria for Choosing the “Best” U.S. LL.M. Program for You

Part III. How to Get Admitted to the U.S. Law School and LL.M. Program You Choose

Ch. 8. LL.M. Admissions Policies and Practices; U.S. Law School Mission Statements; Educational Agents; Cash Cows and Diploma Mills

Ch. 9. Your LL.M. Program Application: How to Convince a U.S. Law School to Admit You

Ch. 10. Personal Statements and Application Essays, Writing Samples, CVs and Resumes, and Personal Interviews

Ch. 11. Recommendation or Referral Letters

Ch. 12. Parlez Vous English? English Language Proficiency

Ch. 13. Other Components of the LL.M. Application (Document Authentication & Verification; Scholarship Requests; Proof of Financial Resources)

Part IV. Finally—You Are Admitted, Rejected, Put on Hold, or Waitlisted

Ch. 14. Receiving the Law School’s E-Mail: You Are Admitted, Rejected, Put on Hold, or Waitlisted

Ch. 15. Degree Requirements (Including Law School Exams, Assignments, and Exercises)

Ch. 16. How Do They Teach at U.S. Law Schools?

Ch. 17. Legal Research, Writing, and Communication

Ch. 18. Writing an LL.M. Thesis

Ch. 19. Extra-Curricular Activities and LL.M. Students

Part V. Getting Student Visas; Immigration Issues

Ch. 20. The Student Visa—High Hurdles?

Ch. 21. Visa and Immigration Issues After Arrival in the U.S.

Ch. 22. Working with Your Student Visa—On and Off Campus

Part VI. How Do I Pay for my LL.M. Degree?

Ch. 23. Paying for Your LL.M. (and Tips on Saving Money)

Ch. 24. Scholarships, Grants, and Fellowships

Ch. 25. Avoiding U.S.-Based Student Loans

Part VII. Getting and Keeping a Job Post-LL.M.

Ch. 26. Strategies for LL.M. Students and Graduates to Find Jobs and Keep Jobs They Already Have

Ch. 27. Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Academic Training (AT)

Ch. 28. Practicing Law in the U.S. with an LL.M. Degree—The Bar Exam and Other Hurdles

Part VIII. U.S. Law Degrees Other than the LL.M.

Ch. 29. JSD/SJD Degree

Ch. 30. Juris Doctor (JD) Degree

Ch. 31. Other U.S. Degrees and Non-Degree Opportunities for Foreign Lawyers

Part IX. Legalities, Lifestyles, Leisure, and Adjusting

Ch. 32. Obeying U.S. Law; Safety, Security, and Health

Part X. Conclusion

Ch. 33. Conclusion

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