Foreign Law Degree + LLM = biglaw?

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Foreign Law Degree + LLM = biglaw?

Postby BrooklynLaw16 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:10 pm

My friend is a graduating LLM, and she wants to know if biglaw is a realistic career path. She has a degree called "master of laws" from Russia, and a general LLM. GPA for the law degree was 3.6, and the LLM is all pass/fail.

She is fluent in Russian and English, and has worked for a few law and business firms in a translating capacity.

Is biglaw with this background a realistic prospect? If so, how would one achieve biglaw with this background, besides networking and mass mailing?

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Re: Foreign Law Degree + LLM = biglaw?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:17 pm

lot of it depends on the school. Cleary likes bilingual associates and they represent the Russian government/entities I think. Maybe she should hit them up.

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Re: Foreign Law Degree + LLM = biglaw?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:45 pm

This is common. I've seen it more with Latin American and Chinese lawyers but I bet someone would find a Russian lawyer valuable. Probably helps to practice first in Russia before doing the LLM though.

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