In addition to providing individual career counseling and specialized programming to LL.M. students, the Career Office also facilitates the participation of interested LL.M.s in the on-campus interview program (OCI) and the annual West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair.
Fall and Spring On-Campus Interviews (OCI)
Although these interview programs are focused on placing U.S. J.D. students primarily in summer associate positions, a handful of participating employers each year express an interest in interviewing international LL.M. students for internships or permanent positions. To find employers who have expressed interest in interviewing international LL.M. candidates, log on to www.HastingsCareersOnline.com (HCO), click on "Fall OCI", and view the list of employers interviewing LL.M.s. If you are a currently enrolled LL.M. student, only those employers interviewing LL.M.s will appear under your "Employers/Bidding/Application" tab. Please review the 2013 Fall Recruiting Handbook for more details.
For Fall OCI, the application or “bidding” window takes place in early July. Interviews are held in early August, before classes begin. As to Spring OCI, interviews take place February-April, with specific application instructions being circulated in mid-January.
West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair
Inaugurated in April 2007, the West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair is a recruitment venue for internationally trained lawyers who are enrolled in an LL.M. program at a participating law school and for employers who seek international legal talent. UCLA School of Law serves as the event’s organizer and host while a consortium of 19 law schools, including UC Hastings, participate in this program. In 2013, over 50 employers participated in the West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair through interviews and resume collects.
The 2014 West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair will take place on February 21, 2014 at UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, CA. The Career Office will host an information session on the West Coast International LL.M. Job Fair in the fall. Your dedicated LL.M. career counselor is available to help you work on your job fair application materials.