LL.M. Fair 2019 - Expanding the Horizons of Young Lawyers

An LL.M. degree is a great way for young law professionals to specialize and give themselves a foot up in a very competitive field. The opportunity to do this abroad gives one the added benefits of learning intercultural competencies and expanding one’s horizons, both professionally and personally. 


This year the Amerikahaus took part in the EducationUSA LL.M. European Tour for the first time, offering students and young professionals the opportunity to learn firsthand about LL.M. options in the U.S. To start the day, Dr. Markus Nauheim of the German American Lawyers Association (DAJV), who received his LL.M. degree from Duke University in North Carolina, gave a presentation on just how big an impact his time in the U.S. has had on his career. He enthusiastically described his time abroad and encouraged participants to make the most of speaking directly with university representatives. 


Following the presentation, representatives from 16 American universities, including Cornell University, University of California – Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University, spoke about their various LL.M. programs and advised interested candidates at the fair. The chance to speak to professors and program coordinators was perfect for students to get a real feel for what they could expect and a much more personal impression than a simple internet search could provide. The representatives then got the chance to see the city on a personal tram ride, experience some truly Bavarian cuisine, and connect with law professors from surrounding universities. 


The Amerikahaus is an official EducationUSA Center and part of the U.S. Department of State network of over 400 international student advising centers in more than 170 countries. 


Interested in pursuing your own LL.M. degree or other studies in the U.S.? Feel free to get in touch with our Education and Exchange Office or check out our website to learn more about our services and advising hours. 



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