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The faculty and staff of the LL.M. program work closely with concurrent students interested in careers in international development and law reform. They help students develop their résumés for international careers and utilize their contacts with international development organizations to bring the applications of ONU JD/LL.M. students to the attention of the appropriate persons. The program’s two summer externships provide students with valuable personal contacts with development professionals and organizations familiar with the ONU Democratic Governance and Rule of Law LL.M. program. During the third year, the program provides students with individual memberships in the premier international development job placement service, giving students access to career opportunities around the world.
Graduates of the concurrent JD/LL.M. program have taken a variety of career paths. Those interested in careers in the international realm have found positions with international development organizations, multinational corporations, national defense contractors, and international finance organizations. One graduate received a Fulbright Research Award to spend a year in Kosovo performing research and preparing recommendations on the local bar association. Other graduates have become state and federal judicial clerks, while still others have begun working in private practice or government positions anticipating international engagement in the future.