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Straus Joins California Law Schools for LLM Interview Program

On Friday, February 22, several Straus students Friday's traveled to UCLA for the LLM Interview Program.

Via UCLA Law:

The UCLA LLM Interview Program is a recruitment venue for employers who are interested in enlisting international legal talents and for internationally trained lawyers who are currently enrolled in an LLM program at a participating law school.

Joanna and I attended the event to represent the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Pepperdine Law, and our students were delighted to see us as they checked in for their interviews.

This year's program had 17 onsite employers, with 112 students attending from law schools throughout California. Sixty students participated in an informative lunch session on visa strategies for international LLMs, and the ABA's Section of International Law also discussed opportunities for LLM student involvement. We met and connected with several of our colleagues at Loyola, USC, UCLA, Stanford, and Berkeley law schools. I attended a luncheon for law school administrators and employers where I networked with attorneys and partners from local and large firms with international practices, including folks at Gibson, Cooley, and Norton Rose and Fullbright. I look forward to bringing some of these folks to campus in various capacities in the future and engaging them with our programs.

Overall, I believe it was an excellent experience for our students, and I am happy to report that I conducted mock interviews for virtually all the students who secured interviews. A big kudos as well to Joanna for managing a large volume of student registrations and fielding their questions in person and on Symplicity. We look forward to building on these relationships over the coming weeks and months.