By @WashULaw, the online LL.M. program from top-ranked Washington University School of Law
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In today’s marketplace, more businesses are choosing to take their operations global. At the same time, lawyers are flooding the legal market. For both experienced lawyers and recent law school graduates, this means that it is more important than ever to have the knowledge and skills that can meet the increasingly complex needs of clients.
Technological advances and growing Internet usage have allowed most businesses and organizations to extend their reach and expand their mission. As an economic leader, the U.S. has continued to evolve as a prime market for companies to find opportunity.
From representing a corporation, government agency, nonprofit organization or an individual, lawyers who want to grow their global client base will need advanced knowledge on a range of American policies. These policies may concern such topics as manufacturing, trade, immigration, intellectual property and antitrust law.
Lawyers who assist clients with international matters will not only need a strong understanding of U.S. law, they need to understand the country’s court systems so they can best serve their clients’ needs.
An Online LL.M. Degree Program
A Master of Laws (LL.M.) in U.S. Law can provide foreign-trained lawyers with a broad foundation in business and law, as well as the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in American law firm culture.
Online LL.M. programs, such as the prestigious Washington University School of Law’s @WashULaw LL.M. program, give lawyers the chance to earn their degree without relocating or compromising their current professional or personal commitments. Through a state-of-the-art online learning platform, @WashULaw connects law professionals from around the world through live, face-to-face online classes that use familiar social networking tools to foster collaboration.
Recognized among U.S. News & World Report’s top twenty law schools for 2014, Washington University School of Law offers an academically rigorous curriculum that is designed and taught by faculty who are world-renowned legal experts.
Students in the @WashULaw program benefit from the same curriculum and faculty as the on-campus program, but are able to complete their LL.M. program online, from anywhere in the world.
The intimate setting of @WashULaw’s small classes and close faculty contact allows students to gain expertise in working with American lawyers in an international context and improve his or her English fluency, an experience that is invaluable when counseling foreign clients and working with U.S.-based clients.
Earning an LL.M. degree alongside lawyers working around the world also broadens a lawyer’s network of professional contacts with a potential for gathering referral sources and trusted advisers around the globe.
The legal profession, like the rest of the world, is increasingly interconnected. A lawyer who earns an LL.M. from a top-tier American law school receives a valuable education that can open new doors to more opportunities.
Lawyers who want to gain a competitive edge in their career can visit requestinfo.onlinelaw.wustl.edu to learn more.
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