What does the Career Services Office at UNH Franklin Pierce provide?
The Career Services Office (CSO) at UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law offers LL.M. students the same level of support it provides JD students. First, students receive assistance with preparing the application materials, f.ex. looking over Resumes and Cover letters. There may be some different requirements for applying to jobs in the U.S. and CSO is prepared to guide students through this process.
Secondly, CSO can help students with Interviewing Resources. This entails offers like Interview guides and Mock interview programs.
CSO provides extensive guidance on building networking skills and how to go about this in the most effective way. Students then have the opportunity to practice these skills at job fairs, workshops, special events, and destination immersion courses
CSO provides students access to UNH Franklin Pierce Alumni and has a list of LL.M.-alumni who are willing to be contacted by current students. This information is available to students on an internal portal that they can access once enrolled as a student.
CSO also maintains a list of former employers who have hired UNH Franklin Pierce graduates to give current students an overview of the companies and firms that hired LL.M. students in the past. CSO is always working to build new employment pipelines for LL.M. students, both in the U.S. and abroad.
Even if students are not applying for jobs in the U.S., the office at UNH Franklin Pierce supports LL.M. students who are looking to return to their home countries.
Are students taking on real casework under the supervision of licensed attorneys, and what are the specialized fields UNH Franklin Pierce Clinics focus on?
UNH Franklin Pierce provides an Intellectual Property and Transaction Clinic.
In those clinics, LL.M. students work side by side with JD on real cases under the supervision of licensed attorneys. Students in this clinic even receive a limited license to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Through hands-on learning, law students get practical skills that will be valuable after graduation.
Thus, students have the opportunity to get insights into fascinating cases and clients, such as real “rock stars” or eleven-year-old litigators – both clients of the IP clinic.
The law school also offers an International Technology Transfer Institute. This clinic blends intellectual property and international development and emphasizes international capacity building and development. Students in this clinic have the opportunity to work with organizations such as the World Health Organization, World Intellectual Property Organzation, the U.S. Department of Commerce and more. The ultimate goal of the clinic is to support countries to transition their economies to innovation, intellectual property, and technolgy.