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OVERVIEW OF THE U.S. JOB SEARCH PROCESS FOR INT’L LL.M. STUDENTS. Career Development Office Berkeley Law August 27, 2010. Realities of the Job Search. Follow the U.S. legal market news: Above the Law ( www.abovethelaw.com ) CDO Newswire Blog (www.law.berkeley.edu/careers.htm)
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Career Development Office
August 27, 2010
123 Townsend Street Apt. 2B, Oakland, CA 94618
University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Master of Laws (LL.M.) Candidate, May 2010
University of International Business and Economics, School of Law, Helsinki, Finland
Master of Laws, 2000
Honors: Annual Best Student of the University, 1999-2000
Activities: Ninth Annual International Commercial Moot Arbitration (Team 36th among the 108 participating
law schools; personal ranking above 80th percentile).
University of International Business and Economics, School of Law, Beijing, China
Bachelor of Laws, 1998
Honors: First-class honored student of the University (1994-1999); valedictorian of the class.
Activities: Class President, 1994-1998.
Attorneys-at-Law Harri Kontturi Ltd., Helsinki, Finland 2005-2009
Negotiated and drafted both domestic and international intellectual property rights contracts and cross-border business contracts
(M&As and outsourcing agreements).
Analyzed antitrust issues.
University of Joensuu, Department of Law, Joensuu, Finland 2004-2007
Senior Research Assistant in International Commercial Law
Lectured in Business Law, IP and Consumer Law. Taught applicable Contract Law and E-Commerce.
Law Office Legitum Ltd., Helsinki, Finland 2001-2004
Drafted and negotiated IP contracts. Analyzed contractual risks and developed contract management.
Central Union for Farmers and Forest Owners, Helsinki, Finland 2001
Aided union members in their cases.
Parliament of Finland, Helsinki, Finland 2000-2001
Aid for MP
Researched legal issues and statutory initiatives. Wrote legislative initiatives. Aided constituents in resolving legal problems.
Admitted to courts of Finland (1997); Planning to sit for the New York State Bar Exam in July 2009
Enjoy playing golf, tennis, and travelling
(1) Introduces you,
(2) Highlights some of your most relevant qualifications
(3) States why you are interested in the employer, and
(4) Requests an interview
Oakland, CA 94618
November 1, 2010
Ms. Barbara Jones
Jones, Brown & Smythe
125 Telegraph Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 94720
Dear Ms. Jones:
I am a Korean attorney presently attending the University of California, Berkeley School of Law and will receive a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) in May 2011. I am interested in applying to Jones, Brown & Smythe for an internship following the completion of my studies in May. [Explain why you are interested in this particular employer and add any connection to the employer that you may have.]
Prior to beginning my studies at Berkeley Law, I served as [describe relevant background and experience. Highlight your resume rather than repeating what is on your resume. Explain why you will be an asset to the firm.]
[You may add another paragraph if 2nd paragraph becomes too long.]
Attached is my resume for your review. I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss employment opportunities. I will be in Los Angeles from January 7 – 13 and would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you during that period. I look forward to hearing from you.
Gil-dong Hong [your signature]
Gil-dong Hong [your name typed]
“LL.M. Career Guide”