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Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Fordham University School of Law.   The Graduate Professional Development Program offers Fordham Law LL.M. students a variety of services and resources related to identifying and developing professional employment opportunities.  Below are answers to some frequently asked questions.

When can I access GPDP services?

You will receive instructions on how to access the full range of GPDP services during the LL.M. orientation, in the weeks leading up to the start of classes.  Prior to that time, you may address any questions to Kandice Thorn at kthorn1@law.fordham.edu.   

What services and resource will be available to me through the GPDP?

The GPDP offers a variety of services to LL.M. students, including the following:

  • One-on-one career counseling 
  • Resume and cover letter critique  
  • GPDP Job Search Mini-Guides 
  • Practice interview sessions
  • Career-related programming on a wide variety of topics, including:
    • Resume Drafting
    • Networking
    • Interviewing
    • Job search strategies
    • Participation in the International Student Interview Program (ISIP) job fair

Are LL.M. students eligible to participate in the On-Campus Interview Program?

The On-Campus Interview Program is reserved for J.D. students and is not open to LL.M. students.  The reason for this is that employers prefer to recruit LL.M.s on a different timeline, after they have finished their J.D. hiring.  Foreign-trained LL.M. students are eligible to participate in the International Student Interview Program, which takes place on the campus of NYU Law School in January. 

What is the International Student Interview Program (ISIP)?

Each year in January, Fordham Law School is one of 32 law schools to participate in ISIP, which is held at NYU School of Law.  This program provides foreign-trained lawyers pursuing graduate degrees in the U.S. with the opportunity to be considered for internships and permanent positions worldwide with over 150 of the top legal employers from around the world.  Most employers who recruit through ISIP are hiring for offices outside the U.S., though a few hire for their New York or other domestic offices as well.  Instructions regarding ISIP registration will be provided to students during the fall semester.

What other offices at FLS provide career development assistance to LL.M. students?

The Public Interest Resource Center (PIRC) assists students conducting self-directed searches for summer, school semester, or post-graduate employment in the public sector (including government) and post-graduate fellowships.  PIRC also helps students find volunteer opportunities, student-initiated pro bono work, and community service projects.