Fordham Law School banner photo

GPDP Programs and Services for Alumni

The GPDP provides Fordham Law School LL.M. alumni a number of services and programs to aid them in their job searches.  To learn more, scroll down or click on one of the links below. 

Career Advising Services

The GPDP is coordinated by Kandice Thorn, Director of International and Non-J.D. Programs, who is always happy to meet with LL.M. alumni to develop the best strategies for pursuing job opportunities.  To schedule an appointment with Ms. Thorn, please contact her at  Appointments may be either in person or over the phone. 

GPDP Programs

View Past GPDP Programs

Throughout the academic year, the GPDP offers numerous programs addressing topics of interest to LL.M. students in their job searches.  Video recordings of these programs are available for alumni to view.

Publications and Online Resources

You may find the publications below useful in your job search.

GPDP Publications:

GPDP Mini-Guide: The LL.M. Job Search
GPDP Mini-Guide: Networking for LL.M. Students
GPDP Mini-Guide: Resume Writing for Foreign-Trained LL.M. Students
GPDP Mini-Guide: Cover Letters and Other Professional Correspondence
GPDP Mini-Guide: Transcripts, Writing Samples, and Other Employment Documents
GPDP Mini-Guide: Interviewing for LL.M. Students
Contract and Temporary Legal Employment*
Handling a Lay-Off*
Negotiating a Raise*
Negotiating Your Salary*
Moving In-House*
Careers in Law Teaching*
Using a Headhunter*

Publications from Other Sources:

Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide (published by PSJD)
Finding and Funding International Public Service Opportunities (published by PSJD)
Guide on International Development: Public Service Careers and Opportunities (published by PSJD)
International Post-Graduate Fellowships Guide (published by PSJD)
Jobs with The UN & International Organizations: A Brief Guide (published by PSJD)
Landing a Job at the United Nations (published by PSJD)
Public Service Job Search Guide (published by PIRC)
New York City Bar Association Videos (Careers in Immigration Law, Compliance)

Other Online Resources:

  Access Our Most Popular Online Resources   

Most Popular Online Resources (Symplicity, Martindale, etc.)
Other General Job Search Resources
Bar Associations
Professional Organizations by Specialty
Private Sector Resources
Public Sector Resources
Alternative Careers for Lawyers
International Opportunities 

Practice Interviews

Submit the Practice Interview Form 

The GPDP offers practice interview sessions to alumni year round in order to assist them with their interviewing skills.  Alumni wishing to schedule a practice interview may do so by emailing Kandice Thorn at to schedule the practice interview and submitting the GPDP Practice Interview Form.  Alumni should submit the GPDP Practice Interview Form at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled practice interview.  Alumni are encouraged, but are not required, to dress in interview appropriate attire for the practice interview.

Resume/Cover Letter Critique

 Submit Your Resume or Cover Letter for Review    

Alumni are encouraged to take advantage of the resume and cover letter critique services offered by the GPDP. 

In order to provide the most effective service for all of our students and alumni, we request that, prior to submitting a resume or cover letter for review, you do the following:

1.  Watch the video on Resume Drafting for LL.M. Students (coming soon) if you are seeking resume review. 

2.  Carefully review the relevant Mini-Guide (see the Publications section above), including the sample resumes or cover letters in the appendices.  Make sure your document conforms to the guidelines in the relevant Mini-Guide.

3.  Double check all formatting for consistency (including punctuation, use of font variations such as bold and underline, tabs, bullet points, etc.).

4.  Spell check your document.

5.  Carefully proofread your document twice. 

If we receive your resume or cover letter for review and it appears that you have not followed these steps, we will return the document to you for further revision before we review it.  LL.M. alumni who hold a J.D. from a U.S. law school may omit steps one and two, as these materials are primarily geared toward our international students and alumni. 

Ms. Thorn will contact you as soon as possible upon receipt of the document to set up a time to discuss any necessary revisions.  If minimal revisions are required, a discussion may not be necessary.  In that case, Ms. Thorn will email you a marked copy of the document.