The India-United States LL.M. Legal Education Consortium, comprised of seven prestigious law schools from across the United States, will visit India this month. This group of experts will travel to Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bangalore to engage with Indian law students, faculty, and legal professionals about earning a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program and networking in the United States.

“There is a strong, historical bond between our two countries, and the U.S. remains a top destination for international students with nearly 200,000 Indian students studying in the U.S. in the 2021-2022 Academic Year,” says Professor Gabrielle Goodwin, Director of Graduate Legal Studies, Indiana University Maurer School of Law. “Of those students, more than 50% were studying at the graduate level. This trend made India a natural choice as we discussed where the Consortium should focus our efforts this year,” reports Kara Galvin, Director of International Programs at Minnesota Law.

Over the course of eight days in mid-February, the India-United States Consortium will visit NMIMS’ Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, O.P. Jindal Global Law School, Bennett University, Amity University, Christ University, and NMIMS Bangalore to present to Indian law students on networking skills as a key to success for the global legal practitioner. In addition, the Consortium will hold an evening event in New Delhi for any law students or legal professionals interested in earning an LL.M. in the United States. The representatives from each of the seven U.S. law schools will answer individual questions and share information about their respective LL.M. programs.

“The goal of our university visits is to highlight the benefits and value of our LL.M. programs and to educate students about the admissions process. We also look forward to meeting students one-on-one to answer specific questions about the U.S. LL.M. experience,” says Mary Beth Busby, Director of Graduate and International Program Admissions at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

“In an increasingly globalized market, it’s critical that students obtain skills necessary to differentiate themselves in the marketplace,” adds Maureen Tracy Leo, Director of Graduate and International Programs at Boston University School of Law. “We also want students to acquire practical skills that will give them an advantage in their job searches and professional careers,” states John Smagula, Assistant Dean of Graduate & International Programs at Temple University School of Law. To that end, the Consortium developed a training for students entitled Networking Skills for the Global Legal Practitioner. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Consortium.

In New Delhi, the Consortium will host an evening event open to the public on Tuesday, February 14th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Indiana University Gateway Office at First Floor, E-12, Block E, Defence Colony, New Delhi.

Registration is free of charge, and an information session will be accompanied by a complimentary dinner.

“It is important for anyone considering an LL.M. in the United States to attend events like these in order to speak with experienced law school professionals, and have a conversation that will help them learn more about what each LL.M. program has to offer,” says Sarah Gonzales, Director of Graduate Programs at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. “This is a unique opportunity for Indian lawyers and students to get to know the schools in an intimate setting, and we hope they take advantage of meeting several prestigious schools all at once,” notes Professor Olivera Jovanovic, Assistant Dean at the University of San Francisco, School of Law.

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