Many legal professionals and law graduates who want to be assured of high profile careers can achieve this by acquiring postgraduate legal education, such as an LLM degree. It would even be more helpful if the law school from where the degree was taken is prestigious and renowned. To help you decide where to get an LLM degree, the recent university ranking conducted by Princeton Review of the Best Law Schools for Career Prospects in 2018 will be a good reference.
Of the 19,000 students from 169 law schools polled by the Princeton Review, the following universities figured in the top ten under the "Career Prospects" category for 2018:
- New York University
- University of Chicago
- Harvard University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Columbia University
- University of Virginia
- Stanford University
- Northwestern University
- University of Michigan
- University of California, Berkeley
The rate of employment is very high if a student graduates with a law degree from any of these schools. For the top three law schools, 98% of the 2016 graduates are employed within 10 months from getting their degrees. LLM graduates are expected to experience the same ease in getting employment after gaining their Master of Laws degrees.
Each of this university offers different LLM programs and it is up to the student to explore what are offered and pick the program that best suits their interests. Tuition varies and in some law schools, they may prove high. However, scholarships and financial aid are available to deserving students.