Post by Stephen Horowitz, Professor of Legal English
Yi Song, the Executive Director for Graduate and International Programs and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law, has launched the Master of Laws Interviews Project. The project provides curated insights to help internationally trained lawyers to establish and develop their U.S. legal careers.
Professor Song first came to the U.S. in 2007 as an exchange student at Georgetown University. She received her first law degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University in China and her Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Georgetown Law. While studying for the New York Bar Exam and looking for jobs in the U.S., she found little information on how multilingual and internationally trained lawyers can build a career in the U.S.
She founded the Master of Laws Interviews Project to share the fascinating journeys and insights from multilingual lawyers who have successfully navigated the legal profession in the U.S. or have built an international career. Her goal is to tell the stories of these lawyers, inspire and educate the future generations of professionals with an international background.
The Master of Laws Interviews Project examines the pressing questions about how to establish and develop a global legal career. How do internationally trained lawyers secure their first job in the U.S.? How can they turn volunteer and internship opportunities into permanent positions? What are the strategies for networking to advance their career and foster meaningful business relationships? How can they leverage their language skills and international experience in their practice?
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