GPDP Services, Resources, and ProgramsThe GPDP provides a number of services, resources, and programs to aid you in your job search. To learn more, scroll down or click on one of the links below. Note that some of the links (indicated with asterisks) require that you enter your Fordham Law School network username and password. If you have trouble signing in, please contact the Law School Helpdesk.
The GPDP is coordinated by Kandice Thorn, Director of International and Non-J.D. Programs, who works with LL.M. students to develop the best strategies for pursuing job opportunities. We strongly encourage all students who are seeking employment in the U.S. to meet with Ms. Thorn at least once per semester regarding their job searches. There are two ways to take advantage of one-on-one career advising services with Ms. Thorn:
You may find the publications below useful in your job search.
The GPDP offers practice interview sessions throughout the academic year in order to give students feedback on their interviewing skills. Students wishing to schedule a practice interview may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment and submitting the online GPDP Practice Interview Form. Students should submit the GPDP Practice Interview Form at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled interview. Students should read the Interviewing for LL.M. Students Mini-Guide in the "Publications" section of this page prior to coming in for a practice interview. Students are encouraged to dress in interview-appropriate attire for the practice interview.
Students 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, we are requiring that, prior to submitting a resume or cover letter for review, you do the following:
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.
As soon as possible after receiving your draft resume or cover letter, Ms. Thorn will contact you to set up a meeting to discuss your resume or cover letter. If only minor adjustments are required, an appointment may not be necessary. In that case, Ms. Thorn will leave a marked copy of the document with the staff in Room 405 and will advise you that the document is ready to be picked up. If you submit a document for review and do not hear back within seven business days, please send a follow up email to ensure that your document was received.
The various recruitment programs open to LL.M. students serve as excellent resources for students in their job searches. In particular, the International Student Interview Program (ISIP), held annually in late January on the campus of New York University School of Law, is aimed at international LL.M. students.
There are a number of online resources available to aid students in their job searches, including databases that aid students in researching potential employers, online job banks, industry guides, and more. For our most popular resources, we include instructions on how to use each resource most effectively.