Master of Laws (LLM) - Students and Alumni
Our LLM students come to us from a wide variety of countries, cultures, and educational and work experiences. Some join us straight from their legal education in their home countries, while others arrive at Pitt Law after years of professional experience. All are drawn to us by the opportunity to build their knowledge of US law and the common law legal system in our tightknit community of world-class scholars and students.
Alumni of the Pitt Law LLM program have taken their skills to law firms, professorships, corporations, government and non-profits, both in their home countries and on the international stage. Find out what a Pitt Law LLM degree can do for your career – contact us today.
"Getting the master's degree from Pittsburgh opened up the door for me -- I don’t think I would have been able to join Eversheds had it not been for my studies in Pittsburgh." - Faisal Moubaydeen (LLM '13), who after post-LLM training at Eversheds is now an associate in the Doha office of Dentons.
"My two years in the LL.M. and visiting scholar program at CILE [were] the best time I ever had in my life as a student and researcher." - Yong Gan (LLM '09), Professor of Law at the School of Law of Wuhan University in Wuhan, China.
"I would like to take this opportunity to, again, express my sincere thanks to CILE…for the precious knowledge that I have gained from my study in the U.S., and for opening the door to my professional career." - Chi Lieu Dang (LLM '08), a partner in the Hanoi office of Baker & McKenzie.
Maria Nizhnik (LLM '03) is First Deputy Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. Listen to an interview with her in English on current issues in Ukraine’s antitrust law.
Vjosa Osmani (LLM, '05) is a member of the Parliament of Kosovo. Watch her speech at CILE's 20th anniversary celebration.
Maurice Oduor (LLM, '04) is acting Dean of the School of Law of Moi University in Eldoret, Kenya. Watch for our interview with him in the September 2016 issue of the CILE Notes.
Elina Aleynikova (LLM, '10) is an associate at White & Case in Paris. Read about her career path and the role of her Pitt Law education.
In Our LLM Graduates' Words
"Interning at Sherrard, German & Kelly, P. C. was a great experience. From conducting legal research, to writing trial motions and advice memos, my experience at Sherrard, German & Kelly, P. C. was fulfilling to say the least. I enjoyed seeing firsthand oral arguments at the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas and attending networking lunches. The atmosphere at the office was very welcoming and encouraging. I will remember my time there as one that was meaningful."
- Ewelina Kemp, LLM '16
"My work as the Albert H. Krizter fellow at the Institute of International Commercial Law (IICL) at the Pace University is diverse. I am currently working on the new CISG database re-design. After the new database is launched in the Fall, my work will largely focus on coordinating various programs offered by the Institute. This will include the online training programs on sales law and international commercial arbitration. Aside from working on the projects that I am passionate about, I have access to the international arbitration community present in New York. All of this makes working at the Institute an amazing experience, in terms of both education and professional growth."
- Nevena Jevremovic, LLM '16
"I interned with Judge Lisa Lenihan at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. This gave me an opportunity to learn more about U.S. law, especially civil and criminal procedure. It was also an important opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills gained during the LL.M. program in practical situations. Most importantly, it was yet another opportunity to pick important lessons for application once I return to my home country."
- James P. Tugee Ochieng, LLM '16