Professional Development

Our Advisors

The Advanced Degree Programs office staffs two attorney-counselors dedicated to the professional development needs of Berkeley Law LL.M. students. Each counselor has practiced law and can offer real-world insights into professional development and various career paths.

Peter Landreth

Peter Landreth, LL.M. Professional Development Advisor
has eight years of legal practice at NRG Energy, Inc, where he was the Senior Director of Real Estate and Senior Counsel. At NRG, Peter led the real estate strategy for 125 sites throughout the United States, focusing on productive reuse of retired brownfield sites. He also advised NRG on environmental and energy issues for conventional and renewable power plants and on sustainability and innovation projects. Prior to his work at NRG, Peter practiced environmental law at Holland & Knight, LLP in San Francisco. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Stanford University.

Rachel Zuraw

Rachel Zuraw, LL.M. Professional Development Advisor
practiced as a litigator in the Bay Area. She started her litigation career at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, where she was a member of both the Class Action practice group and the Intellectual Property & Technology practice group. She subsequently joined the Health Care Litigation team at Hanson Bridgett LLP. Prior to entering private practice, Rachel taught at Drexel University School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Princeton University and her law degree and master’s in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Our Services

Our advisors offer a variety of services to support LL.M. students.

LL.M students may sign up for individual appointments with our advisors. Appointments can be made via bCourses.

Our advisors help students explore the types of opportunities compatible with talents, work style, and lifestyle, and give advice on how to search and secure job opportunities.

The Advanced Degree Programs office offers a series of professional development programs for LL.M. students throughout their semester(s) on topics including, resume writing, interviewing skills, U.S. business etiquette and networking, and various legal practice areas.

Our advisors can provide support for students who are eligible and wish to attend two job fairs specifically designed for LL.M. students: the International Student Interview Program and the UCLA LL.M. Interview Program. Typical support prior to these fairs includes: resume review, mock interviews, and/or individual appointments to discuss strategies.

Our advisors and staff help LL.M. students with resume review if they wish to conform their C.V. into a U.S.-style resume.

Our advisors help students develop interviewing skills through simulated job interviews.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on their program, Berkeley Law LL.M. students may have different goals, needs, and/or opportunities. Here are frequently questions asked by students in our programs, with some basic information.

Berkeley Law does not provide job placement services to LL.M. students. Rather, the professional development advisors in the Advanced Degree Programs office create workshops and provide counseling designed to assist in our students’ professional development and career advancement internationally.