FAQs J.S.D. and Thesis Track

Below are some basic responses to frequently asked questions posed by current and admitted students in the J.S.D. program or LL.M. thesis track.

Berkeley Law does not provide job placement services to LL.M. students. Rather, our 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. 


J.S.D. and LL.M. thesis track students should seek counsel from their faculty advisors, the Academic Placement Committee, and other faculty members regarding the academic job search.

Yes. If a J.S.D. or LL.M. thesis track student’s career plan includes exploring non-academic positions, they are welcome to seek advice from the ADP professional development advisors.

Here are some resources and links applicable to those seeking a career in academia. Students should note that requirements and expectations in different countries may differ depending on the diverse cultural and professional expectations of academia internationally.