Are you interested in applying to a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program at a U.S. law school? Would you like to learn how to write a good letter of motivation and CV for an LL.M. application? Then this 2-part webinar co-hosted by Deutsch-Amerikanische Juristen-Vereinigung and EducationUSA is just right for you! Two U.S. Law school LL.M. admissions experts will guide you through the process and an alumna of a law program will discuss her own expriences at law school & sitting for the bar exam in three different U.S. states. An EducationUSA adviser from the U.S. Embassy will give an introduction, and will moderate the Q&A.

Part 1: LL.M. Study at a U.S. Law School: How to Apply and What to Expect

Are you interested in applying to a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program at a U.S. law school?

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U.S. Law school LL.M. admissions expert Laura Tate Kagel will explain the process and an alumna of a law program will discuss her own expriences at law school & sitting for the bar exam in three different U.S. states.

Our speaker:

Laura Tate Kagel serves as the Associate Director for International Professional Education at the University of Georgia School of Law’s Dean Rusk International Law Center. In this role, she manages the school’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) program for foreign attorneys, oversees the center’s visiting researcher and scholar program, and develops training programs for foreign judges and lawyers. Dr. Kagel studied History and Literature as an undergraduate at Harvard University. She earned her Master of Arts in Germanic Languages and Literature from the University of Texas at Austin, her Ph.D. in German with a minor in History from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia. She has been the recipient of a Fulbright dissertation fellowship, two DAAD summer scholarships, as well as the Berlin Exchange Fellowship of the University of Texas at Austin.

Katja Wolf, U.S. Associate, Squire Patton Boggs, Böblingen
Katja Wolf is a U.S. Attorney-at-Law admitted to practice in Texas. After graduating from the University of Cologne with her First State Law Exam in 2016, she pursued a dual legal education and completed an LL.M. degree in American Legal Studies at St. Mary’s University School of Law (Texas) in December 2017.
She successfully passed the Texas Bar Exam in February 2018 and became licensed in Texas. Working as a graduate research assistant at St. Mary’s, she co-authored an article published in the New Mexico Law Review. In 2019, she also passed the New York Uniform Bar Exam as well as the California Bar Exam.
She returned to Germany in March 2019 and joined Squire Patton Boggs in Böblingen as a First-Year U.S. Associate focusing her work on global product liability and U.S. class action disputes. In addition, she commenced her Referendariat last year to complete her German legal studies before transferring to Squire’s San Francisco office.

Moderation:

Ute Strack has been working at the U.S. Embassy & U.S. Consulates in Bonn, Leipzig, and Berlin. Starting her professional life as a librarian, she has been an EducationUSA Adviser for 15+ years. She works closely with the 9 EducationUSA advising centers at German Bi-National Institutes. Before working for the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Ute graduated from a university of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart, and spent one year as a Fulbright student in the United States. 


Part 2: Writing a motivation letter & CV for law school.

Would you like to learn how to write a good letter of motivation and CV for an LL.M. application? U.S. Law School admissions expert Sarah Gonzales will guide you through the process.

Our speaker:

Sarah Gonzales is Director of Graduate Programs at the Williams S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. At UNLV she is in charge of outreach and admissions for non-JD programs including the LLM in Gaming Law and Regulation. In addition to her work in higher education, Gonzales serves the NAFSA: Association for International Educators on their Trainer Corp team teaching Intercultural Communication in Practice, Admissions and Placement of International Students, and Assessment and Evaluation for International Educators. She has also taught Cross Cultural Negotiation and Conflict Management at Pepperdine Law for five years prior to joining UNLV, and is Coordinator of the Research Network for Families in Global Transition, a cross-cultural education and training organization for expats.

Moderation:

Ute Strack has been working at the U.S. Embassy & U.S. Consulates in Bonn, Leipzig, and Berlin. Starting her professional life as a librarian, she has been an EducationUSA Adviser for 15+ years. She works closely with the 9 EducationUSA advising centers at German Bi-National Institutes. Before working for the U.S. Embassy in Bonn, Ute graduated from a university of Applied Sciences in Stuttgart, and spent one year as a Fulbright student in the United States.