International and Advanced Degree Advising and Recruiting Section

The International and Advanced Degree Advising and Recruiting section is for NALP career services members who advise domestic and international LL.M. degree candidates and for NALP legal employer members who hire graduates with LL.M. degrees.  The Section is also for NALP members who advise JD degree candidates and alumni regarding international opportunities and NALP legal employer members who are involved in JD international recruiting and the evaluation of international experience for both international and domestic positions.

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2021-21 Section Chair: Shujun Tian, Georgetown University Law Center


July 2021 Board Report (PDF)


Work Groups:

Annual Education Conference / Bulletin+ Article and Webinar Planning
Brainstorm with section members to develop ideas and identify speakers for the 2022 Annual Education Conference and topics for Bulletin+ articles. Assist members through the completion of the RFP processes for both. Consider the production of educational webinars throughout the year. Explore interest in articles about employer background checks and permissible interview questions.

Environmental Scanning
Conduct environmental scanning, including academic start dates, counseling, programming, recruiting and hiring. Share a synopsis and links with the section on NALPconnect and/or through quarterly calls/communications.

Bar Exam Issues
Monitor the various 2021 Bar Exams, how they are being administered and the impact on international students. Communicate those updates, with any other licensure related issues, to section members.

Legislative Monitoring
Monitor federal legislation affecting immigration including any new visa rules and their impact on Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and other restrictions on gaining practical experience.

LL.M./Legal Masters Collaboration
Collaborate with Legal Masters Interest Group on topics affecting both the section and the interest group.

Member Relations
Reach out to new members on a regular basis to welcome them to the section. Educate new and continuing members about ways to get involved. Consider contacting members from other sections and groups to encourage them to join.

Knowledge Management and Resource Implementation
Identify top resources relevant to the section and collaborate with the KM/RI Advisory Group to explore location options for the compilation to provide easy access. Ensure NALPconnect is used for section communications. Consider updating the LL.M. Advising 101 materials previously used.




2020-21 Section Chair: Rebecca Moor, Boston University School of Law

April 2021 Board Report (PDF)
February 2021 Board Report (PDF)
November 2020 Board Report (PDF)
July 2020 Board Report (PDF)


Work Groups:

Annual Education Conference /Bulletin Article and Webinar Planning
Brainstorm with Section membership to develop ideas and identify speakers for the 2021 Annual Education Conference and topics for Bulletin articles. Assist members through the completion of the RFP processes for both. Consider the production of educational webinars throughout the year. Explore interest in articles about employer background checks and permissible interview questions as well as an update to the prior LLM Advising 101 materials.

Bar Exam Issues
Carefully monitor and communicate to Section announcements from various states regarding licensure related issues for international students and delays or other hurdles that may have a disparate impact on international students. Monitor the various 2020 Bar Exam extensions and other changes to Bar admissions due to the pandemic and what the impact might be on the international student population.

Legislative Monitoring
Monitor federal legislation and regulation affecting immigration including DACA and relevant student and lawyer visas including H1B and F1.

NALP Website LLM Advisor Manual
Review and update current manual.

LLM/Legal Masters Collaboration
Collaborate with Legal Masters Interest Group on overlapping issues facing these groups.

Member Relations
Reach out to new and/or continuing members on a periodic basis to welcome them to the section and educate them about ways to get involved. Consider reaching out to additional members encouraging them to join the section.

Knowledge Management
Collaborate with the KM Advisory Group in helping to identify, review, and classify NALP information relevant to those working with international and advanced degree advising and recruiting to assist in more effective data searches.



2018-19 Section Chair: Sarah Hall Gruzas, USC Gould School of Law, shall@law.usc.edu

April 2020 Board Report (PDF)
February 2020 Board Report (PDF)
November 2019 Board Report (PDF)
July 2019 Board Report (PDF)

Work Groups:

Strategic Planning
Collect feedback and prepare a memorandum to the Board of Directors highlighting strategic goals for the Section and its subject matter and/or area of interest.

Annual Education Conference /Bulletin Article and Webinar Planning
Brainstorm with Section membership to develop ideas and identify speakers for the 2020 Annual Education Conference and topics for Bulletin articles. Assist members through the completion of the RFP processes for both. Consider the production of educational webinars throughout the year. Explore interest in articles about employer background checks and permissible interview questions as well as an update to the prior LLM Advising 101 materials.

Bar Exam Issues
Carefully monitor and communicate to Section announcements from various states regarding licensure related issues for international students.

Legislative Monitoring
Monitor federal legislation and regulation affecting immigration including DACA and relevant student and lawyer visas including H1B and F1.

NALP Website LLM Advisor Manual
Review and update current manual.



2018-19 Section Chair: Sarah Hall, USC Gould School of Law, shall@law.usc.edu

April 2019 Board Report (PDF)
February 2019 Board Report (PDF)
July 2018 Board Report (PDF)
November 2018 Board Report (PDF)


Work Groups:

Annual Education Conference /Bulletin Article and Webinar Planning
Brainstorm with Section membership to develop ideas and identify speakers for the 2019 Annual Education Conference and topics for Bulletin articles. Assist members through the completion of the RFP processes for both. Consider the production of educational webinars throughout the year. Explore interest in articles about employer background checks and permissible interview questions as well as an update to the prior LLM Advising 101 materials.

Bar Exam Issues
Carefully monitor and communicate to Section announcements from various states regarding licensure related issues for international students.

Legislative Monitoring
Monitor federal legislation and regulation affecting immigration including DACA and relevant student and lawyer visas including H1B and F1.



2017-18 Section Chair: Caroline Springer, Georgetown University Law Center, cts26@law.georgetown.edu

April 2018 Board Report (PDF)
February 2018 Board Report (PDF)
November 2017 Board Report (PDF)
July 2017 Board Report (PDF)


Work Groups:

Annual Education Conference/Bulletin Article Planning
Brainstorm with Section membership to develop ideas and identify speakers for the 2017 Annual Education Conference and topics for NALP Bulletin articles. Assist members through the completion of the RFP processes for both. Explore interest in articles about employer background checks and permissible interview questions as well as an update to the prior LLM Advising 101 materials.

Bar Exam Issues
Carefully monitor and communicate to Section announcements from the New York Board of Bar Examiners and other states regarding licensure related issues for international students.


2016-17 Section Chair: Caroline Springer, Georgetown University Law Center, cts26@law.georgetown.edu

April 2017 Board Report (PDF)
February 2017 Board Report (PDF)
November 2016 Board Report (PDF)
July 2016 Board Report (PDF)


2015-16 Section Chair: Sara Marshall, Boston University School of Law

April 2016 Board Report (PDF)
February 2016 Board Report (PDF)
November 2015 Board Report (PDF)
July 2015 Board Report (PDF)


2014-15 Section Chair: Clara Solomon, New York University School of Law

April 2015 Board Report (PDF)

February 2015 Board Report (PDF)

November 2014 Board Report (PDF)

July 2014 Board Report (PDF)


2013-14 Section Chair: Clara Solomon, New York University School of Law


2012-2013 Section Chair: Kandice Thorn, Fordham University Law School


2011-2012 Section Chair: Tibby Fogarty Cail, Boston University School of Law


2010-2011 Section Chair: Clara Solomon, NYU School of Law


2009-2010 Section Chair: Elise Kraemer, University of Pennsylvania Law School


2008-09 Section Chair: Elise Kraemer, University of Pennsylvania Law School

2007-08 Section Chair: Jessica Richman, The George Washington University Law School

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