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What's covered in this session

  • Choosing a specialization

  • Shortlisting universities

  • Pros and Cons of attending Pepperdine 

  • Activities that contribute to your profile

  • Should you get work experience before applying?

  • Role of publications in your application

  • Employment opportunities

  • Jobs after an LLM in international arbitration

  • California is rich in opportunities

  • Challenges in securing employment

  • Improving job prospects during the academic year

  • Networking is key for a career in arbitration

  • Focus on the bar exam for a career in the US

  • Financial risk for an LLM in the US

  • Tax and IP LLMs are coveted in the US

  • Working in the US and Australia

  • Law firms for international arbitration

  • Should you get an LLM from Australia?

  • Process of qualifying in the US and Australia

  • Work culture in India, Australia and the US

  • Working hours in US and Australia

  • Challenges in arbitration in the US and Australia

  • Do law firms help students get a work permit?

  • Training contracts and vacation schemes

Kabir works with the Litigation and Regulatory team at DLA Piper's Perth office. His area of focus is international commercial arbitration, and he has particular experience working on a diverse range of disputes in the natural resources, construction and technology sectors.

Kabir spent one year working with the litigation practice group at DLA Piper in San Francisco before relocating to Perth in early 2018. Kabir is also an ICC Young Arbitrator's Forum Representative for the South Asian region (Australia).

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Kabir was an Associate at Desai and Diwanji in Mumbai, after which he obtained an LLM in international commercial arbitration from Pepperdine University School of Law.