Preparation of Documentation
The successful LL.M. job applicant must prepare a variety of written materials, including a resume (you may need more than one resume depending on the type of employer), cover letters, transcripts (J.D./undergraduate or first law degree and LL.M.), a list of references and a writing sample. Some employers, such as some international organizations, might require a personal statement or statement of interest, and you may also be asked to provide a certificate of good standing from a state bar.
One of the many differences between J.D. and LL.M. recruiting is that you should never again do a mass mailing: all of your correspondence with potential employers should be targeted to a specific firm, person, position, or job announcement. During the Fall semester, devote time, energy and effort to developing a list of potential employers that meet your personal goals and specifications.