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International Job Search

 

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International Law is always of popular interest among students, which is not surprising as it offers some of the most exciting and fulfilling opportunities in law. However it covers a very wide range of practices - from working in a domestic law firm with international clients to doing human rights work in Africa. The International Opportunities Primer provides a broad overview designed to help you understand the major areas of international practice, as well as ideas about how to prepare to for careers in the respective practice areas. It is divided into Public International Law and Private International Law as well as Links to Research Resources, which include numerous websites and a listing of materials available in the Career Planning and Professionalism library. CP&P cannot give you a defined list of all international employers - the universe of international opportunities is simply too big and varied. However, the links to resources will get you started. After some research, you will begin to focus your search based on your interests and skills. It through this process of exploration that you will discover what you are really interested in and which opportunities best match your skills and talents.

 

A Note on International Law

This practice area is always of popular interest among students, which is not surprising as it offers some of the most exciting and fulfilling opportunities in law. However it covers a very wide range of practices - from working in a domestic law firm with international clients to doing human rights work in Africa. Therefore, you should really get to know what it is you mean when you say you are interested in International Law.

Take the time to review the resources available on this web site before you talk to professors and employers. You will be taken much more seriously by a professor if you have already done some homework and can ask specific questions related to that professor’s area of expertise. Similarly, a employer is not likely to consider you as a viable candidate if you do not appear informed about that employer’s international practice.

Career Planning and Professionalism cannot give you a defined list of all international employers - the universe of international opportunities is simply too big and varied. Instead, after some research, you will frame your search based on your interests and skills. It through this process of exploration that you will discover what you are really interested in.

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