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These experiential opportunities can prove to be a useful tool for students seeking ways to learn more about international and comparative law outside of traditional classroom study and clinical courses.

Leveraging our proximity to New York or Washington, D.C., students have observed and participated meaningfully in lawyering at government agencies and non-profits. Examples of ad hoc externship placements have included:

  • Amnesty International, Research Division
  • Department of Justice, Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section
  • Human Rights First
  • Human Rights Watch
  • International Finance Corporation
  • Open Society
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • U.S. Department of State, Office of Global Criminal Justice
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • United Nations, UN Women 
  • U.S. Department of State, Office of Legal Advisor
  • U.S. Mission to the United Nations
  • World Bank

Credit-bearing externships are intended to offer students in-depth study in substantive areas, to supplement experiential study provided in clinical courses, and to explore experiential study of subjects or activities not currently offered experientially in the curriculum. 

For questions on international externships, contact Rachel Mayover, Administrative Director for Curricular Affairs.


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