Entering the Profession of International Public Interest Law

The world of international public interest law is vast and the settings and practices are diverse. The decision to embark on an international career comes from a variety of experiences, including prior work, undergraduate or post-graduate education, foreign exchange programs, knowledge of a foreign language or culture, an international law course, membership in an international organization, international research, writing for an international journal, clinical placements, summer internships and/or volunteer work for an international organization. 

Like any job search, there are two components: a personal assessment and a survey of the field. If you do not have a clear idea of where you want to work and what you want to do, you are not alone. Take advantage of the time and resources in law school to explore. Ask a lot of questions of others and of yourself.

Last modified: October 31, 2014

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