The International & Comparative Law Program has created new online tools to help its students find and secure internships, externships, and jobs--and in the process dispel the myth that there aren't any.
Career Pathways in International Law, an online guide from Professor Janet Lord, introduces students to government agencies, interest groups, non-profits and development businesses which need the expertise of international lawyers.
A clearinghouse of international law jobs, also launched this semester, complements Career Pathways by collecting advertised positions and internship/externship opportunities into a single, searchable database. Leads from faculty will be added in the future.
The International and Comparative Law Program has also expanded its range of internships and externships abroad, with new opportunities becoming available at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights plus other national human rights institutions, including those in Kenya, Mexico, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Trinidad and Tobago, and Austria. The program will be holding an information session about these and other new opportunities on February 7th.
According to program director Professor Peter Danchin, "This is a terrific new resource that will greatly assist our students in identifying careers and employment opportunities in the international field at a time of great change and uncertainty in legal practice."
The new resources were developed under the direction of Lord, a senior partner at BlueLaw International LLP, a veteran-owned international law and development firm, and Emanwel Turnbull, UM Carey Law's first International and Comparative Law Fellow.
Lord plans to continue meeting with students on an individual basis throughout the semester to help them identify their interests and employment opportunities. All interested students should contact Professor Lord.