The notion that there are no job opportunities in international law is as much a fallacy as the now discredited idea that international law is not really law. Lawyers ignore international law at their peril, for it permeates every conceivable area of legal practice, and offers diverse and interesting career pathways for the law school graduate.
Opportunities in international law are not limited to inter-governmental organizations and high-powered multi-national law firms serving multi-national companies: opportunities can be found in many government departments and agencies, a host of international and domestic non-profit organizations and a range of law firms, practicing in areas from human rights to securities.
This guide will provide information and resources to help aspiring international legal practitioners see the opportunities which exist and find ways to connect with those opportunities.
A database of international law employment opportunities is maintained separately by the International & Comparative Law Program.