Career Opportunities in International Law

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........................For use with
...............Fundamental Perspectives
..................on International Law

............(6th ed. Wadsworth, 2010).

 

..All rights reserved. William R. Slomanson
........................1998-2013

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.....................................................................Last rev: 01/06/14

CONTENTS:
Print Handbooks/Articles
Internet Resources
Volunteer Work
Scholarships/Internships
Research and Training
Law Study Programs
Essays
Global Regulation of Lawyers
Finding Foreign Lawyers
Bibliography

.Print Handbooks/Articles

Books--
Munneke & Wayne, Legal Career Guide (5th ed. A.B.A. Publishing, 2013)
Munneke, Ltenshee & Wayne, Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers
(5th ed. A.B.A. Publishing, 2013)
Furi-Perry, Fifty Unique Legal Paths: How to Find the Right Job (A.B.A. Publishing, 2013)
C. Waters & A. Smit (ed.), Guide to International Law Careers (London: Brit. Inst. Int'l & Comp. Law, 2009)
R. Brand & D. Rist (ed.), The Export of Legal Education: Its Promise and Impact in Transition Countries
........(Surrey, Eng: Ashgate, 2009)
S. Swartz (ed.), Careers in International Law (3d ed. Chicago: Amer. Bar Ass'n, 2008).
..........The seventeen chapters on various features of career planning are written by experts in their respective fields. It includes regional
......perspectives in a manner that demystifies the question "How do I get from here to there." Its authors cover public and private career
.....options,.providing practice specific tips in areas such as arbitration, criminal law, and trade. It includes two useful appendixes on Studying
.....Abroad and an extensive array of internet resoruces.
U.N., United Nations Handbook 2008-2009: An Annual Guide for Those Working with And within the
.....United Nations (New York, NY: U.N. Publications Office, 2010)
Careers in International Law: A Guide to Career Paths and Internships in International Law (ASIL, Wash.,
.....
DC: 2009--2010 ed.).
..........Nineteen area-specific chapters including Careers in International Law, International Practice in a Large Law Firm, and Practicing
.....International Criminal Law. Per the webpage descrition at <http://www.asil.org/resources/careers.html>: "seasoned practitioners share
.....their.experiences and offer advice concerning career paths in public and private international law fields, in areas such as criminal, human
.....rights,.international trade, the environment, family, finance and banking, international development, dispute resolution, and legal
.....information. Detailed information and descriptions of internships are provided, as are procedures for applying."
S. Park & S. Feathers, Public Service and International Law: A Guide to Professional Opportunities in the .....United States and Abroad (3d ed. New Haven,Conn.: Yale Law School, 1998).
..........Chapters describe employment opportunities at the UN, intergovernmental organizations, the US government, and nonprofit
.....organizations, fellowships and grants. Suggested employment and job search strategies are provided for each type of agency or
.....organization, as well as contact information.
J. Drolshammer & M. Pfeifer (ed.), The Internationalization of the Practice of Law (The Hague: Kluwer Law Int'l, 2001).
..........This is a collection of twenty-three individually authored articles on an almost equal number of topics related to the globalization of the
.....legal field. There is a mild concentration on issues affecting US lawyers. The topics range from education of such a lawyer to practice
.....matters.in a variety of contexts including arbitration, corporate law, and coomon practices as applied in several distinct geopgraphical
.....areas.
R. Krannich & C. Krannich, Jobs for People Who Love to Travel: Opportunities atHome.and Abroad(Manassas
.........Park, VA: Impact Publications, 1999).
...............Resource for job descriptions, including the identities of employers, including names, addresses, and phone numbers--plus some
..........career-related web sites.
E. Kocher & N. Segal, International Jobs: Where They Are [and] How to Get Them (6th ed. Reading, MA: Perseus
.....Books, 2003).
..........This sourcebook contains information about US federal agencies, the UN, various international organizations, banks, lawfirms, and
.....educational offerings. Part I is International Career Planning and Job Strategy, including a chapter on "Making Your Academic Studies
.....Work for You." Part II is The International Job Market, with detailed information on the who and where of international job hunting. The
.....names and addresses of the relevant staff members and job descriptions/qualifications are provided for the listed jobs.
M. Staunton (ed.), Careers in International Law: A Guide to Paths and Internships in International Law
.....(2003-2004 ed.: ASIL & Hein).
..........Part I contains numerous individually-authored chapters on career guidance approaches, including strategies for job interviews and
.....education. Part II is an extentive listing of internship opportunities with international organizations, law firms, etc.
Careers in International Law: A Guide to Career Paths i n.International Law
.....(4th ed. Wash., D.C.: Amer. Soc. Int'l Law, 2003) [latest edition = 2013-2014]
.....Prior works/editions from which this resource was derived:
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The 1997 International Law Career Guide: a Guide to Career Paths and Internships in International Law (Wash., D.C.: Amer. Soc.
.....Int'l.Law, 1997).
...........Internships and Careers in International Law: A Guide for Graduate and Law School Students (Wash., D.C.: Amer. Soc. Int'l Law,
.....1997).
............J. Green, D. Hodge & R. Kemp (ed.), Guide to Education and Career Development in International Law (Wash., DC: Int'l Law
.....Students Ass'n/Amer. Soc. Int'l Law, 1991). The Introduction covers four areas for career development: obtaining information,
.....education
, experience, and colleague/client development. Five essays follow, covering legal practice opportunities overseas. The next
.....section surveys the major international law firms in ten countries. The several directories include summer and semester programs abroad
.....and information about advanced degree programs.
International Opportunities Resource Guide(Wash., DC: National Association for Law Placement, 1999).
M. Territo (ed.), Career Choices for the 90's: For Students of Political Scienceand.Government(New York:
.....Walker and Company, 1990) [latest ed.]
..........This publication provides suggestions on pursuing careers in various fields: broadcasting, government, human services, law (p.58),
.....publishing
, politics, public relations, and sales. Brief introductory essays cover the particular field's Job Outlook, Geographic Job Index,
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Major Employers, and How to Break into the Field.
J. Muldoon (ed.), Internships and Careers in International Affairs (4th ed. New York: UN Ass'n, 1994).
..........This pamphlet contains detailed information on internships and organizations available to students in the US and abroad. It provides
.....suggestions on how to apply for positions with governmental and nongovernmental organizations (UN, US government agencies, etc.).
.....Part I.lists available internships. Part II provides information on placement services. The information is generally oriented toward the
.....pursuit of..nonlegal careers.
J. Williams (ed.), Career Preparation and Opportunities in International Law (2nd ed. Wash., DC: Amer. Bar
..... Ass'n/Int'l Law Inst., 1984).
..........The above Careers in International Law publication (by Janis) is actually a new version of this earlier work. The Williams version
.....contains more detailed information about the subject covered. Part I consists of several essays on international studies and career
.....preparation/opportunities. Part II contains five entries on practice with the federal government. Part III contains seven essays on
.....private and corporate practice. Part IV covers nonprofit practice.
R. Krannich, International Jobs Directory (Manassas Park, VA, Impact Publications:1999).
Harry Thie, Interagency and International Assingments and Officer CareerManagement (Santa Monica, CA: Rand
.....Corp, 1999).
Directory of Foreign Firms Operating in the United States (15th ed. New York: Uniworld Business Publications, 2010). For further detail, click here.
Directory of American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries (20th ed. New York: Uniworld Business Publications, 2009) [three volumes].For further detail, click here.

Articles and book excerpts
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L. Harmon & E. Kaufman, Innocents Abroad: Reflections on Summer Abroad Law Programs, 30 Thimas Jefferson L.
.....Rev. 69 (2008).
..........Musings about travel in various countries by law professors who run programs for law students.
R. Hu, A Guide to Resources on Careers in Foreign and International Law, 93.Law Library Journal 479 (2001).
..........Annotated collection of print and electronic resources prepared by Texas Tech librarian. Divided into four sections: practive
.....perspectives; organizations; International Law study; and Job-Finding Sources and Tools.

Advice on choosing the ….appropriate study program for various professional and personal needs.
M. Wojcik, Practical Career Advice for Young International Lawyers: How to Build a Killer Resume,
.....Network
Effectively, Create Your Own Opportunities, and Live Happily Ever After
, 5 I.L.S.A. Journal of
.....International and Comparative Law 455-66 (1999).
..........Law professor's description of own successful career path, with practical advice to aspiring students who wish to become international
.....practitioners. Examples include resume writing, join a student group, inviting prospective employers to speak on-campus, networking
.....opportunities, teaching to foreign lawyers, and publication.
J. Maxeiner & R. James, International Legal Careers: Path and Directions, 25 Syracuse Journal of International Law and
.....Commerce 21-44 (1998).
..........Assessment of literature on career paths. It asserts that there is no acknowledged path to launching such a career, the value of
.....international credentials, and early educational/employment decisions.
New Approaches to Research, Education and Training in the Field of International Law and Its Wider
.....Application,Plenary Meeting, Proceedings of the United Nations Congress on Public International Law, New York, 13-17 March
.....1995, 291-379 (New York & The Hague: UN & Kluwer Law Int'l, 1996).
W. McElwain, Launching Your Career in International Law, 24 Student Lawyer 24-28 (Jan. 1996).
...........Law school associate director of international programs presents four themes: (1) the number of legal careers which are international
.....in scope, with many avenues leading to them; (2) types of practice, including a private law firm, multinational company, government
.....agency, and nonprofit organizations; (3) search strategies and (4) commencing one's search via internships.
Patricia Mulryan, Careers for Women in International Law, 13 Whittier Law Review.193 (1992).
Barbara McGlamery, The Search for an International Law Career: A Work in Progress, 13 Whittier Law Review 201
.....(1992).
International Law as a Career, Postscript to A. D'Amato, International Law: Process and Prospect 358 (Irvington, NY:
.....Transnat'l, 1995).
David Kennedy, International Legal Education, 26 Harv. Int'l L.J. 361 (1985).
J. Goldsmith, J. Komlos & P. Gold, The Chicago Guide to Your Academic Career: A Portable Mentor for
.....Scholars from Graduate School through Tenure (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2001).

.Internet Resources international educational opportunities

Some of the listed sites have job announcements, career opportunities, or extended study information on the website. You may have to scroll through the contents to find the desired information:

American Bar Association:
......International Section: ABA Career Counsel: Students / Lawyers
......Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar: Foreign Study
American Society of Int'l Law: Employment Opportunities at ASIL.
......Academic Bulletin (Study Abroad, Clinical, Co-curricular, and/or Internship Programs)
......Career Development Resources
Amnesty International: Job Opportuinities
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (Harvard Kennedy School)
Careers in International Law website (Lyo Louis-Jacques, Univ. Chicago Law)
Courts: International Court of Justice: Employment Opportunities
..............................................................Internships
.................ICTR Employment Opportunties (for Rwandan tribunal: click on "About the Tribunal")
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............... ICTY Employment Opportunties (for Yugoslavian tribunal: click on "Job Opportunities")
Dissertation Support Awarded (Academic Council on the United Nations System)
Foreign Service Career Navigator (US Dep't of State)
Fulbright Scholar Program
International Job Search (Stetson University's numerous Internet websites: 2009)
International Law Students Association
Human Rights Watch
National Jurist: Guide to Studying Abroad (see left-frame index)
.............................Ultimate Guide to LL.M. Programs (see left-frame index)
Options Abroad (locating and applying)
Practicing in other countries:
.....Canada (upper), Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore & contact info elsewhere
.....(UK--The Law.Society) / England and Wales
Researching Careers in International Law (University of Minnesota: 2007)
Researching Careers in International Law: Resources in Print and Electronic Format
Study Abroad: formal programs / ad hoc programs / LLM programs (Legal Study Abroad HQ)
UN Career Opportunities
U
S Department of State
Worldwide Business Directories (by region, country, state)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


.Volunteer Work

M. Shapiro, et al., Directory of Pro Bono Opportunities in International Law (2nd
....ed. Wash., DC: Dist. Columbia Bar Ass'n, 1998).
..........This pamphlet contains information about the fifty organizations and institutions in the Washington,
.....
D.C. area in need of volunteer legal services. This is the first directory of its kind. While designed to
.....promote "legal" assistance to these international agencies, nothing in the program inhibits law
.....students or undergraduates from volunteering their assistance. The booklet is arranged by subject
.....area: arms control, business and trade, environment, human rights, immigration, rule of law, and
.....miscellaneous.
United Nations, General Information on United Nations Employment
.....Opportunities and.Internship Programme (New York: UN, 199_) (periodic revisions).
...........This is the UN handout that is available at the UN Plaza's employment office. It summarizes
.....employment opportunities and offers information regarding the appropriate UN contact personnel. It
.....also describes the UN's Headquarters Internship Programme for graduate students. Given the state
.....of the UN budget, interns must obtain funding from their host countries or institutions.

.Scholarships/Internships

Fulbright Scholarship and Award Information: click here.
G. Mattox, Fellowships in International Affairs: A Guide to Opportunities in the
.....United.States and Abroad (Boulder, CO: Lynne Reinner, 1994).
..........This book identifies available grants, which is one facet of career development in international
.....affairs. The publication identifies minimum qualifications, and lists conditions of various offerings for
.....both the traditional and lesser-known grant opportunities. The entries are derived from various
.....directories, computerized databases, academic journals, newsletters, and direct contacts with
.....verified grant-making organizations.
D. Cassidy, The Scholarship Book 2000 (Old Tappan, NJ: Simon & Shuster, 1999).
D. Cassidy, The International Scholarship Directory: The Complete Guide to
.....Financial Aid.for Study Abroad (3rd ed. Old Tappan, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1993).
..........This is a funding sourcebook for students wishing to study abroad, containing the relevant detail
.....for most countries of the world. It contains information about study stipends and internships, for
.....candidates from high school to postdoctoral studies. Over eighty percent of the grant applications to
.....the 23,000 foundations in the US are either misdirected or filled out improperly. This directory thus
.....provides the details for expeditious access to private sector funding.
Fellowships for Professionals and Scholars: Information and Applications
.....(Wash., DC: US Inst. for Peace, ____ [published every August].
..........The
US Institute for peace is a nonpartisan federal institution created by Congress. This pamphlet
.....contains information for practitioners, scholars, and students to focus their learning on a variety of
.....issues concerning conflict and peace. The job descriptions are for annual fellowships in Washington,
.....
D.C.
R. Whitman, Internships in Congress (3rd ed. West Hartford, CT: Graduate Group, 1994).
R. Whitman, Internships in Federal Government (7th ed. West Hartford, CT:
.....
Graduate.Group, 1995).
R. Whitman, Internships in State Government (6th ed. West Hartford, CT: Graduate.
.....
Group, 1995).

Research and Training

UN Economic and Social Council (UNESCO), World Directory of Teacher-Training.
.....Institutions (Paris: International Council for Education for Teaching, 1993).
..........A guide to government agencies, profesional associations, colleges and university-level institutions
.....concerned with the initial and further training of teachers and other education specialists around the
.....world. It lists over 5,000 institutions in some 170 countries. 
UNESCO, World Directory of Peace Research and Training Institutions in
.....International.Law (7th ed. Paris: UNESCO, 1991).
..........This directory lists institutions conducting peace research and training in sixty countries. Section I
.....indexes the names or acronyms of the responding institutions. Section II is the bulk of this directory.
.....It lists details about each of the alphabetically listed institutions (previously listed in Section I).
.....Section III is a subject index, alphabetically listing the countries where the institutions associated
.....with that particular subject are found.
UNESCO, World Directory of Teaching and Research Institutions in
.....International Law (2nd rev. ed. Paris: UNESCO, 1990).
..........This directory contains information on diploma courses, entrance formalities, financial assistance,
.....structure
of teaching programs, and continuous educational training facilities. Section I indexes the
.....names and acronyms of the institutions. Section II contains descriptive entries of degrees and
.....courses, international and regional institutions, and national institutions with international
.....components. Section III lists associations and societies of international law. Section IV provides a
.....personal name index of faculty. Section V is an index of international law subject matter emphasized
.....in the listed institutions.
31st Annual Course on International Law Librarianship (Istanbul: 2009).

.Law Study Programs

Web resources:
.Study abroad: click here.

American Institute for Foreign Study Catalogue—Academic Year 1999–2000
.....(Greenwich, CT: AIFS, 1998) (published annually).
R. Whitman, Global Directory of Schools of Law (2nd ed. West Hartford, CT: Graduate
.....Group, 1994/1995).
R. Whitman, Directory of Law School Summer Programs in the United States
.....and Abroad (7th ed. West Hartford, CT: Graduate Group, 1995).
R Whitman, 4th Annual Directory of Graduate Law Programs in the United
.....States (West Hartford, CT: Graduate Group, 1994/1995).
R. Hermann, L. Sutherland & J. Cox (ed.), Directory of Graduate Law Degree
.....Programs (3rd ed. Wash., DC: Federal Reports, Inc., 1992) (US only).
C. Grossman (ed.), Directory of Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers
......(rev. ed. Wash., DC: Ass'n Amer. Law Schools, 1999).
Ultimate Guide to LL.M. Programs (National Jurist Magazine) click here..

.Essays

D. Mak & C. Kennedy, Ambassadorial Backgrounds: Who Are They?, ch. 2, in
.....American Ambassadors in a Troubled World, p.7 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992).
A. D'Amato, International Law as a Career, Postscript to International Law: Process
.....and Prospect, p.358 (Irvington, NY: Transnat'l Pub., 1995).
D. Kennedy, International Legal Education, 26 Harv. Int'l L.J. 361 (1985).
L. Low, P. Norton & D. Drory (ed.), The International Practice of Law, in The
.....International Layer's Deskbook, p.1 (Chicago: Amer. Bar Ass'n, 1996).



Global Regulation of Lawyers

S. Cohen, International Trade in Legal Services: Regulation of Lawyers and
......Firms in Global Practice (Little, Brown--now Aspen Pub., 1996).
L. Low, P. Norton & D. Drory (ed.), The International Lawyers' Deskbook (Wash.,
.....
DC:.ABA Int'l Section, 1996).



Finding Foreign Lawyers

J. Silenat & W. Hannay (ed.), Guide to Foreign Law Firms (5th ed. Chicago: ABA Int'l
.....Section, 2010).
.........An "A to Z" 350-page listing of law firms and lawyers by country---100 jurisdictions. The editors
........ are former chairs of the American Bar Association's Sewction of International Law and Foreign
........ Practice.
R. Christou & J. Gordon (ed.), Finding and Managing Foreign Counsel (London: Longman,
.....1994).
..........A European, Japanese, and US compendium of local practice pointers regarding foreign counsel.
.....It dpes nopt list lawyers, but is a companion volume for Kime's listing of the world's law firms (by
.....country).



Bibliography

R. Hu, A Guide to Resources on Careers in Foreign and International Law, 93
....Law Lib. J. 479-493 (2001).



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