International Law can involve almost all practice areas, and therefore no single practice area can be called "International Law." For example, all of the following fields can and do overlap with international law: human rights, trade, environmental, securities, tax, litigation, arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property and project finance. International law is an extremely broad area, and can be practiced both in the United States and abroad, in both the public and private sectors.

For students interested in international law, field experience is critical. Though international hiring is decentralized and ad hoc, Georgetown Law offers opportunities for students to intern abroad through our International Internship Program. Each year, approximately 75 Georgetown students intern abroad with over 60 different organizations - law firms, government bodies, non-governmental organizations and corporate in-house legal departments located in over 35 countries covering six continents.

Web Resources
Print Resources (Available in OCS Library)
  • Careers in International Law (ASIL)
  • Guide to Foreign Law Firms (ABA)
  • International Public Interest Law: A Guide to Opportunities in the United States and Abroad (Harvard and Yale Law Schools)