International Law in the public interest 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 public interest international law: human rights, women's rights, trade, labor, environmental protection, project finance, and development. 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 (read on for more information on International Law in the private sector).
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.
- American Society of International Law
- PSJD (formerly PSLawNet) International Resources
- International Law Students Association
- ABA International Law Internships
- Georgetown Human Rights Institute
- Pathways to Employment in Public Interest International Law Georgetown Fall 2009 webcast
- How to: International Internships Georgetown Fall 2011 webcast
Print Resources (Available in OCS Library)
- Careers in International Law (ASIL)
- International Public Interest Law: A Guide to Opportunities in the United States and Abroad (Harvard and Yale Law Schools)