The Center for International Law provides some career information in the areas of international and comparative law. (See the links below.) Given its limited resources, the Center (whose focus is largely academic) does not provide full-service career counseling. Instead, students should visit the homepage of the Office of Career Planning, which provides many more services, including resume workshops, interview strategies, interview scheduling, and much wider information on clerkships, internships, and other career opportunities.
- Career and International Law Events
- General Resources on International Law
- Careers Abroad and Study Abroad
- Internships and Job Opportunities (Watch for early deadlines!)
- Opportunities in the U.S. Congress
- Career Books (including the Alumni Profile)
- Advice from Alumni And Practitioners
Career and International Law Events
International Law Weekend
“Global Problems, Legal Solutions: Challenges for Contemporary International Lawyers”
November 5–7, 2015, New York City Bar Association and Fordham Law School
2015-16 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
General and Elimination Rounds
March 18–March 24, 2016, Vienna, Austria
For more information on the NYLS Vis team, click here.
2016 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
International Rounds and World Championship Round
March 27–April 2, 2016, Washington DC
For more information on the NYLS Jessup team, click here.
American Society of International Law, 110th Annual Meeting
Charting New Frontiers in International Law
March 30–April 2, 2016, Washington DC
General Resources on International Law
International Law Institute (Links to international law resources, including public international law, private international law, general international resources, US legal resources, electronic commerce, law and economics, and several reference tools.)
Careers Abroad and Study Abroad
American Bar Association Study Abroad Program Homepage
Contains a complete listing of ABA-approved summer abroad programs for law students.
Council on International Educational Exchange
Information on study abroad and travel abroad.
Institute of International Education
Links to the Fulbright program and other international education programs.
The Atlantic Council of the United States
Employment and Internships
Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs Jobs and Internships
Human Rights Watch
Fellowships in International Human Rights for Law Students
United Nations Internships
Deadline: Send application no later than six months before the date you would like to begin work.
United Nations System of Organizations (contains links to every UN agency)
Opportunities in the U.S. Congress
United States House of Representatives
United States Senate Job Openings
Roll Call (includes the classifieds for positions in the US Congress and Washington, DC)
The Hill (includes the classifieds for positions in the US Congress and Washington, DC.
Careers in Admiralty and Maritime Law by the American Bar Association, Law Student Division, 1993 edition.
Careers In International Law by the American Bar Association, Section of International Law and Practice, 1993 edition.
Federal Law-Related Careers Directory by the Federal Reports Inc., 1994 edition.
Internships and Careers in International Affairs by James P. Muldoon Jr., 1994 edition.
Internships and Careers In International Law: A Guide for Graduate and Law Students by the American Society for International Law, 1996 edition. (also available in the NYLS Law Library 1st Floor Reference Area JX1291 .I58 1996 Ref)
International Law Career Guide: A Guide to Career Paths and Internships in International Law by American Society of International Law, 1997 edition.
International Jobs: Where They Are & How to Get Them by Eric Kocher, 4th edition.
International Opportunities Resources Guide by National Association for Law Placement, 1999 edition.
Now Hiring: Government Jobs for Lawyers by American Bar Association Law Student Division, 1997-1998 edition.
Public Interest Job Search Guide: Harvard Law School’s Handbook & Directory for Law Students and Lawyers Seeking Public Service Work by Stacy M. DeBroff, 1998-1999 edition.
Public Service in International Law: A Guide to Professional Opportunities in the United States and Abroad by Yale Law School, 1998 edition.
Study Abroad/Etudes a l’etranger/Estudios en el extranjero by UNESCO, 1998-1999 edition.
Working Abroad by Godfrey Golzen & Margaret Stewart, 1981 edition.
International Career Employment Weekly (published once every two weeks)
The National and Federal Legal Employment Report (published every month).