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International Law

For students considering a law degree, the international studies major can open up a range of job opportunities in areas that touch on international law. While many positions in this sector require a law degree, a background in international studies can open opportunities for intersecting with legal issues in a variety of ways, including through employment in government, civil society, and international organizations. Private law firms and corporations will in some cases hire undergraduate and graduate students to work as paralegals, an experience that can serve as a helpful introduction to legal practice. Below are several organizations that may be of assistance in thinking about how to pursue a career related to international law:

American Society of International Law

International Law Students Association