Top Tips: International Law Careers
If law is your field, but you're committed to having an international career, Public International Law could be a good focus area for you.
- So, what is PIL? Broadly, it is a distinct legal regime, the rules of which are derived from international treaties, customary law and general principles of international law.
- Understanding PIL can open many doors: Governments, NGOs, IGOs, multinational corporations, international criminal courts and multinational law firms all have a need for international lawyers.
- The right school can make all the difference: If possible, you will want to study at a prestigious school which also offers international activities and course work.
- Keep building your International IQ: As with any other international career, you should put time and effort towards developing your international and cross-cultural understanding in as many ways as possible. Reading, traveling, volunteering and developing cross-cultural friendships can all function to build your skills and increase your chances of career success.
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