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What do lawyers that specialize in International Law do?

I'm interested in specializing in International Law but I don't really know what they actually do, I tried looking it up but it doesn't say anything specific.
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Demetrios’s Answer

Hi. Like Michelle said, international law is a super broad topic. It can span from international corporate transactions to human rights law and everything in between. Lawyers in this field can work for a private law firm, an NGO, a government agency, a multilateral organization, or a corporation. It's super interesting and really can be molded and shaped according to your own interests.
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Michelle’s Answer

Great question! The reason you can't find the answer to this question is because there isn't one. International law is a HUGE field with lots of opportunities both in the public and private sector.


International lawyers are lawyers that generally have international experience, are proficient in multiple languages, and tend to travel quite a bit for work.


Public international lawyers can be found working for the State Department, Capitol Hill, pro-bono law firms, or even human rights organizations. These are only some opportunities for international lawyers hoping to work in the public sector.


Private international lawyers generally work for firms or for corporations as in-house counsel. These lawyers can work in litigation, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, among many other fields.


The short answer is that international lawyers are just lawyers that specialize in the international realm. Most law school programs categorize "international lawyers" as human rights lawyers or those that work for international criminal tribunals like the Hague, but international law is quite broad.


Hope that helped :)

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