Cheryl Nyberg, editor.
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by Leslie Street, Law Librarianship Intern
Recently, the Gallagher Law Library acquired two new books to assist students who are seeking information on careers in international law.
Within these sections, practitioners describe how they built international careers. These individual narratives are designed to give readers a sense of individual experiences and lessons learned, rather than to provide a step-by-step, how-to guide in planning an international law career. However, two appendices provide law students with more information on study abroad opportunities and Internet resources.
The second title is published by the American Society of International Law (ASIL): Careers in International Law: A Guide to Career Paths in International Law. K115.C47 2007 at Reference Area. It offers students more substantive information on internships, including descriptions of organizations and internship positions. Additionally, the book also covers fellowships and pro bono opportunities to work in international law. Some chapters are organized by practice settings (Intergovernmental Organizations, Firms, etc.) and practice areas. Each chapter essentially offers an introduction into that type of practice and profiles attorneys working in those practice settings and areas. A section on networking tips is also provided.
While both guides are useful, they have differing focuses and strengths. ASIL’s career guide provides more substantive information on where to go for opportunities to get one’s foot in the door. In contrast, the ABA’s guide offers more content devoted to individual practitioners and their career paths.
Students interested in pursuing an international career should also consult the Gallagher guide on Careers in International Law.
Born “in 1951 out of the chaos and displacement of Western Europe following the Second World War,” the International Organization for Migration “is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society.”
Its website features information on:
In the law section, the International Migration Law Database contains national, regional, and international instruments. Categories include asylum, border management, children and minors, deportation, family reunion, identity documents, migrant workers, minorities, slavery and forced labor, statelessness, tourists, and other topics.
Recent and noteworthy documents include:
Suggested by Judy Davis.