Updated May 18, 2015.
Updated by Leslie Street, Law Librarianship Intern (2008).
This guide identifies print and online sources used to identify and locate attorneys and law firms that practice international law. It also includes references to sources describing careers in international law.
ABA Section of International Law
Features news about upcoming events, programs, services, and publications. Student Headquarters includes Pathways to Employment in International Law and information on summer study abroad and internships.
European Law Students' Association
An international non-profit law student organization with over 30,000 European members. Offers networking opportunities.
International Law Student Association (ILSA)
Publishes the ILSA Quarterly, a magazine for law students interested in international law.
in International Law, 4th ed. ABA Section of International Law and
Includes Internet resources for seeking jobs in international law.
KZ1238.U55 C37 2012 at Classified Stacks
Careers in International Law: A Guide to Career Paths in
International Law, 2013/14 ed. American Society of International Law.
K115.C47 2013 at Classified Stacks
Germain's Transnational Law Research: A Guide for Attorneys.
Section 1.23, "Career Preparation and International Legal Education," lists books, articles, and organizations.
K85.G47 1991 at Reference Office
Serving the Public: A Job
Search Guide (Harvard Law School's Handbook & Directory for Law Students
and Lawyers Seek Public Service Work)
Volume 2 of this annual publication is dedicated to International work. Describes working in IGOs, NGOs, and in foreign government settings. Provides advice and information on required skills, salary ranges, internship and volunteer opportunities. Lists fellowships and grants. Includes a directory of NGO, IGO, and governmental employers (includes information on law school summer employment opportunities).
KF299.P8 S46 at Reference Area
These research guides from other law schools provide additional advice, sources, and information.
Chicago Kent School of Law, International Careers
Harvard Law School, Public International Law
William & Mary Law Library, International Law Career Guide
Directories are useful for identifying attorneys and law firms operating in other countries.
Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory.
Arranged by country then city, with an alphabetical index and an index by practice area.
Available on LexisNexis: Martindale-Hubbell(R) Law Directory - All International Listings and at Martindale.com. Search by location, practice area, firm size, and other characteristics.
KF190.M32, annual, current edition at Reference Area & Reference Office
West Legal Directory--International on Westlaw: WLD-INT
Profiles law firms and attorneys who practice international law or who are located outside the United States. Covers the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Search by country, practice area, language, size of firm, and other characteristics.
The American Bar, the Canadian Bar, the International Bar. The
Professional Directory of Lawyers of the World. KF190.A5, current
edition at Reference Office
Organized alphabetically by states and countries, cities, and law firms. Includes indexes by attorney and law firm name.
Guide to Foreign Law Firms, 4th ed. K68.G85 2004 at Reference
Identifies legal counsel in 130 foreign countries. Focus is on firms engaged in international commercial transactions.
The Legal 500
Selective directories of commercial law firms in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific.
Hieros Gamos, Law Firms
Covers Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Search by country, practice area, and firm size.
Chambers and Partners
A directory of top lawyers and firms in 175 countries.
"Regulatory Mismatch in the International Market for Legal Services," 23
Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business 487 (2003).
Lists U.S. law firms with at least one foreign office, at 545-47. The list was "[d]rawn from The American Lawyer 100, The American Lawyer's Global 50, and the International Financial Law Review 150 Leading Law Firm."