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Summary: International law is an area of the legal industry that requires special skills. Use LawCrossing to learn more about the requirements and to find posted jobs.

Are you an American attorney looking for an international legal job inside the country? International law requires knowing a whole new set of laws that countries use with each other. Turn to LawCrossing.com to learn more about types of international law jobs and current postings.

  
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The highest judicial authority of international law is the International Court of Justice, and the highest authority is the United Nations. The United Nations is a force unlike any other. They are the most influential body internationally, with the goal to maintain peace and security, develop friendly relations between countries, and achieve international cooperation in solving international problems.

To be an international law attorney, you must have a deep understanding of the procedures and substantive laws in different countries. As an undergraduate, a background in computer science, English, economics, foreign languages, history, government, mathematics, philosophy, and public speaking are encouraged. Confidence in going before court and tribunals in the U.S. and around the world as a defender and prosecutor are essential.

When looking through job descriptions for international law jobs, you will generally, but not always, find requirements like multilingual and litigation skills. The types of jobs in international law go beyond just being a lawyer. There are options such as an assistant or associate professor, head of foreign and international law library, junior legal secretary for international law, and summer clerkships.

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See more examples of typical job descriptions here.

There are several current openings in international law. A Charlotte, NC law firm is looking for an international attorney with expertise in German relations. A firm in Washington D.C. is looking for an international attorney that can work with clients on OPIC matters. There is a professor of international law position in San Francisco, Berkeley, CA or Pittsburgh. If you are looking to go in-house, there are a couple international tax law postings, but these typically require an additional degree relating to tax, accounting, etc.



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