International Public Interest
Beginning a career in international public interest takes commitment and dedication. As the field can be quite competitive, it’s a good idea to use your time at CLS to build your international public interest knowledge and expertise.
At CLS, we use the term “international public interest” to mean work that is international in scope (or domestic work that uses international frameworks) and is pursued on the basis of individual or group concepts of justice, fairness, and advancement of the public good. International public interest work includes human rights, international law, humanitarian law, and development. Its practice is both multi-sector and –discipline and can include work with governmental agencies, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), at times the private sector and even non-lawyers.
Learn more about SJI’s offerings for students and graduates interested in international public interest legal work:
For more information on Columbia Law School’s international public interest career resources, please contact:
Director, International, Human Rights & Summer Programs and Lecturer in Law