Job Search Resources
The Career Services Office has numerous resources available for your use. The following is a list of some of the most frequently used resources. The list is divided into four sections: (1) law firm resources; (2) business and corporate counsel resources; (3) human rights, public interest and public sector resources; and (4) other more general international law resources.
1. Law Firm Resources
Guide to Foreign Law Firms (published by the Section of International Law and Practice of the American Bar Association) provides lawyers with qualified legal counsel in foreign jurisdictions, particularly in countries emerging as significant factors in international commercial transactions.
Insider's Guide to Law Firms contains in-depth profiles of law firms in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco/Palo Alto, and Washington DC.
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory is the world's leading guide to the legal profession. This is a great reference to find attorneys & law firms in the US and abroad. This resource is available on line at www.martindale.com.
National Directory of Legal Employers [by the National Association for Law Placement (NALP)] provides a comprehensive compilation of essential information on the hiring needs and employment plans of more than 1500 law offices, public interest organizations, government organizations and corporations. Additionally, there is more information on NALP at www.nalp.org and you may view the employer directory online at www.nalpdirectory.com.
Vault.com Guide to the Top 50 Law Firms provides in‑depth information on select US firms. Latest news, salary discussion and insider messages on firms listed also available on www.vault.com.
2. Business & Corporate Counsel Resources
Aspen Law & Business, Directory of Corporate Counsel provides up‑to‑date, comprehensive information on the organization and personnel of the United State's corporate and nonprofit law departments.
Hoover's Handbook of American Business profiles 750 major US companies.
Hoover's Handbook of World Business features 300 of the world's most influential companies based outside the U.S.
3. Human Rights, Public Interest and Public Sector Resources
Human Rights Organizations & Periodicals Directory is a guide for people looking for sources of information on humans improving human rights in the US and abroad.
International Public Interest Law: A Guide to Opportunities in the United States and Abroad (a joint project of Yale and Harvard Law Schools) provides extensive information about legal jobs in the public sector around the world.
4. Other International Resources
American Society of International Law, Careers in International Law. Indispensable guide to career paths and internships in International Law.
Congressional Quarterly's International Information Directory provides extensive resources on wide range of international issues. Arranged by topic and by individual country, the directory includes information on more than 4500 organizations.
International Career Employment Weekly provides listing of employment opportunities around the world in the areas of International Development & Assistance; International Environmental Programs; International Understanding/Education/ Communication/Exchange; Foreign Policy/Governance/Intelligence; International Commerce; International Engineering/ Computer Support; International Program Administration & Foreign Language Support; and International Health Care.
International Directory of Lawyer Qualification: Education, Training and Admission of Lawyers in Selected Countries Worldwide provides information on foreign lawyer credentials, a bibliography of additional resources and, where applicable, contact information for law societies and bar associations in countries in six world regions. Includes information on bar admission requirements and whether/how foreign-trained lawyers can qualify to practice law in 36 selected countries.
International Opportunities Resource Guide provides information pertaining to both print and Internet resources for the student interested in international law.
Internships in International Affairs provides information about internships in international organizations, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, trade groups, human rights organizations and development agencies. Offers information about over 20 organizations with internship opportunities abroad.
Worldwide Government Directory (with International Organizations) provides detailed contact information on the government leadership of 199 countries and territories as of late November 2000. The International Organizations section provides information on more than 100 international and regional organizations.