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Careers in Public International Law

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28th April 2015

Time: 17:30-19:00

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Council Chamber, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

The dynamic development of international law across so many areas has required more international lawyers. International lawyers are found working on refugee camps, managing international financial organisations, on a government trade mission, in transactional and litigation areas of law firms, arguing and deciding human rights cases, drafting tax legislation, advising environmental non-governmental organisations, enthusing students at universities, and doing a wide variety of other legal and non-legal jobs. Despite this, there are still uncertainties about what is an international lawyer, and what type of careers there can be in international law.

This seminar aims to provide an insight into a range of possible careers as an international lawyer. The speakers have a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, which is of assistance to all those considering a career in international law – whether at the beginning of their professional life or part-way through it.

This seminar will also launch the second edition of the extremely useful book: A Guide to International Law Careers.


  • Alex Batesmith (NGO sector)

  • Xiao Hui Eng (BIICL)

  • Kate Jones (FCO)

  • Amy Sander (Essex Court Chambers)

  • Audley Sheppard QC (Clifford Chance)

Event convened by Professor Robert McCorquodale , Institute Director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL).

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CPD points

This event is accredited for 1.5 CPD hours.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual – £20

  • Full-time Academic – £15

  • Full-time Student – £10


  • Individual – £35

  • Full-time Academic – £25

  • Full-time Student – £15

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