Careers and Professional Development
Careers in International Arbitration
03/20/2014 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm (ET)
January 29, 2014 - Working at an international organization offers unique insight into how international law is made through the convergence of national interests, personal dynamics, global realities, and constantly evolving norms. But how does a lawyer enter these labyrinths? What is it like to work in them? How do you get the assignments that advance your career once inside? And where do you go from there?
The Government Attorneys Interest Group of the American Society of International Law invites you to attend a continuing legal education course featuring practicing international lawyers in a variety of positions within the U.S. government. The panel will discuss the role that international law plays in the day-to-day practice of attorneys not only in the U.S. State and Defense departments, but also in legal offices outside of the most commonly understood "international" agencies.
Since 2013, hundreds of women in numerous countries and cities—from Tucson to Singapore—have enrolled in ASIL’s Mentoring Program as both mentors and mentees. The feedback has been extremely positive, and the current participants have built a strong, inter-connected, and global network. ASIL hopes to reach more women for the 2018-19 program!
This breakfast, sponsored by ASIL's Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG), will feature accomplished professionals in various practices of international law discussing their career paths and offering professional advice and insights for women interested in pursuing careers in international law. The panel presentations will be followed by a Q&A session and networking opportunities among the panelists and participants.