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Nonprofit International Services Degree Online | ALU

Nonprofit International Services Degree Online | ALU

Though certain areas of the law are finding that job growth is slowing, nonprofit public interest law dealing with international issues and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is flourishing.

As the world constantly changes, the international public interest arena has become a popular job destination for ambitious attorneys. Lawyers educated within the United States work both home and abroad on a wide array of international issues; lawyers with an interdisciplinary background in terms of undergraduate education, and with experience studying abroad, find moving into these roles easier than others might.

Law students interested in working with groups such as the Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the United Nations or the International Criminal Court, each of which has a broad international reach, should consider education in a foreign language as well as law study; fluency in more than one language is ideal for these types of positions.

PSLawNet, one of the Web’s premier public interest law websites, has a good resource of documents and links for those interested in a career in international public interest law.

In addition, those considering a legal education followed by a career in international law, working with non-governmental organizations on international issues, should consider legal internships abroad. The American Society of International Law can point students in the right direction.

Abraham Lincoln University, an online distance learning law school based in California preparing students to sit for the California State Bar Exam, provides a standard legal curriculum that students may use for a wide range of post-graduation legal careers. For more information, check out the school’s online Juris Doctor program.


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