Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The British Institute of International and Comparative Law has a new book on careers in international law, authored by Professors Christopher Waters (Associate Dean at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, Canada) and Anneke Smit (a visiting professor at Windsor, previously at the University of Reading and legal counsel of the Canadian Department of Justice). A Guide to International Law Careers is a book that students will devour. At 53 pages for the main text (plus some helpful appendices), the book is an easy read with clearly written, targeted advice for students who want to "do something" with the international law they've learned in the classroom.
The format of the book is as good as its substantive content. It is organized around common questions that students will have about entering the field of international law and it is sprinkled with additional advice from various "real world" practitioners of international law.
The informative appendices cover three areas of particular interest to students:
- internships with international organizations, courts, and non-governmental organizations;
- short courses in the United Kingdom, Europe, the Commonwealth, and other countries around the world; and
- masters' courses in international law around the world.
I'm in complete agreement with Robert McCorquodale, who wrote that this book is "a wonderful resource for all those who are thinking about a career (or career change) in international law, for those who are passionate about international law and for those who want to change the world."
For more information about how to order a copy of the book, click here.
Hat tip to Christopher Waters, who sent me a copy of the book.