Towards a professional career
The LLM in Public International Law has a strong connection to practice, so it offers you an excellent introduction to the legal profession. Moot courts, visits to legal and professional organisations and guest lecturers from the field provide a concrete vision of what it is like to work in public international law. With the ability to critically reflect on today’s driving legal issues – such as human and environmental rights – you will be well-prepared for a legal career. Graduates from prior years have done well in a range of employment areas, including:
- Corporate and private law practice
- National public service as a diplomat or civil servant
- International courts
- Consultants for governments, international political organisations and NGOs
- Academic or legal research
After finishing your studies, you can work as a:
- Diplomat, lawyer, or policy officer in national government (for example, as a legal advisor in Foreign Affairs).
- Teacher or researcher/PhD in the field of international public law.
- Lawyer or policy officer in international government, NGOs, or businesses (for example, legal advisor at Greenpeace).
- Attorney specialising in the area of international public law.
Curious about the jobs our alumni got? Browse the LinkedIn profiles of some of our graduates in Public International Law.