rad law wrote:DorianGray89 wrote:rad law wrote:DorianGray89 wrote:
Dumbest comment ever by radlaw. International law is a type of law, with various subdivisions. There are many scholars in that field.
Hey cool semantics story bro.
Best summary about why you should not go to law school hoping to specialize in "intl. law," whatever that is.
That article is about people who think International Law is about international companies, securities and whatnot, and are frustrated to find that it actually is about treaty law, law of armed conflict, law of the seas, etc. Get your facts straight.
LOL. It's way easier to get a job doing intl. transactions. There is actually demand for people to advise foreign companies on American law (and you don't need to specialize in international law do do it). A mere handful of people in the entire world do the bolded. Most of the American ones went to HYSCCN. Or they're academics, which isn't really doing law.
Incidentally, there's also work defending foreign criminal defendants in US Courts and doing international tax, if you're interested.
To give you an idea of this, I had a professor in college who had went to GW law, graduated on law review, did Article III clerkship, worked for DOJ honors program (where he had experience in treaty law, which he said basically amounted to him reading through treaty after treaty to find if there were any conflicts), got an MA in International Relations from arguably the best school for it in the US, and said the openings to do anything beyond basic public international law were extremely limited. Doing any significant human rights law, law of armed conflicts, maritime law, public international law, etc. was basically out of the question.
Int'l law is a joke.