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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby foamborn » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:40 am

middlebear wrote: Also, to the OP on that question--I don't think it's going to be a particularly receptive place for foreigners of any stripe to come over to do PI work, esp. American lawyers in the near future. I would also think that Russian NGOs aren't going to want to take on foreign lawyers for fear of having the foreign agent label officially slapped on, and opened up to all the trouble that brings.


yeah, i'd been reading about the 'foreign agent' business. sounds like with those obstacles plus the various difficulties of the international field generally make this virtually impossible.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby worldtraveler » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:50 am

I have seen more openings for specialists in Central Asia and all the random stan countries. It's really hard to find people willing to go there. I have a friend who is a specialist on development and human rights issues in Kazakhstan and he always gets offers with the UN and big NGOs to go to random places.

But really, do you want to spend a lot of time in Kyrgyzstan?

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby BlueLotus » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:52 am

Is South Asia a particularly tough area to break into?

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby worldtraveler » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:54 am

BlueLotus wrote:Is South Asia a particularly tough area to break into?


Well all regions are tough. I think the issue with South Asia is that unless you get hired by a big NGO or the UN, you'll be on a local salary and make a pittance.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby foamborn » Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:15 am

worldtraveler wrote:I have seen more openings for specialists in Central Asia and all the random stan countries. It's really hard to find people willing to go there. I have a friend who is a specialist on development and human rights issues in Kazakhstan and he always gets offers with the UN and big NGOs to go to random places.

But really, do you want to spend a lot of time in Kyrgyzstan?


perhaps that's meant to be rhetorical, but i'll take it seriously anyway. i wouldn't have any problems with the -stans, i'd just assumed it'd be almost like choosing a region anywhere else in the world in that they'd necessitate new language study, new history, etc. i suppose this would be the time to figure out so i could get to studying.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby schadenfreudesque » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:27 am

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby BlueLotus » Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:19 am

WT, do you know anything about hiring for international clerkships for US JDs? Interested in the Supreme Court of India.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:16 am

BlueLotus wrote:WT, do you know anything about hiring for international clerkships for US JDs? Interested in the Supreme Court of India.


I had an offer to work with them through networking. I think you have to know somebody. I think they're very prestige obsessed though.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby BlueLotus » Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:16 am

Are 2 page resumes OK for IHR jerbs as they are for fellowships?

P.S. Happy 7th anniversary on this site, WT!

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby worldtraveler » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:30 am

BlueLotus wrote:Are 2 page resumes OK for IHR jerbs as they are for fellowships?

P.S. Happy 7th anniversary on this site, WT!


Oh my god I feel old.

For any IHR job if you don't have enough material to fill 2 pages, you are probably not getting the job.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby foamborn » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:23 pm

worldtraveler wrote:I have seen more openings for specialists in Central Asia and all the random stan countries. It's really hard to find people willing to go there. I have a friend who is a specialist on development and human rights issues in Kazakhstan and he always gets offers with the UN and big NGOs to go to random places.

But really, do you want to spend a lot of time in Kyrgyzstan?


sorry to intrude again, one more question.

are there any areas of russia that are similarly underserved? or is it really just wise to avoid russian-speaking areas altogether given the supply of native speakers in top law schools?

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby girlmonster » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:04 am

What's the general attitude toward tattoos in the IHR community? I have a huge one spanning from the front of my hip to my shoulder and across my back, but it's easily concealable. I'm considering getting another one, maybe at the top of my shoulder/upper part of my arm or on my lower leg (I realize the latter will be trickier). None of the IHR people I've met had visible tattoos, but does it seem to be a dealbreaker?

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby worldtraveler » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:34 pm

girlmonster wrote:What's the general attitude toward tattoos in the IHR community? I have a huge one spanning from the front of my hip to my shoulder and across my back, but it's easily concealable. I'm considering getting another one, maybe at the top of my shoulder/upper part of my arm or on my lower leg (I realize the latter will be trickier). None of the IHR people I've met had visible tattoos, but does it seem to be a dealbreaker?


It depends on the job, but in general I think as long as you don't tattoo your face, it's fine.


Actually if your face tattoo is somehow representative of your religion or some kind of indigenous cultural belief, then tattoo your face. You will have instant credibility and will more easily get hired as an expert on that culture.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby girlmonster » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:33 pm

worldtraveler wrote:It depends on the job, but in general I think as long as you don't tattoo your face, it's fine.


Actually if your face tattoo is somehow representative of your religion or some kind of indigenous cultural belief, then tattoo your face. You will have instant credibility and will more easily get hired as an expert on that culture.


Thanks! In that case, I'll cover myself in tattoos from all different, conflicting ideologies, so I look like a citizen of the world.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby spleenworship » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:31 pm

worldtraveler wrote:
girlmonster wrote:What's the general attitude toward tattoos in the IHR community? I have a huge one spanning from the front of my hip to my shoulder and across my back, but it's easily concealable. I'm considering getting another one, maybe at the top of my shoulder/upper part of my arm or on my lower leg (I realize the latter will be trickier). None of the IHR people I've met had visible tattoos, but does it seem to be a dealbreaker?


It depends on the job, but in general I think as long as you don't tattoo your face, it's fine.


Actually if your face tattoo is somehow representative of your religion or some kind of indigenous cultural belief, then tattoo your face. You will have instant credibility and will more easily get hired as an expert on that culture.


Man, Maori attorneys have got it made.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby gmail » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:36 pm

Kyrgyzstan is pretty sweet

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby loisaida » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:26 pm

Hi all- I have a question about applications for IHR fellowships. Some places ask for a cover letter, as opposed to a personal statement or a specific prompt. Now, I know the rule is cover letters should always be one page. However, it seems strange to limit a cover letter to 3 paragraphs where you can't get into more personal passion/ planned projects for these very specific fellowships.

For example, the Finberg and Aryeh Neier last month only asked for cover letters, and same with the CRR upcoming fellowship. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Should we stick to just 1 page? Is it OK to expand to 2 pages?

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby worldtraveler » Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:33 pm

loisaida wrote:Hi all- I have a question about applications for IHR fellowships. Some places ask for a cover letter, as opposed to a personal statement or a specific prompt. Now, I know the rule is cover letters should always be one page. However, it seems strange to limit a cover letter to 3 paragraphs where you can't get into more personal passion/ planned projects for these very specific fellowships.

For example, the Finberg and Aryeh Neier last month only asked for cover letters, and same with the CRR upcoming fellowship. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Should we stick to just 1 page? Is it OK to expand to 2 pages?


1 page

If it's project based there should be a separate place to talk about project goals.

I've never seen a 2 page cover letter that wasn't really longwinded and that is not a good thing.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby spleenworship » Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:57 am

gmail wrote:Kyrgyzstan is pretty sweet

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Wow. That view almost, but not quite, makes up for the rest of the things about Kyrgyzstan.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby BlueLotus » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:33 pm

What are your thoughts on doing Peace Corps after lawl school?

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:35 pm

spleenworship wrote:
gmail wrote:Kyrgyzstan is pretty sweet

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Wow. That view almost, but not quite, makes up for the rest of the things about Kyrgyzstan.


I can almost smell the heroin from here.

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Re: Thread for people wanting to do international human rights

Postby worldtraveler » Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:14 am

If you want to do development then why are you going to law school?




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