I like International Law - issues like the Geneva Conventions, or focusing on world conflicts (i.e., what we see going on in Palestine/Israel), things like this. Only problem though is that I heard IL doesn't pay anywhere close to the likes of Corporate law or other fields, so that would definitely be a problem. Anyone know of any biglaw international law firms?
If you want to work with the Geneva Conventions on regular basis, your only real option is to join JAG (military lawyers). No guarantee you would be accepted before going to law school. And it isn't sexy Geneva Conventions work- it's just explaining to other people in the military how not to violate it. Other than that, there is the UN, which you statistically have something like a .1% chance of getting into a role where you would really get to work on that stuff in a legal capacity (and that's assuming the unlikely possibility that the UN would hire you) . Other than that, you could be a law professor and get paid to pontificate the topic. Better get into Yale if you want to do that.
Sure, biglaw does plenty of international work. International corporate work, international litigation, international tax issues. Geneva conventions? Not so much. No private firm works on that stuff.
Side rant: People need to accept that if they want a chance to save the world by bringing about international peace and harmony, they need to be another Ghandi or Mandela. You will have to be willing to go to prison or die in the process. You don't save the world from a nice house in the suburbs.