Pursuing a Career in International Law with Wes Rist

Sponsorship: 
Center for International Legal Education

Date and Times: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location: 
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
3900 Forbes Avenue Room 111
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


The market for legal jobs is difficult right now and specializing in a particular issue, like international law, can make your job search even more frustrating. Wes Rist is the director of education and research at the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and author of ASIL’s Careers in International Law, a practical guide to pursuing the practice of international law. He will discuss the steps that students can take while still in law school to help them stand out in the search for an international law position. Topics covered will include targeted job searching, resume drafting, managing one’s professional contacts, identifying appropriate international experiences, pursuing valuable volunteer and professional membership opportunities, and other practical issues that students can pursue.