Public International Law
International lawyers engage in a wide array of activities, from advocacy, litigation, and transactional work, to diplomacy, treaty-drafting, and policy-making. Typical employers include governments, law firms, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations. As the substantive scope of international law expands, there are increasing opportunities to specialize in particular fields, such as International Environmental Law, the Law of the Sea, the Law of State Responsibility, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law (the Law of Armed Conflict), International Criminal Law (in the broad sense), the Law of International Criminal Prosecution, the Law of International Dispute Settlement, International Economic Law, the Law of Treaties, the Law of the Res Communis (Global Commons), the Law on the Use of Force, the Law of Communications and Transport, the Law of Jurisdiction and Immunities, the Law of International Organizations generally, UN Law, or the Legal Regimes of Regional Intergovernmental Organizations. Further information on these different specialty areas, as well as advice on careers in international law, may be found at http://www.asil.org/career-development.cfm.