Legal Career Advice
September 2, 2013 10:03 AM Subscribe
I am looking for some career advice regarding search techniques and information about non-traditional legal jobs that I may be overlooking. I am interested in international law, environmental law, administrative law, and trade and investment law. I have work experience in international law and have also lived and studied abroad. Prior to law school I worked in finance for four years (my undergraduate degree is in international finance), I am located in the Northeast, and I am awaiting results from the bar exam which I took this past July.
posted by allthingsconsidered to work & money (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have browsed previous mefi questions, I have set up several informational interviews with contacts that work in my interested fields, I have updated my LinkedIn account, I have reached out to my network to inform them that I am currently searching for a job, and I am subscribed to job alerts from USA Jobs, PSJD, and a few philanthropic agencies.
During law school I worked as an RA for a professor for 2 years and also worked for an international NGO on international law. There was an opportunity to continue working for them after law school however it required relocating abroad and this was not feasible for several reasons.
I am interested in know what other areas or agencies I should consider in my job search. I enjoyed my administrative law course and I would be interested in working for an AA but are their sites other than USA Jobs that I should be looking into? Are there also non-traditional jobs in these areas that I could look into where a JD would be an asset? I am also open to non-legal jobs in these fields. What other search techniques should I be employing? I am open to relocating to the job anywhere in the Northeast.
Thank you for your advice!