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Public international law is a body of rules governing relations both between states and, increasingly, between a diverse set of actors, including individuals, civil society, international institutions, NGOs, and corporations. Lawyers are employed in NGOs throughout the world that engage with public international law. The U.S. government also hires lawyers to work on international issues in many of its agencies, as do intergovernmental organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and international tribunals and courts.

Interested in learning more about public international law work? The following resources can help you begin your exploration. As always we encourage you to make an individual advising appointment with OPIA advisers to discuss your specific skills and interests in public international law.