At Northeastern, students have the opportunity to gain invaluable international legal experience by completing one or more co-ops in the areas of “public” and/or “private” international law. These co-ops are available domestically or abroad in a variety of settings, including international agencies, government agencies, NGOs, advocacy groups, private law firms, corporations and the judiciary.

Students typically develop their own international law co-ops, tailored to their specific interests. For example, a student may be interested in co-op opportunities in a particular country or in a particular aspect of international law, and will work to identify potential jobs with the assistance of the Center for Co-op and Career Development staff and law school faculty. However, there are a number of participating co-op employers that focus on international legal issues, providing students with regular opportunities to gain experience in this area.