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An Insight into Careers in Public International Law

Date: 18th January 2017

Time: 17:00 - 19:00

Venue: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (London), Tudor Streeet, LONDON, EC4Y 1HS

Event Details

Time: 17:00 to 19:00 (Registration from 16:30) followed by a drinks reception until 20.00

Venue: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Northcliffe House, 28 Tudor Street, London, EC4Y 0BQ


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The event will give insights into some very different careers in public international law by barristers and lawyers from NGOs, international courts, other organisations and private practice. In addition to practical information for students and early to mid-career lawyers, the speakers will also share some of their experiences and thoughts about the future of careers in this field.

The panel of speakers will be introduced by the chair, then interviewed about their careers and each given time to talk about their different perspectives and outlooks on career paths in public international law. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Confirmed participants


  • Sir Franklin Berman KCMG QC, Essex Court Chambers and Chair of BIICL Trustees


  • Andrea Coomber, Director of JUSTICE and BIICL Trustee
  • Merryl Lawry-White, Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Dr Kate Parlett, 20 Essex Street
  • Jiries Saadeh, Counsel at Fietta
  • Elham Saudi, Director of Lawyers for Justice in Libya
  • Alex Wilks, Justice Adviser at the Government Stabilisation Unit

Additonal speakers tbc

This event is convened by the BIICL Alumni Network.

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Special offer for event attendees

A Guide to International Law Careers (Second Edition), will be available to purchase for a special discounted price of £10.

The experience of many students studying public international law at university is, 'This is fascinating, but what can I do with it?' While this Guide in no way detracts from the more intangible reasons to study international law, it is practically focused and explores the options available to law graduates beyond traditional or domestic law career paths.

Please note: This offer is valid for purchases on 18 January 2017 only.

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