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April 24, 2019

New ABA book shares accounts from legal professionals working in international law

CHICAGO, April 24, 2019 — Newly released by the American Bar Association, the fifth edition of “Careers in International Law” is an essential resource for law students, attorneys and nonlawyers interested in expanding into all aspects of the global arena of law practice. 

The book is intended to guide a broad audience, including lawyers and public- and nonprofit-sector workers, by presenting a diverse lineup of authors who describe their experiences of how they transitioned into international legal practice. These 15 contributors share their career trajectories in different varieties of practice and geographical locations. Each describes their backgrounds, the evolution of their careers and how their goals influenced their decision to take this path.

Despite their different backgrounds, the contributors provide similar blueprints for aspiring international lawyers: Create a plan and timeline for your efforts; find supportive and trustworthy mentors; prioritize face-to-face connections and networking groups; and join bar associations and engage as an active member.

“Careers in International Law” serves as an invaluable resource that offers insiders’ perspectives and a clear plan of action for those who aim to uphold the rule of law and be of service to the international community.

Editor Marcelo E. Bombau is a partner in the BOMCHIL firm in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is part of its mergers and acquisitions and telecommunications and media law departments. The 2014-15 chair of the ABA Section of International Law, he was the first non-U.S. qualified lawyer to be selected for such a position.


Careers in International Law


ABA Publishing



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6 x 9, paperback and eBook




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Editor’s note: Author interviews and review copies of this book are available by emailing Francine Bennett at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Francine Bennett, ABA Book Publishing, 1050 Connecticut Ave N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036.

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