Resource Guide to International Opportunities

In This Guide (links jump to relevant sections):

Books in the Career & Professional Development (OCPD) Lending Library:

International Public Interest Law (Harvard and Yale Law School ). 4th ed, published in 2002 (Book No. 109A-C in the OCPD Library).

Serving the Public: A Job Search Guide, Volume II – International – 2006-07 (published by Harvard Law School's Office of Public Interest Advising). This is a handbook and directory for law students seeking international public service work. Contains personal narratives from lawyers who are working or have worked in international public service positions; lists of international public service organizations, non-governmental organizations, inter-governmental organizations, and U.S. government agencies that have international opportunities for lawyers and law students; a list of international fellowships and application deadlines; and sample resumes and cover letters. (Book No. 102A-C in OCPD Library).

The Human Rights Internship Book (Career Education Institutes) – 2008 (Book No. 103A in OCPD Library).

Careers in International Affairs (Carland and Trucano, 1997) (Book No. 113A-B in OCPD Library).

Careers in International Law, 3rd ed (American Bar Assn., 2008) (Book No. C112 in OCPD Library).

Careers in International Law: A Guide to Career Paths and Internships in International Law (American Society of International Law, 2003-04 Edition) (Book No. C115A-B in OCPD Library).

All of the above can be checked out for a week at a time; and students may use the photocopier in the OCPD to copy small numbers of pages of any of these books for their personal use.

Newspapers Available in the Office of Career & Professional Development:

International Career Employment Weekly: weekly newspaper now online at; contains "International Internships" section every week – contact OCPD front desk for password information. 


Going Global ( This site contains a searchable database of jobs/internships all over the world. In addition, it contains country specific career information and a key employer directory.

PSLawNet ( The PSLawNet website contains a searchable database of internship and volunteer opportunities all over the U.S. and in dozens of other countries. It is searchable by practice area and/or by location. Click on "Getting Started," then "Create Account," to give yourself an ID and password. Then you can begin your search of the database.

In addition, in a section entitled "Community/Resources," in the subsection "Helpful Resources," you will find a brochure entitled "A World of Opportunities," which gives tips on finding the right international public interest internship for you as well as links to websites of international and public interest organizations.

Go Global! is a service that assists UW-Madison students (including law students) as they search and prepare for internationally-oriented employment, by listing various campus resources and contacts, providing advice for preparation of applications, and listing job/internship postings. The service's web site can be accessed at

The UW-Madison Go Global Portal ( This site contains, among other things, information about all of the "Centers" and "Institutes" at the UW-Madison, such as the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy; the Center for Sustainability and the Global Economy; and many others.

The Global Legal Studies Initiative (GLSI) is a joint project of the UW Law School and the Office of International Studies and Programs. Through this initiative, the Law School and International Studies will work together to promote the understanding of international, transnational, and comparative legal systems, processes and regimes and disseminate this knowledge to students and constituencies on and off campus. Information about upcoming events sponsored by the GLSI will be posted on the Institute for Legal Studies events page and calendar located at

Center for International Legal Studies, Salzburg, Austria, offers internships (unpaid) for law students and graduates with international business law firms. The Center's website is at .

Study Abroad Programs:

Study-abroad programs sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Law School are described on the Law School 's website at

Study-abroad programs (both summer and school year) of other law schools can be found on the American Bar Association's website at .

The National Security Education Program has sponsored a new website resource for students, faculty, parents and administrators interested in international study:

A Sampling of University of Wisconsin Law School Alumni in Other Countries or Doing International Legal Work in the U.S.:

Jeff Wehner, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP , US Corporate Tax Services, 2 New Street Square, London, EC4A3BZ, United Kingdom. Email: . (1984 grad)

Paul Motivans worked for several years at Bayer AG, Kaiser Wilhelm Alle, Gebaude Q26 Raum 1.003, 51368 Leverkusen Germany . Email: (2000 grad). 

David E. Miller, a 2000 grad, is with Brown Rudnick Berlach Israels LLP, an international law firm in New York City.  He handles complex litigation matters and international arbitrations.  He was formerly with Hogan & Hartson's New York office and also with White & Case's Moscow office.  Email: 

Leif Jorgensen, KPMG, 10 Upper Bank Street, London, E14 5GH, UK. Ph: 44-207-311-2365. Email: (2006 grad)

Timothy C. Kohls (1998 grad) practiced with White & Case's London office for a number of years.  He  can be reached at  

Kirsten Anne Chappel, Legal Counsel, Planning and Design Consultants, Janackovo Nabrezi 17, 150 00 Prague, Czech Republic (until October 2004). Email: (1998 grad) (Also was an associate at Norton Rose in London, in its US Corporate Finance Group)

Marcella Barganz, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, 1675 Broadway, New York , NY 10019-5820 . Email: (Formerly with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Budapest, Hungary, and later with a private law firm in Budapest ). (1997 grad)

Philippe Riesen, a 1985 grad, is the managing partner of Hogan & Hartson's Tokyo office.  Email:

Christopher Brown, Thomas Miller Ltd., 90 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 4 St, UK. Ph: 44-207-283-4646. Email: (1986 grad)

Gabe Seydewitz, Russin & Vecchi, 205 Tun Hwa N. Road, 9th Floor, Bank Tower, Taipei, Taiwan . Ph: 886-2-2712-8956. Email: (2003 grad)

Drew Jackson, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. Email: (2002 grad)

Janine Coye, Permanent Mission of Belize to the United Nations, New York (1997 grad). Ph: 212-593-0999. Email:

Johnathan T. McCaskill, a 1999 grad, is with the International Commission on Missing Persons. ALIPASINA 45 a, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was formerly with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Email:

Mollie Knox, a 2000 grad, practiced for five years with Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw's New York office, handling primarily international business transactions in South America . She has moved to International Assets Holding Company, 708 3rd Avenue, New York, NY, 10017. Ph: 212-485-3532.  Email:

Aditya J. Menon, a 2003 grad, is at the International Criminal Tribunal Frm Yugoslavia Office of the Prosecutor, The Hague 2582 LS, The Netherlands. Ph: 31-70-512-8671. Email:

Current University of Wisconsin Law School Students Who Have Worked Abroad or in Jobs with an International Component:

Sarai King (Class of 2011), ABA Rule of Law Initiative, Algiers, Algeria. (Summer 2009).

Saskia Lenaerts (Class of 2011), ABA Rule of Law Initiative, Algiers, Algeria. (Summer 2009).

Tania Melo (Calss of 2011), Instituto Feminista para a Democracia, Brazil. (Summer 2009).

Amy McGann (Class of 2010), Interights, London, England. (1/2 Summer 2009); Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore, India. (1/2 Summer 2009); Human Rights Law Network, New Delhi, India. (Summer 2008).

Matthew Jalandoni (Class of 2010), U.S. Army JAG Corps, Camp Zana, Japan. (Summer 2009).

Audrey Gilliam (Class of 2011), Abbott Fund Paralegal Program, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. (Summer 2009).

Dan Brutlag (Class of 2011). Dej-Udom & Associates, Bangkok, Thailand. (Summer of 2009).

Terry Bruhn (Class of 2011). YKVN Lawyers - East Asian Legal Studies Center, Hanoi, Vietnam. (Summer 2009).

Delanie Breuer (Class of 2011). YKVN Lawyers - East Asian Legal Studies Center, Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam. (Summer 2009).

Faran Shaker (Class of 2010). League of Human Rights, Brno, Czech Republic. (Summer 2008).

Sylvie Bisangwa (Class of 2010). National Service of Gacaca Jurisdictions, Kigali, Rwanda. (Summer 2008).

Foreign Language Study Opportunities:

Foreign Language and Area Studies Graduate Fellowships (FLAS) are available to law students. The FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education to encourage international study, the development of knowledge and trained personnel, and to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency. The fellowships offer generous award benefits, including a stipend plus payment of all tuition and fees. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. FLAS fellowship specifics and applications can be picked up outside the International Institute Fellowships Office (328 Ingraham), and on-line at

Law School Faculty With International Experience/Contacts:

Professor Richard Bilder ( is Foley & Lardner-Bascom Professor of Law. He was educated at Williams College and Harvard University Law School and was a Fulbright Scholar at Cambridge University in England . He served as an attorney in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State before becoming a professor at the University of Wisconsin , where his areas of expertise include international and foreign relations law, international organizations, admiralty law, contracts and torts. Among other positions, Professor Bilder has served as Vice-President of the American Society of International Law, on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law, on the Executive Council of the Law of the Sea Institute, as Chair of the International Law Association's Committee on Diplomatic Protection of Persons and Property, on U.S. delegations to international conferences and as an arbitrator in international and domestic disputes. He is the author of Managing the Risks of International Agreement (University of Wisconsin Press: Madison, 1981), and of a number of articles and other scholarly publications.

Professor John Ohnesorge ( received his B.A. degree from St. Olaf College (1985).  Following graduation he spent a year teaching in Shanghai , China , then returned to the U.S. to attend the University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 1989).  During law school he spent a semester as an exchange student in the law faculty of  Shanghai 's Fudan University .

After receiving his J.D., Professor Ohnesorge practiced briefly in Minnesota , then practiced in  Seoul, Korea, until 1994.  He returned to the  U.S. in 1994 to enter the LL.M. program at Harvard Law School, and after receiving his LL.M., he continued in Harvard's S.J.D. program.  He received his S.J.D. in 2002, with a thesis entitled, "Western Administrative Law in Northeast Asia : A Comparativist's History."

During the course of his S.J.D. studies, Professor Ohnesorge spent the 1997-98 academic year as a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg , Germany , on a fellowship from Harvard's Center for European Studies.  In 2000 he served as a lecturer at Harvard Law School , co-teaching the Pacific Legal Community seminar with Professor William P. Alford.  Also in 2000, he began a clerkship with Federal District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel, which he completed in 2001.

At the UW Law School Professor Ohnesorge teaches Business Organizations, Administrative Law, and courses focusing on East Asia .

Professor Charles R. Irish ( is the Volkman-Bascom Professor of Law and Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Center. Within the University of Wisconsin , Professor Irish teaches courses on U.S. individual and business taxation, international taxation, tax policy, international business transactions, and legal issues involving North America and East Asia . Over the course of his career, Professor Irish has traveled to over 70 countries and now he is a frequent lecturer in Northeast and Southeast Asia on international tax and international trade matters. He also has done extensive advisory work on tax reform for governments in Africa , Asia , and the Caribbean .

Professor Irish's research interests focus on international taxation and U.S. laws affecting international business. He has written many articles and monographs on international taxation and presently is writing a book on U.S. laws affecting international business.

Professor Heinz Klug ( ) has taught law at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, offering courses on Public International Law, Human Rights Law, Post-Apartheid Law, Introduction to South African Law, among others. He has worked with the South African Ministry of Water Affairs and Forestry as well as the Ministry of Land Affairs on water law and land tenure issues.

Professor Klug served on the secretariat and was a staff member of the African National Congress Land Commission. He was also a team member on the World Bank mission to South Africa on Land Reform and Rural Restructuring.

Professor Klug has presented lectures and papers on the South African constitution, land reform, and water law, among other topics, in Canada, Scotland, Ethiopia, South Africa, Colombia, at The Hague, and at several U.S. law schools.

His current teaching areas include Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law, Property and International Natural Resources Law.

Associate Dean Kevin Kelly ( has been on the Law School staff since 1998. He received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Law Review . Following graduation from law school, Mr. Kelly served as a criminal defense attorney and staff judge advocate in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, and was stationed in San Francisco and Scotland. In addition to his Law School curricular affairs duties, Mr. Kelly, who is an officer in the Naval Reserve specializing in military operational law issues, teaches courses on the Law of Armed Conflict and on the Just War tradition. In 2003, he was recalled to active duty, serving as a NATO legal advisor to the Peace Stabilization Force (SFOR) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, as well as on the U.S. European Command headquarters staff during the Iraq War. His current Reserve assignment is to the International Law Department of the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.

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