The International Studies program gives you the foundations to practice law with a global perspective to work with diverse populations here and abroad. From advising on international trade to promoting human rights, from negotiating transnational business deals to prosecuting war crimes, there is a pervasive global dimension to the work of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars. If you want more information to prepare for Law School and legal careers, contact Pre-Law Advising.
Ryan holds a law degree from the University of Washington and he finds his job is interesting because he gets to research and keep up to date with various issues that affect people across the state. He states that "The INST program helped prepare me to perform objective analyses on a variety of topics by expanding my ability to consider and understand different perspectives in both the local and global contexts."
See below a list of courses that are required for INST majors and are relevant for this career path:
See below a list of examples of elective courses that count towards the INST major and are relevant for this career path:
If you are planning to take the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), we recommend taking the following course as a general elective:
A degree in International Studies makes you career-ready by practicing the skills and competencies that employers and organizations are looking for. Find out more.
Our International Studies degree prepares you for a wide and flexible range of careers on graduating. Find out what career pathways are common among our alumni.
Our International Studies degree prepares you for further studies in a variety of disciplines. Find out what our graduates have gone on to study.
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"I learned to respectfully relate with people from other cultures, while adapting to their social norms." Ruth Yohannes '19
Felipe Murtinho, PhD
Student Executive Council (SEC) Representative