Legal Practice

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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

Examples of jobs and employers reported by International Studies alumni

  • Paralegal Analyst, U.S. Department of State
  • Business Lawyer, Staterra Law
  • Attorney, Dellino Law Group
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Associate Staff Counsel - Washington State Senate

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."

Ryan Giannini International Studies Graduate

How your degree prepares you for positions in these fields

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Career readiness

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.

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Career pathways

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. 

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Graduate study

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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The Career Engagement Office helps you in your career exploration, discovery of experiential learning opportunities, job search, interview preparation, and more. Check it out!

Alumni Stories

"I learned to respectfully relate with people from other cultures, while adapting to their social norms." Ruth Yohannes '19

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