How can PROLAW® enhance my career?
By helping you become a professionally qualified advisor on the establishment, maintenance and improvement of the rule of law.
Who are potential employers of PROLAW® graduates?
PROLAW graduates will be of great interest to a range of organizations. A brief summary of these includes:
1) Governmental institutions;
2) Multilateral and bilateral development organizations;
3) Other multilateral organizations;
4) International financial institutions (such as the multilateral development banks);
5) National and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including bar associations dealing with rule of law and justice issues;
6) Private consultancy firms and think tanks performing rule of law advisory work under contracts and grants; and
7) Universities undertaking research, teaching and advisory work on rule of law issues.
PROLAW graduates will become instrumental in driving and leading rule of law initiatives and implementing rule of law strategies in developing countries, countries in economic transition and countries emerging from violent conflict. In the last annual PROLAW Graduate Employment Survey, two thirds of the graduates stated that they were employed by institutions described in the above seven categories. In addition, almost half of the graduates stated that they carry out rule of law or development-related consulting/ volunteer work in addition to their main employment.
Examples of current employers of PROLAW graduates include:
- American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
- International Finance Corporation (IFC)
- International Development Law Organisation (IDLO)
- United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)
- Public Sector Improvement Program for Solomon Islands (managed by AusAid)
- Governments of Georgia, Iraq, Jamaica, Liberia, Mexico, Nigeria, Uganda, the United States, and Zambia
- Cook County, Illinois
- NGOs and university think tanks
- Private law firms
Career Services to support you
PROLAW Career Services is available to mentor you in creating a professional development plan and to support you in building an international professional network with individuals and organizations involved in rule of law and development work.
Please see the Development Internship Program link for further details on those opportunities.