Loyola University Chicago


Career Prospects

How Can PROLAW Enhance My Career?

PROLAW develops leaders to advance social justice across the globe, through effective, sustainable governance and rule of law reform by providing their students with the specialized theory, skills, and understanding they need to address the complex challenge of reforming and strengthening governance and the rule of law in transitioning and developing nations.

2015 Employment Survey Outcomes

The 2015 PROLAW Alumni Survey showed that 37% returned to work in their own governments (ministries, judiciary or public justice institutions) in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. 28% are working in the field on rule of law advocacy and governance development as part of international organizations, peacekeeping missions, non-government organizations and international consulting firms in various countries. The remaining PROLAW students are making a difference as professors, researchers, legal and corporate practitioners in their home countries.

2015 PROLAW Alumni Survey

Note: alumni from first three year cohorts

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.

Development Internship Program

Under the PROLAW Development Internship Program, students will be assisted in finding internship opportunities with organizations which carry out rule of law and development work. Previous PROLAW students have enjoyed internships at several large organizations, including the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and UNIDROIT in Rome, the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague and the European Public Law Organization in Athens. Some limited internship scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis.