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Alternative Careers for Lawyers

United Nations

The United Nations (UN) offers a wide variety of work for lawyers in many different countries. This can include legal advisors for the UN in Geneva or New York; advising governments on judicial reform; training and advising judiciaries on legal issues, long-term education and legislative reform; advising on the implementation of legal aid structures; working in conflict environments; courtroom prosecutions of human rights violations etc.

The UN Human Resources website (see below) lists international job vacancies under 'occupational groups' - 'legal affairs'. Applications can be submitted online. Salaries for professional staff are set by reference to the highest-paying national civil service - that being the USA.

United Nations Human Resources
Second Avenue
New York
N.Y. 10017
Tel:  +1 212 745-9200
Fax:  +1 212 745 9316

Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this information at the time of posting, the information is intended as guidance only. It should not be considered as professional or legal advice.