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Alumni Profiles

Graduates making a global impact.

Lewis & Clark Law School graduates are practicing law around the world in locations as diverse as China, Spain, the Netherlands, and Chile. You will find our alumni scattered in all fifty states and thirty-six countries. The explosion of transnational commercial transactions, the increasing number of forums for international dispute resolution, and the proliferation of nongovernmental human rights and environmental organizations have created unprecedented opportunities for our alumni. Here are just a few examples of what our international law alumni are doing.

International Law Alumni Profiles

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    Combs committed to an International Law practice during law school and now heads the corporate secretarial division of Baker & McKenzie’s office in Yangon, Myanmar.
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    “If you think you want to pursue a career in international law after law school then you should definitely consider the Global Law Certificate and make sure to take a wide variety of courses in international law and seek out an international law related externship.”

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    “The entire faculty at Lewis & Clark was incredibly supportive, both during and after law school.”
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    “If you are interested in international law, Lewis & Clark coursework provides an excellent springboard into finding a career in the field. In my case, I found Public International Law particularly helpful as I started my career at the World Bank.”
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    “I think every lawyer needs to know something about cross-border issues in order to competently practice law. Lewis & Clark and the Global Law Program give them that opportunity.”
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    Lee has been accepted as a Legal Fellow with International Justice Mission (IJM), a human rights agency based in Washington, D.C.  Her year-long fellowship will be in Kigali, Rwanda, where she will be working as a consultant to IJM’s Rwanda field office handling cases of child sexual assault and gender-based violence. 
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    “I am one of two legal advisors to the president of the [Iran-United States] tribunal. As legal advisor, one of my most important duties is to help draft the tribunal’s decisions. These are very important decisions, which indeed may have an impact on the relations between the two countries.”
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    “Getting to work on matters that I care about and being able to work on a wide variety of legal issues in many jurisdictions and legal forums is the most fulfilling part of my practice”