International Opportunities & Externships

Students interested in international law have numerous opportunities to gain experience and network with peers with similar interests, including:
Name Description

Foreign Direct Investment International Moot Competition

Suffolk Law co-founded and participates annually in this international competition in which students negotiate a fictitious dispute between a country and its foreign investor.

Immigration Clinic

Students represent low-income non-citizens facing deportation from the United States. 

Indigenous Peoples' Rights Clinic

Clinic students represent Native American tribal governments and indigenous organizations, support their nation-building activities and assist in advocacy efforts.

International Externships and Legal Practice

Experience the field of international legal practice (ILP) through one of Suffolk's four dynamic and complementary internship programs--engaging in public interest and/or private sector practice while earning academic credit.  Each of the four programs provides students with compelling opportunities to intern internationally in conjunction with specialized academic coursework designed to bridge the divide between theory and practice.

International Semester in Practice

Students in this full-time, 13-week experience get intensive practice experience during the school year under the supervision of a practicing attorney and a Suffolk Law faculty member. Students are embedded in a public service office or public service organization in the U.S. or around the world.

Jessup International Law Moot Court Team

The Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition is the world's largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries.

Semester Exchange Programs

Spend a semester at one of 11 international law schools in Mexico, Germany, Canada, and Sweden.
Study Abroad

Receive credit for summer study at dozens of ABA-approved universities across the globe.

Transnational Law Review

This student-edited journal is one of the oldest international law journals in the country. The journal focuses on international legal issues.

Student Groups

  • Human Rights Law Student Association
  • Humanitarian Law and American Red Cross Society
  • Immigration Law Association
  • International Law Students Association

Suffolk Law students interested in international law have held externships at a number of organizations, including:

  • Centre for Law and Policy Research (India)
  • Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc. (Mexico)
  • Jamaica Environment Trust
  • International Chamber of Commerce (Paris)
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (The Hague)
  • Legal Resources Centre (South Africa)
  • Physicians for Human Rights
  • Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project
  • Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Sweden)
  • US Immigration & Customs Enforcement
  • UNICEF (Cambodia)
  • United Nations