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International Lawyers share career experiences with students in Centre for International Law events

24 May 2022

On 23rd March and 27th April, the Centre for International Law invited two panels of international lawyers to share their career experiences in two ‘International Law in Practice’ sessions.

On 23rd March, over 50 students joined an online panel to hear from Dima Yared from OHCHR, Marc Husillos from UNHCR, Kate Hamilton from the FCDO and Benn McGrady from the WHO. The panellists discussed what their roles involved, how they work with international law, the best and more challenging parts of their role as well as their career path so far. It was a fantastic opportunity for students to hear from a range of international lawyers and ask questions on how best to take the next steps in their own careers.

On 27th April, students joined Jo Bowen, Amelia Morrissey (both from Army Legal Services) and David Goddard from the FCDO. This session focussed on the application of international law during armed conflict and the role of international lawyers in ensuring compliance with legal standards. The panellists shared first hand experiences of being on legal deployment and the realities of the complexity of applying law during military operations. This was followed by a lively plenary where students asked further questions.

We have had fantastic feedback from students and panellists for both events and hope to organise further panels next year. For further details, please contact the Centre Co-Directors.

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If you would like to know any additional information regarding the above news item, please contact the Centre Executive Assistant, Paige Spicer.

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