International Law is defined as the body of law governing relations between nations.  The term also is divided into either public or private international law. Public international law governs the relationship between states and international organizations. This includes international criminal law and international humanitarian law. Private international law governs private transactions and disputes between parties from differing nations. Although Nebraska Law has alumni practicing internationally in diverse places such as Beijing, China, Rome, Italy, Singapore and Guam, the majority of our alumni practicing in the area of international law do so from the United States.  One example of this is our alumnus, Andy Massey, who is the general counsel for Valmont Industries, an international corporation based in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Massey’s job has him dealing with the diverse laws of India, Ethiopia, Australia and many other nations in which Valmont does business.  One of the most likely venues to deal in international law is the federal government and related agencies. Below is a list of various agencies in Washington, D.C. that deal with the practice of International Law:

International Trade
US Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agriculture Service
US International Trade Commission, Office of the General Counsel
US Department of Commerce
Export-Import Bank of the United States
Unites States Trade Representative
Institute for Policy Studies
Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of International Affairs
Washington International Trade Association
Federal Trade Commission, International Antitrust
International Law Institute

Public International Law
US Department of State
Organization of American State
American Society of International Law
US Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Armed Forces, International Affairs and Intelligence
US Department of Treasury, General Counsel for International Affairs
US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
International Crisis Group
ABA Central and East European Law Initiative (ABA CEELI)

US Agency for International Development (USAID)
Pan-American Health Organization
US Information Agency
US National Academy of Sciences, Office of International Affairs
US President’s Council on Sustainable Development
Immigration and Asylum
US Department of Justice, Executive Office of Immigration Review
Ayuda, Inc.
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights
Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition
International Human Rights
Center for Justice and International Law
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights
Human Rights Watch
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Development Program
Amnesty International
Refugee Women in Development
International Environmental Law
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of International Affairs
Friends of the Earth
Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund
Wilderness Society
Natural Resources Defense Council
International Wildlife Federation
Environmental Law Institute