How Can PROLAW Enhance My Career?
PROLAW develops leaders to advance social justice across the globe, through effective, sustainable governance and rule of law reform by providing their students with the specialized theory, skills, and understanding they need to address the complex challenge of reforming and strengthening governance and the rule of law in countries that are developing, in economic transition, or recovering from violent conflict.
The 2016 PROLAW Alumni Survey showed that 97% of PROLAW graduates are employed after graduation. 39% returned to work in their own governments (ministries, judiciary or public justice institutions) in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe. 30% are working around the world in rule of law advocacy and governance development as part of international organizations, peacekeeping missions, non-government organizations and international consulting firms. The remaining PROLAW students are making a difference as professors, researchers and legal and corporate practitioners in their home countries.
2016 PROLAW Alumni Survey
Note: alumni from first 4 cohorts, excluding six students that did not reply to the survey
Career Services To Support You
PROLAW Career Services is available to mentor you in creating a professional development plan and to support you in building an international professional network with individuals and organizations involved in rule of law and development work.
Development Internship Program
Students will be assisted in finding internship opportunities with organizations which carry out rule of law and development work. These internships generally take place after the course-work part of the program in Rome is finished. Several PROLAW internship scholarships of $3,000 are awarded on a competitive basis to help fund living costs. Previous PROLAW students have enjoyed internships at the large development organizations based in Rome (the International Development Law Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and UNIDROIT), as well as at other international organizations such as the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, the African Union in Addis Abeba and the European Public Law Organization in Athens.