Whether you want to become a human rights lawyer, like Hilary Stauffer, or practice Public International Law, like Monica Feria-Tinta, we've got just the career advice for you. The female lawyers we've interviewed have, through the course of their careers, represented Guantanamo Bay detainees (Nancy Hollander) or worked on the emerging field of business and human rights (Elise Groulx). They work for big law and carry out pro bono work, like Salli Swartz. In addition to talking us through their inspirational career achievements, they have shared advice on what they look for when hiring young lawyers, on the importance of having a good general knowledge when practising the law and on working for the international justice system. 

Women in Foreign Policy interviews with female lawyers:

  • Elise Groulx Diggs, Doughty Street Chambers Associate Tenant, Principal BI for Business Integrity & Partners LLC
  • Hilary Stauffer, Visiting Fellow, Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Salli Swartz, Attorney at Law, Artus Wise Partners
  • Almudena Bernabeu, Programme Director, Center for Justice and Accountability
  • Monica Feria-Tinta, Public international law barrister, 20 Essex Street Chambers
  • Nancy Hollander, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward P.A.

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