Protégé: The path to international law as a new lawyer

13 March 2022 By Robyn Tongol

With decades of experience behind them, many inspiring and incredible practitioners have made a name for themselves as international lawyers. While the feat may seem quite daunting for aspiring lawyers, our next guest shares why it is entirely possible to get started on this path to international law immediately.

In this episode of The Protégé Podcast, host Naomi Neilson is joined by post-graduate law student Sadaf Azimi – who has already gained years of experience in the international law space – to chat about why it is possible for all new lawyers. 

The episode is full of tips on where aspiring international lawyers can get started, what skills they should be looking into and how to craft the perfect application. From her own experience, Sadaf talks about why language was a key component of her own submissions and the Australia-based organisations that could lend a hand. 

For listeners concerned about how they could fit into this space, Sadaf said it is important to “rise to the occasion” in any job: “I would really encourage anybody who is thinking of applying to not be discouraged from job descriptions. It is likely that everyone will rise to the occasion and be more than equipped to do it.” 

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Sadaf also shares with listeners what her own international law experiences were like, including at the United Nations and the International Bar Association. 

Have a listen below! 

If you have any questions about the episode or if there are any topics that you might want us to look into, please reach out – we would love to hear from you! 

We’re also always open to new guests, so if you have an exciting story to tell, if you’re standing out as a student or graduate, or if you can offer some tips for our young lawyers, get in touch. 

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