Opportunities for Students


The Miller Institute and Berkeley Law offers many opportunities for students interested in international law, including:

▪ Certificate of Specialization in International Law

▪ American Society of International Law (ASIL) membership discount -- As an Academic Partner with ASIL, all Berkeley Law students, staff, and faculty are eligible for a 50% discount on individual memberships.  For enrollment instructions, click here.

Berkeley Law students are also eligible for complimentary registration to ASIL’s Midyear Meeting and Research Forum, November 6-8, 2014, in Chicago.  To register, click here and use the promotional code APSTUDENT2014.

▪ Miller-American Society of International Law Student Fellowship

Board of Advocates (for Berkeley Law's internal and external skills competitions) 


International Humanitarian Law Student Workshop, January 7-9, 2015

Application period:  October 1-31, 2014 

Co-sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross

This popular three-day workshop combines lectures and hands-on small group exercises on international humanitarian law (IHL), or the law of war. The workshop is open to a limited number of law students from around the country, and is taught by legal professionals from the International Committee of the Red Cross, lawyers for the US Armed Forces, and law professors who specialize in IHL.

For more information, see the workshop website.  


Summer Ethics Fellowships for Law Students

Application deadline:  January 6, 2015

Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its 2015 law fellowships. FASPE Law, one component of a larger program that works with students in several professional fields, uses the conduct of lawyers and judges during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive course of study on legal ethics. FASPE is predicated upon the power of place, and in particular the first-hand experience of visiting Auschwitz and traveling through Germany and Poland where Fellows study the past, connecting to it in ways that no class-room-based course can, and consider how to apply the lessons of history as they confront the ethical challenges of today.

Ten to fifteen law students will be chosen to participate in the 2015 trip, which will run from May 24-June 4. Fellowships cover all program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food.

To apply or to learn more about FASPE, visit www.FASPE.info


Rule of Law/Proposal Development Internship, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Tetra Tech DPK (Tt DPK) provides technical, management, and advisory services to help developing and transitioning societies navigate the challenges they face. They work around the world with donors such as the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the US Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and the World Bank to help establish and strengthen productive relationships between state and society and develop sustainable government and justice systems that are responsible, transparent, accountable, fair, and efficient.

Tt DPK seeks two Rule of Law/Proposal Development Interns to start in the Fall semester (September-December 2014) and continue through the Spring (January-May 2015) to assist the Business/Proposal Development/Recruitment team. Candidates should be interested in learning more about international development, proposal development for donor-funded projects, and technical methodologies utilized in rule of law, access to justice, crime and violence prevention, governmental integrity, and anti-corruption projects around the world. Solid writing, research, and computer skills are essential. The internship is paid.

For more information, see the Tt DPK internship page.


Contribute to Berkeley Journal of International Law's New Blog:  Travaux

Travaux is the blog established by the Berkeley Journal of International Law to provide an open environment where students, practitioners, and experts can discuss and debate contemporary international legal issues in real time. They currently have teams dedicated to covering topics such as human rights, international finance, international organizations, and the United States’ relationship to international law, and they are looking for new contributors.

If you think your work would offer a fresh perspective, such as what you have done in humanitarian law, national security, immigration law, and your work with the UN, consider submitting a blog post to Travaux.

For more information, visit Trauvaux's submissions page