Opportunities for Students
Summer 2014 Ethics Fellowships for Students
Application deadline: January 6, 2014
The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) seeks applications for its 2014 law fellowships. FASPE Law, one component of a larger program that works with students in several fields, uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust 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 and consider how to apply the lessons of history as they confront the ethical challenges of today.
The 2014 program will run from May 25-June 5. Fellowships cover all program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food.
Lisa-Marie Rudi (’13), who received her LLM from Berkeley Law, was awarded a Summer 2013 fellowship.
To apply, visit the FASPE website.
2014 Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program
Application deadline: January 13, 2014
Established in 2004, the Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) recognizes the legacy of Arthur Helton, a remarkable ASIL member who died in the August 19, 2003 bombing of the UN mission in Baghdad along with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Viera de Mello and 20 others. Funded in part by contributions from ASIL members and private foundations, Helton Fellowships provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” of $2,000 for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.
Two recent Berkeley Law alumni were awarded Helton Fellowships:
• Holly Dranginis (JD ’13) received a 2013 Fellowship to promote transparency and accountability in Sierra Leone, evaluating the new Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by gathering declassified documents as evidence for human rights claims.
• Andrew Smith (LLM ‘12) used his 2012 Fellowship to work with Article 19, a freedom of expression organization, at their East Africa office in Nairobi, Kenya. He provided legal assistance to a project on the protection of journalists from violence, and worked to promote the information rights of internally displaced people. For more on Andrew's work, click here.
For more information, visit the Helton Fellowship website.
UC Human Rights Fellowship 2014
Application deadline: February 20, 2014
The Human Rights Center at Berkeley offers students in the University of California system the opportunity to spend the summer working with human rights organizations in the United States and abroad. UC Human Rights Fellows come from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, political science, law, environmental science, journalism, public policy, public health, and medicine. Since 1994, 244 UC Human Rights Fellows have addressed the most pressing human rights issues in 65 countries with more than 190 organizations worldwide.
The UC Human Rights Fellows are awarded a $4,500 stipend to work with a human rights organization and to carry out clearly defined fieldwork during summer 2014.
For more information, visit the Human Rights Center’s website.
Certificate of Specialization in International Law
Application deadline: April 4. 2014
Berkeley Law students may undertake a specialization in international law. The specialized curricular program ensures students develop a broad background in fundamental areas of law while receiving advanced training in international law. Students who meet the requirements are awarded a Certificate of Specialization in International Law.
For more information on the certificate requirements, click here.
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.