Opportunities for Students
The Miller Institute and Berkeley Law offers many opportunities for students interested in international law, including:
▪ 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. Join online at: www.asil.org.
▪ Board of Advocates (for Berkeley Law's internal and external skills competitions)
International Humanitarian Law Student Workshop, January 7-10, 2015
Boalt Hall, 9 am-5 pm first three days, 9 am-noon last day
Co-sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross
This popular 3.5-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 U.S. Armed Forces, and law professors who specialize in IHL.
The application period will be October 1-31. We are in the process of revising the application, so please check back soon.
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.
Fall 2014 International and Comparative Law Courses
|Armed Conflict and International Law||Kate Jastram|
|Armed Conflict and International Law Lab Course||Ryan Lincoln|
|Business Law in Japan and the United States: Laws, Contracts, Markets, and Social Norms||Zenichi Shishido|
|Business, Social Responsibility and Human Rights||Jamie O’Connell|
|Comparative Law||Laurent Mayali|
|Field Placement Program – International Law||Sue Schechter|
|International Business Negotiations||Jay Finkelstein & Hilary Gevondyan|
|International Business Transactions||Shruti Rana|
|International Commercial Arbitration||Andrew Guzman|
|International Human Rights Law Clinic & Advanced International Human Rights Law Clinic and Seminar||Laurel Fletcher, Roxanna Altholz & Allison Davenport|
|Legal Institutions and Global Economic Development||Prasad Krishnamurthy|
|UCDC: Law and Lawyering in the Nation’s Capital||Nicole Lehtman & Sue Schechter|
For detailed course descriptions, 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.