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 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

Boalt Hall, 9 am-5 pm 

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.

The application period is October 1-31, 2014.  For more information, see the workshop website.


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  


 Course  Instructor
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