Opportunities for Students
Below is a list of opportunities for students interested in international law available from the Miller Institute and Berkeley Law, as well as outside organizations.
Students may also want to check out Berkeley Law's Board of Advocates page for all of the school’s internal and external skills competitions.
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.
James Baker Hughes Prize for Best Manuscript on International Economic Law
Deadline: April 15, 2014
The Houston Journal of International Law invites law students at all levels (JD, LLM) to compete for the James Baker Hughes Prize, awarded to the best unpublished student-written manuscript on the subject of international economic law. “International economic law” is a broad term that can include all legal aspects of economic relations, from private business matters to international trade conflicts. The article must be an unpublished student-written manuscript.
The $500 cash award is funded by a grant from Judge Lynn N. Hughes, and the winning submission will be published as the “James Baker Hughes Prize” article in an upcoming issue of the Houston Journal of International Law.
For guidelines and more information, see the flyer.
Publish with the Berkeley Journal of International Law
Deadline for Fall 2014 issue: May 22, 2014
In each issue, the Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL) aims to publish at least one piece of student scholarship on topics of international law. BJIL invites submissions on issues relating to comparative law, foreign affairs, public international law, and private international law. Submissions should not exceed 14,000 words, including footnotes.
BJIL publishes a fall and spring issue each year and has two submissions cycles for Student Notes. The submissions deadline for the Fall 2014 issue is May 22, 2014. Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by BJIL Submissions Editors and final decisions made in consultation with the Editors-in-Chief. Authors will receive notification of a publication decision approximately one month after the submission deadline.
J.D. students may submit Notes starting with the spring issue deadline of their 2L year. We also welcome submissions from LLM and PhD students. Recent Berkeley Law graduates may also submit Notes for consideration.
Learn more about BJIL’s submissions criteria and application process at http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/bjil/policies.html.
To preserve anonymity, student submissions and cover sheets must contain no identifying information and be sent to email@example.com. However, if you have any questions about the submissions process, please email the Submissions Editors at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 16th Annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition
Deadline: May 23, 2014
The Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and Brooklyn Law School are sponsoring this Writing Competition to encourage law students who are interested in careers in customs and international trade law. Winning papers will be considered for publication in the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. Entrants must be currently enrolled in a JD or LLM.program at any of the nation’s law schools.
Two prizes will be awarded: $1000 for first prize and $500 for second prize
For submission guidelines and more information, see the competition website.
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.