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.

▪ Miller-American Society of International Law Student Fellowship

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


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


ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program



Deadline for mentee applications: June 15, 2014
Deadline for mentor applications: July 1, 2014

The Women in International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) is pleased to announce the launch of the second year of the Women in International Law Mentoring Program.

The Women in International Law Mentoring Program links experienced female international law professionals with female law students and new attorneys interested in professional development in the field of international law. Mentoring takes place in a group setting, with a maximum of four mentees for every mentor. Mentors and mentees meet in person every other month during the course of an academic year to discuss topics and engage in activities designed to help junior women enter and be successful in the beginning years of practicing international law. Upon finishing the requirements of the one-year program, all participants receive a certificate of completion.

Contact lfellow1@asil.org for more information.

WILIG luncheon, April 20, 2014 
featuring (l-r) International Court of Justice Judges Xue Hanqin, Joan Donoghue ('81),  
Julie Sebutinde, and US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor


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