Fall 2014 Events


Welcome Reception for Incoming International Law Students
Warren Room (295 Boalt Hall), 5:30-7:30 pm

The Miller Institute is hosting a reception to welcome incoming JD and LLM students interested in international law. Students will have the opportunity to meet members of the international law faculty, international law student groups -- such as the Berkeley Journal for International Law and the Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights.

Miller Institute Faculty Co-Director Kate Jastram 
welcoming students at last year's reception


October 1-31, 2014

Miller Institute-ASIL Student Fellowship Application Period

The Miller Institute-American Society of International Law (ASIL) Student Fellow is awarded funding to attend the 2015 ASIL Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the largest and most important gathering each year of international law practitioners, policymakers, and scholars. The ASIL Annual Meeting regularly features lectures and panels made up of the world’s most eminent international lawyers, including many Berkeley Law faculty and alumni/ae. Attending the meeting is an unparalleled opportunity to expand your knowledge and build your network.

Applicants must be available to travel during the Annual Meeting dates of April 8-11, 2015. The application period is October 1–31, 2014, and the winner will be notified by Thanksgiving.

For more information, see the Fellowship page.




October 1-31, 2014

International Humanitarian Law Student Workshop Application Period

This popular 3-day workshop, which takes place from January 7-9, 2015, 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.

For more information, see the Workshop page.



October 7, 2014 (Tuesday) 

Brown Bag Lunch Talk:  Careers in Public International Law

Asa Solway (’09)
Rule of Law Liaison Office, UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo
134 Boalt Hall, 12:45-2:00 pm

Asa Solway (’09) acts as the representative of the Rule of Law Liaison Office for northern Kosovo, where he monitors and reports on developments in the area of rule of law with emphasis on the integration of parallel judicial structures into the formal legal system. Solway also served a lawyer assisting judges on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.


October 16, 2014 (Thursday) -- PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE

Brown Bag Lunch Talk:  Careers in Public International Law

Tracey Begley
Public Affairs Officer, International Committee of the Red Cross
134 Boalt Hall, 12:45-2:00 pm

In her capacity as Public Affairs Officer for Washington DC delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Ms. Begley is primarily responsible for the dissemination of International Humanitarian Law and works closely with the academic community. Prior to this position, she served as a legal attaché to the ICRC's Legal Division in the Geneva headquarters. 


October 22, 2014 (Wednesday)

Pathways to Employment in International Law
105 Boalt Hall, 12:45-2:00 pm

Sponsored by International Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the California Bar Association

This luncheon panel will feature attorneys practicing international law here in the Bay Area. Practice areas discussed will include international trade, arbitration, employment law, corporate social responsibility, and intellectual property law. Learn about the job application process, the importance of making connections, and what it's really like to practice international law as a career.


November 21, 2014 (Friday)

Symposium on Current Trends in International Arbitration
Boalt Hall (time and location TBD)

Co-sponsored with the California Bar’s International Law Section, Arnold & Porter, Berkeley Law’s Advanced Degree Program, and the Berkeley Center for Law, Business & the Economy