Student Activities

INTERNATIONAL LAW SOCIETY

The International Law Society provides a forum for students and faculty with an interest in international law to meet and exchange ideas. ILS seeks to generate interest in the field of international law by inviting debate, encouraging research, and sponsoring periodic symposia and speakers.

THE BERKELEY JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

As one of the leading international law journals in the United States, the Berkeley Journal of International Law infuses international legal scholarship and practice with new ideas to address today’s most complex legal challenges. BJIL is committed to publishing high¬-impact pieces from established and newer scholars likely to advance scholarly and policy debates in international and comparative law. With over 100 members from the JD, LLM, PhD, and Visiting Scholar programs, BJIL is at the center of UC Berkeley’s international law community. BJIL also hosts professional and social events with students, academics, and practitioners on pressing international legal issues.The Journal seeks to sustain and strengthen UC Berkeley’s international law program and to cultivate critical learning and legal expertise amongst its members.

BOALT HALL COMMITTEE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

The Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights promotes human rights education and advocacy in the law school, throughout the campus, and the community. By increasing the organization, capacity, and unity of Berkeley Law’s international human rights community, increasing general awareness, and fostering dialogue and student participation in international human rights issues.

THE BOALT ASSOCIATION OF MILITARY & VETERANS

This organization is made up of current active duty service members, veterans, and civilians. It focuses primarily on the exchange of information regarding military/veterans issues; establishing a different perspective and providing a forum for substantive military law and national security law conversations at Berkeley Law; formulating employment opportunities that may not currently be offered or developed through the Career Development Office that are of interest to veterans; and forming a cohesive bond of camaraderie amongst all members.

STUDENT-INITIATED LEGAL SERVICES PROJECTS

Berkeley’s student-initiated legal services projects offer students hands-on pro bono legal experience in areas including asylum representation, Iraqi refugee resettlement, human trafficking, and international human rights.