Berkeley Law in The Hague

Berkeley Law in the Hague

Berkeley Law JD students have the opportunity to participate in our Berkeley Law in the Hague Program. Eligible students can earn 10 to 12 credits while taking part in a field placement at a range of international legal institutions including

  • international criminal tribunals,
  • public and private international law organizations,
  • peace and security organizations, and
  • non-governmental organizations.

Students work under the supervision of a lawyer within these organizations and will have the opportunity to take a concurrent course, International Law in Practice.


  • JD students must be in their 4th semester of law school or beyond
  • Students must have sufficient non-classroom units available to enroll in the field placement.

Schedule an Advising Appointment          The Field Placement Application


Why The Hague?

The Hague is the seat of the government of the Netherlands and has been called the “legal capital of the world.” It is the site of international organizations working in the fields of international criminal law, public and private international law, international arbitration, and peace and justice. These institutions include the International Criminal Court, International Court of Justice, ad hoc Tribunals addressing crimes committed in certain countries, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Europol, and many others. Berkeley Law students have participated in successful field placements and externships with these organizations for many years.