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 10-12 units of law school credit while conducting 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. Interested students should start by scheduling an advising appointment


  • JD students must be in their 3rd semester of law school or beyond
  • Students must have sufficient “outside of the classroom units” available to use for the field placement as outlined in the academic rules.


Questions about the Hague?      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 former Yugoslavia and Lebanon, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, Europol and many others. Berkeley Law students have conducted successful field placements and internships with these organizations for many years.

The Field Placement Program is governed by ABA Standard 304:  Study Outside the Classroom and Berkeley Law Academic Rule 3 – the 295 Series – (c) Limitations.