As a public institution, with a mission to serve the community, Berkeley Law is distinct from its elite peers.  As the interdisciplinary, internationally-focused center at Berkeley Law, the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law serves not just the law school and campus communities, but also endeavors to serve the international community.  Our global perspective and highly collaborative approach to advocacy and scholarship raises the profile of Berkeley Law as a renowned center of research and policy development that fosters change and also prepares Berkeley Law students to effectively respond to the international dimensions of legal problems.  As part of the University of California, Berkeley, the Miller Institute maintains superior access to resources of talent, interdisciplinary collaborations and world-class scholarship.


Affiliates at Berkeley Law

Berkeley Journal of International Law

Human Rights Center

International Human Rights Law Clinic

Law of the Sea Institute

Sho Sato Program in Japanese and US Law


Boalt Student Community

The Miller Institute is committed to preparing Berkeley law students to practice law in a rapidly evolving and globalizing marketplace. Members of our faculty are renowned experts in International and Comparative Law, and each semester at Boalt there is an exciting selection of International Law and Comparative Law course offerings.

The Miller Institute is proud to collaborate with and provide support to Boalt’s internationally-focused student journals and other groups, including the Berkeley Journal of International Law, the International Law Society, and the Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights.  We aim to provide a central hub for the international law student community at Boalt.  We feature many opportunities for both current law students and recent alumni to directly participate in the Institute’s research.