Miller-ASIL Student Fellowship

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The Miller Institute-American Society of International Law (ASIL) Student Fellow is awarded funding to attend the ASIL Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the largest and most important gathering each year of international law practitioners, policymakers, and scholars. ASIL Fellows receive support for travel, lodging, and conference registration to attend the Annual Meeting. 

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. Attending the meeting is an unparalleled opportunity for students to expand their knowledge and build their network.

Since 2015 the Miller Institute has collaborated with Berkeley Law’s Advanced Degree Programs Office to give more students the opportunity to attend the meeting.

2023 Annual Meeting

March 29 – March 31, 2023
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

Eligibility: All enrolled Berkeley Law JD, JSP, LLM, JSD students can apply. Applicants must be available to travel during the Annual Meeting dates of March 29-31, 2023.

Application period: October 1-31, 2022

1. Download the Miller-ASIL-student-award-2023-application and save it to your computer to use the fill-in capacity on the form.

2. Email the application and a copy of your CV or résumé to by the end of the day (midnight) on October 31, 2022.
(Students will receive a confirming email of application)

We will notify all awardees by November 30, 2022, at the latest. If you have questions, please contact Toni Mendicino at


2023 Annual Meeting

March 29-31, 2023
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

2023 Annual Meeting Theme: The Reach and Limits of International Law to Solve Today’s Challenges

International law seems to be perpetually in crisis. Profound questions abound regarding its functions, utility, relevance, and ability to provide solutions in a complex and changing world. The past few years have presented us with multiple challenges – from trade wars to a global pandemic to the worsening of climate change to the invasion of Ukraine – which have led some to question the role and value of international law as a tool for solving modern day crises.

As international lawyers, it is incumbent on us to question underlying assumptions and to revisit the aims of international law and its ability to provide solutions to crises, big and small. It is worth reflecting on the more modest wins of international law, and to query the reach – as well as the very real limits – of what international law is, and what it can do. It is only in challenging and questioning the reach and limits of international law that we can, as a community, navigate, and ultimately strive to reinforce and strengthen its importance.

The 2023 ASIL Annual Meeting Committee seeks to elicit a more nuanced assessment of the role of international law in the world today, and the often incremental way in which it interacts, effects change, and succeeds – or fails – as a tool to address real-world global problems. Topics and session themes are under consideration and will be announced in Fall 2022.

Everyone will register based on their membership status with ASIL.

Berkeley Law-ASIL Academic Partnership

As an Academic Partner of the American Society of International Law, all Berkeley Law students are eligible for a number of benefits from ASIL. For more information, click here.