Miller Institute-ASIL Student Fellowship

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 we have collaborated with Berkeley Law’s Advanced Degree Programs Office to give more students the opportunity to attend the meeting.

2022 ASIL Annual Meeting
April 6-9, 2022
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Eligibility: All JD, JSP, LLM, JSD students can apply. Applicants must be available to travel during the Annual Meeting dates of April 6-9, 2022.

Application period: 10/5/21 – 11/5/21

1. Download the 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 to and by the end of the day (midnight) on November 5, 2021.
(Students will receive a confirming email of application)

We will notify all awardees by November 30, 2021, at the latest. If you have questions, please contact Caroline Cheng at or Toni Mendicino at

2022 Annual Meeting Theme: Personalizing International Law

As we emerge from one of the most isolating years in our memories, we invite reflection on how international law is experienced by individuals, communities, business organizations, and other non-state actors, the ways in which these actors shape international law, and how states might react to these efforts. From those combatting disease, seeking asylum, facing unemployment, resisting eviction, or struggling to access basic nutrition, to others who may just be wondering “what is the relevance of international law for me?” – this year’s Annual Meeting focuses on how people, independently or collectively, interact with international law. Specifically, the 2022 Annual Meeting will examine how international law is experienced personally. Questions that will be addressed include:

  • How do individuals experience international law in their daily lives? 
  • How do non-State actors contribute or pose challenges to the creation, evolution, interpretation, and enforcement of international law?
  • What and who is prioritized in the public and private application of international law?

This focus is particularly significant today when the daily lives of most of the world’s people have been upended and recalibrated by a global pandemic, massive economic losses, climate challenges, and persistent racial injustice. In this time of crisis convergence, the Society’s Annual Meeting is a call to examine the ways that international law meets or fails people’s expectations and to explore ideas of how international law can better address these and other challenges.

NEW! “Thematic” Tracks:

  • International Law Beyond the State
  • “What about me?”: Exploring Relevance for the Individual
  • The Isolationist Challenge
  • International Law in the Information Age
  • Community, Social Movements, and International Law
  • Navigating Crisis Convergence  
  • The Competing Values of International Law

Everyone will register based on their membership status with ASIL.

2020 Miller Institute-ASIL Fellows

Ilya Akdemir (JSD ’21)
Zuzanna Buszman (LLM ’20)
Bonnie Cherry (JSP ’21)
Sarah Domenick (JD ’21)
Ivey Dyson (JD ’21)
Johannes Hegele (LLM ’20)
Christine Hulsizer (JD ’21)
Allaa Mageid (JD ’21)

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.