2021 Fellowship Application

What: Fellows receive support for travel, lodging, and registration to attend the 2021 ASIL Annual Meeting on “Reconceiving International Law: Creativity in Times of Crisis.”

When: March 24-27, 2021

Where: Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009

Eligibility: All JD, JSP, LLM, and JSD students can apply. Applicants must be available to travel during the Annual Meeting dates of March 24-27, 2021.

Application period: November 1-30, 2020


Reconceiving International Law: Creativity in Times of Crisis

In these extraordinary times, dramatic shifts in global health, the global economy, and geopolitical power structures are forcing human beings to adapt and evolve. These shifts require us to revisit the operation of the legal, political, and conceptual structures of our international order, and to examine the possibility — and perhaps necessity — of creating new norms, tools, and paradigms.

Today’s health and economic crises are having a profound impact on the rule of law, human security, and the environment; human rights and gender equality; international business and trade; and virtually all other aspects of society. These effects are being exacerbated by the differing approaches that governments, international organizations, and private actors have taken toward international problem-solving. Although our instinct may be to strive to return to “normalcy” in all these areas, we may need to invent a new normal. The current moment thus gives rise to both unprecedented challenges and unique opportunities to reconsider and potentially to reshape international law and international institutions.

The 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law will provide a forum to think critically and creatively about all fields of international law. Sessions will present a broad range of perspectives on innovative ways to address emerging issues, to improve global governance, and to tackle international problems. More than ever, it is a time to come together as international law scholars and practitioners, and to challenge ourselves to imagine a new way forward.

Thematic Tracks:

  • International Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Criminal Justice
  • Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution
  • International Trade, Investment, and Finance
  • International Organizations, Global Governance, and Global Health
  • Security, Foreign Relations, and Use of Force
  • Environment, Sea, Space, and Sustainable Development

Application instructions:

  1. Download the application and save it to your computer in order to use the form’s fill-in function.
  1. Email application and a copy of your CV to ccheng@law.berkeley.edu by end of day (12 midnight) on November 30, 2020. (Students will receive an email confirming receipt of application on the next business day.)

Fellows will be notified by February 15, 2021, at the latest

If you have any questions, contact Caroline Cheng (ccheng@law.berkeley.edu)


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