Opportunities for Students

globe flag5The Miller Institute and Berkeley Law offers many opportunities for students interested in international law:

Miller Institute-ASIL Student Fellowship

Application period:  October 1-31, 2016
The Miller Institute-ASIL Student Fellow is awarded funding to attend the American Society of International Law (ASIL) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, the largest and most important gathering each year of international law practitioners, policymakers, and scholars.  For more information, click here.

Certificate of Specialization in International Law

Deadline:  April 7, 2017
The specialized curricular program ensures students develop a broad background in fundamental areas of law while receiving advanced training in international law.  Students who meet the requirements are awarded a Certificate of Specialization in International Law at the end of the academic year.  For more information, click here.

Berkeley Law-ASIL Academic Partnership

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is the leading association for scholars, practitioners, and students of international law.  As part of Berkeley Law’s Academic Partnership with ASIL, all Berkeley Law students, staff, and faculty are eligible for a number of benefits including a 50% discount on individual ASIL memberships and complimentary access to the ASIL Jobs Board.  For more information, click here.

Board of Advocates

For Berkeley Law’s internal and external skills competitions, click here.



Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) — Summer 2017 Internships

Deadline:  January 12, 2017

faspe-logoFASPE is now accepting applications for its 2017 Law program.  FASPE Law is a fully-funded, two-week summer program that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive study in contemporary legal ethics. FASPE Law is predicated upon the power of place. Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland where they consider how to apply the lessons of history to the ethical challenges they will face in their careers.

The 2017 program will take place from May 21-June 2. (Fellows are expected to arrive in Europe by Saturday, May 20.) All program costs are covered, including round-trip travel from New York to Europe, European travel, lodging, and food. FASPE Law Fellows travel and share some seminars with Fellows in the FASPE Business and Journalism programs.

FASPE Law is open to current JD and LLM students and those who received a JD or LLM between May 2016 and January 2017. It is designed to address ethical challenges in all fields of law, including the private sector, public interest organizations, and the government.

For more information and an application: www.faspe.info.

If you have any questions, please contact Thorin R. Tritter, Executive Director of FASPE (ttritter@FASPE.info).

Arthur C. Helton Fellowship

Arthur C. Helton

Deadline:  NEW DEADLINE = JANUARY 30, 2017
The fellowships are awarded every year to current students or recent graduates (within three years of graduation) who are pursuing in-country field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, refugee and asylum law, and related areas. The Fellowships award $2,000 to assist in covering expenses for the recipient. For more information, click here.

Two Berkeley Law alumni are past recipients of the Helton Fellowship:  Holly Dranginis (’13), who worked to promote transparency and accountability in Sierra Leone with support from the National Security Archives; and Andrew Smith (LLM ‘12), who used his fellowship to work with Article 19, a freedom of expression organization, at their East Africa office in Nairobi, Kenya.

American Society of International Law Fellowships and Internships

Deadline:  ongoing

asil logo--white on blue bkgrFellowships:  The ASIL International Law Fellows program gives recent graduates the opportunity to gain up to a year of professional experience working on ASIL publications and the development and implementation of its research, education, and outreach programs. The positions are full-time and typically of a six-month duration. Fellows work with their supervisor to identify areas of professional interest that can be developed while working at ASIL.  They also have the opportunity to select and attend various internationally themed events in the active DC international community. Fellows are eligible for a one-time, $2,500 travel stipend, but the position is otherwise unpaid. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify and obtain alternative sources of funding. Fellowships typically start in January, April, July, and October.  For information on current fellowships, see the ASIL Fellowship Page.

Interships: ASIL offers students opportunities to become involved with its work while learning first-hand about the field of international law. All positions are based at ASIL’s Washington DC headquarters and generally require a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week during the fall and spring semesters and usually more during the summer. All internships are unpaid; however, interns may be eligible to earn academic credit through their school. During their internship, participants are encouraged both to attend ASIL events and to take advantage of the plethora of programs in international law and foreign relations that the DC area provides.  For information on available positions, see the ASIL Internship Page.

Contribute to Berkeley Journal of International Law’s Blog: Travaux

Travaux is the blog established by the Berkeley Journal of International Law to provide an open environment where students, practitioners, and experts can discuss and debate contemporary international legal issues in real time. They currently have teams dedicated to covering topics such as human rights, international finance, international organizations, and the United States’ relationship to international law, and they are looking for new contributors.

If you think your work would offer a fresh perspective, such as what you have done in humanitarian law, national security, immigration law, and your work with the UN, consider submitting a blog post to Travaux.

For more information, visit Trauvaux’s submissions page.