The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is the leading association for scholars, practitioners, and students of international law. ASIL is dedicated to fostering the study of international law and to promoting the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice. Founded in 1906, it brings a 100-plus-year-old tradition of convening its diverse community, comprising 4,000 members from more than 100 countries, to address the pressing international legal questions of the day.
Berkeley Law, through the Miller Institute, is an ASIL Academic Partner. As part of this partnership, all Berkeley Law students, staff, and faculty are eligible for a number of benefits:
50% discount on individual ASIL memberships
Free access to the ASIL Jobs Board
Information on ASIL Fellowships and Internships
50% Discount on Individual ASIL Memberships 2019-2020
1) Visit www.asil.org/membership and click “JOIN ASIL.”
2) Complete the registration form. You must use your UC Berkeley email address (email@example.com) for the Academic Partner discount code to work.
3) Select your membership type. The Academic Partner code will provide 50% off any membership type. Students should select the Student Membership.
4) On the payment page, you will be able to enter the discount code: ASILACAD1920.
Enjoy your ASIL membership!
Free Access to the ASIL Jobs Board
Students enjoy FREE ACCESS to the ASIL member-only Jobs Board, which includes postings on summer and semester internships, as well as full-time jobs related to international law. (Membership is not required.) Visit the ASIL Jobs Board page to create an account using your UC Berkeley email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ASIL Fellowships and Internships
ASIL INTERNATIONAL LAW FELLOWSHIP
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 website.
ARTHUR C. HELTON FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: January 27, 2020
Helton Fellowships provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” of $2,000 for law students and new professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas. The Fellowships are intended to contribute to paying for logistics, housing and living expenses, and other costs related to the Fellow’s international law fieldwork and research. For more information, see the Helton Fellowship website.
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 website.