ASIL Benefits for Berkeley Law Students

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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% off of any membership type for any faculty, staff, or students (ASILACADPART for faculty and staff, and APSTUDENT for students)

  • Free student registration code for the ASIL Midyear Meeting Research Forum
  • Career services and mentoring information for students
  • Free access to the ASIL Jobs Board

  • Information on ASIL Fellowships and Internships


50% Discount on Individual ASIL Memberships 2020-2021

1) Visit www.asil.org/membership and click “JOIN ASIL.”

2) Complete the registration form. You must use your UC Berkeley email address (name@berkeley.edu) 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, please enter the discount code.  Faculty, staff, and students can use the promo code for new memberships and for renewals. 
Students are only eligible for online access to the Journal and other ASIL publications.

Academic Partnership Flyer

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Enjoy your ASIL membership!


ASIL 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting
March 24 to March 26, 2021

Event Description

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, economic, and racial justice 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 some may hope for a return to “normalcy” in all these areas, the current moment offers both the challenge and the opportunity 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.

Session 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

Registration:

All Berkeley Law students will register for Free. Everyone else will register based on their membership status with ASIL.

https://www.asil.org/annualmeeting

Membership Due:

50% off of any membership type for any faculty, staff, or students (ASILACADPART for faculty and staff, and APSTUDENT for students)

https://asil.org/membership/asil-membership


ASIL Midyear Research Forum
October 29-30, 2020

Event Description

The American Society of International Law hosts a Midyear Meeting annually in late October or early November. The meeting encompasses several events, including leadership meetings of the Society’s Executive Council and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law; the Research Forum, which features cutting-edge international law scholarship by more than 70 authors; and the Practitioners’ Forum.

ASIL Academic Partner Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio is the host of the Research Forum portion of the 2020 Midyear Meeting. In addition to the 24 panels featuring over 70 authors presenting cutting edge research in the field of international law and relations, the Midyear Meeting will include over a dozen hours of professional development opportunities for current law students and recent graduates.

The Society’s 2020 Midyear Meeting will be held in a fully virtual format. Participants will be able to engage with presenters and discussants throughout the conference, as well as each other. The Midyear Meeting will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 29-30.

Berkeley Law students receive complimentary admission to the Midyear meeting.  

Go to https://www.asil.org/midyear-meeting and click on Midyear Meeting Registration then select Create an ASIL Account.  After entering the contact details, you will be redirected to the membership application form.  You can skip this and navigate back to registration to finish signing up for the meeting.  Please enter the promotional code APSTUDENT on the payment page for free registration.  On the confirmation page, click continue to complete the registration process.

Click here for the Conference Schedule

Click here for Midyear Meeting Registration


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 (name@berkeley.edu).


ASIL Fellowships and Internships

ASIL INTERNATIONAL LAW FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: ongoing

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 INTERNSHIP
Deadline: ongoing

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.