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 2021-2022

All Berkeley Law faculty, staff, and students receive a 50% discount on individual ASIL memberships. Discounted student membership is $30. Discounted regular membership is $115. 

  • To sign up, visit http://www.asil.org/membership and click “JOIN ASIL.” Complete the registration form. You must use your UC Berkeley email address (name@berkeley.edu) to work for the Academic Partner discount code. Select your membership type. The Academic Partner code will provide 50% off any membership type. Students should select the Student Membership. On the payment page, you will be able to enter the discount code: ASILACADPART.
  • To renew your membership, after logging into your account, click on My Account and under User.
  • Menu select Membership Renewal Adjustments. Enter the Promo Code ASILACADPART, then click Show My Price. If the original invoice still appears, click Remove Item, and you should then see the discounted invoice to pay.

Enjoy your ASIL membership!


ASIL 2022 Virtual Annual Meeting
April 6 – 9, 2022
Washington Hilton
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: October 1-31, 2022

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 ccheng@law.berkeley.edu by the end of the day (midnight) on October 31, 2022.
(Students will receive a confirming email of application)

We will notify all awardees by November 23, 2021, at the latest. If you have questions, please contact Caroline Cheng at ccheng@law.berkeley.edu.

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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

Registration:

  • Berkeley Law students will receive complimentary registration for the virtual-only sessions of the 116th ASIL Annual Meeting. 
  • 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 2021 Virtual Midyear Meeting
November 11-12, 2021

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.

The 2021 Midyear Meeting will be virtually on Thursday and Friday, November 11-12, 2021. Berkeley Law students receive complimentary registration to ASIL’s Research Forum at the Midyear Meeting. Registration for the Research Forum opens in early fall 2021. 

  • 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


David D. Caron Prize

The David D. Caron Prize is awarded for the best paper presented at the ASIL Research Forum by 

(a) a student currently enrolled in a graduate program, or 

(b) a person who received a graduate degree not more than five years prior to the date of the Research Forum at which the paper is presented.

The Prize is announced at the Research Forum, and the recipient receives a travel stipend to attend the formal presentation at the Society’s subsequent Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.


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

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

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

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.