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Conferences and Research Abroad

Conferences Abroad

Throughout the year, students at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School have the opportunity to participate in important conferences, consortia, and symposia around the world. Our faculty members may also invite students to join them on key meetings, research presentations, and other undertakings overseas.

International Legal Research Fellowships 

Students seeking to undertake a short-term legal research project abroad have access to summer funding through the International Legal Research (ILR) Fellowship program. 

ILR Fellowship in the UK: Public–Private Partnerships in Real Estate Law 

Read about Quentin Mansfield’s ILR experience

Riann Winget in Amsterdam

ILR Fellowship in the Netherlands: Patchwork in the Polders

Read about Riann Winget’s ILR experience

ENGAGE Fellowships

ENGAGE fellowships support law students seeking to take part in internationally focused research projects, conferences, or fact-finding missions under the direct guidance of Penn Carey Law faculty (professors, lecturers, or adjuncts). 

PLEASE NOTE: As of March 1, 2024, applications are no longer being accepted for the ENGAGE Fellowship program for the 2023-2024 academic year.

ENGAGE Fellowship: The Hague Academy of International Law

Learn about Paul-Angelo dell’Isola’s ENGAGE experience


ENGAGE Fellowship: CEDAW in Geneva, Switzerland

Learn about Chayla Sherrod’s ENGAGE experience

  Waseda Transnational Program on International Arbitration Waseda Transnational Program on International Arbitration

Waseda Transnational Program

Each March, Penn Carey Law students join student and faculty counterparts from Japan, China, Germany, Korea, and Taiwan for this interactive symposium at one of Asia’s most competitive, innovative, and highly regarded law schools.

2023 Waseda TNL

Waseda TNP: Business and Human Rights

“I appreciated learning about private international law and its similarities to U.S. domestic conflict of law principles. Then, I had the opportunity to explore Tokyo and all it has to offer, from the bustling streets of Shibuya to the serene temples of Kamakura.”

Read more about the March 2023 program

Waseda TNP: Same-Sex Marriage

“It was both enriching and rewarding to see facets of your history in another LGBTQ movement as well as discuss critical differences with international colleagues.”

Read more about the March 2021 program

Salzburg Rapporteurship

Penn Carey Law students have had the privilege to serve as rapporteurs for key sessions of the Salzburg Global Seminar, where they observe the convenings to record summaries, recommendations, and other takeaways from plenary discussions and sessions.

Salzburg Global Seminar

Salzburg Seminar: Combatting Extremism

“Perhaps the most inspiring portion of the session came…when delegates stood to propose new initiatives to bring to their home countries…. The initiatives proposed offer tremendous potential to promote ideals and values key to combatting extremism.”

Read more about Joshua Spector’s experience as a rapporteur