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Global Justice Fellowship (GJF)

Global Justice Fellowship

The Global Justice Fellowship (GJF) is one of two major summer global programs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The GJF supports JD students in pursuing international public interest internships over the summer.

To complement the Law School’s course offerings and clinical opportunities, the GJF provides students with opportunities to gain first-hand experience in promoting and advocating for global justice.

Many students come to law school eager to explore international and comparative human rights and rule of law issues. This program is designed to immerse students in the law and legal culture of another part of the world and to work on the most pressing global issues facing the world today.


Student Voices

Kimberly Grambo and the Dalai Lama

Kimberly Grambo L’19

“In addition to conducting substantive research on legal threats to free media in South Asia, I met and worked with a fierce group of democracy defenders throughout my fellowship, who introduced me to a broad and interconnected web of challenges to the rule of law in the region.” 

2016 Professionalism Day Headshots

Allyson Reynolds L’19

“The ICC aims to hold individuals, rather than States, accountable for the most serious crimes of concern to the international community such as genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. My greatest privilege this summer was learning from and working alongside individuals with a vast spectrum of experiences, all dedicated to the pursuit of international criminal justice through ending impunity.”

Read Allyson’s reflections from internship at the ICC 

GJF Spotlights

Eduarda Lague L'21

Center for Justice and International Law

Learn about Eduarda Lague’s summer internship at CEJIL in Buenos Aires.

Read about Lague’s experience

John Peng

Center for Migration and International Relations

Learn about John Peng’s summer internship at CMIR in Kathmandu.

Read about Peng’s experience

Office of the U.N. High Commissioner of Human Rights

Learn about Leah Wong’s summer internship at UNHCR in Geneva

Read about Wong’s experience

Institute for Human Rights and Business

Learn about Maura Douglas’s summer internship at IHRB in London.

Read about Douglas’ experience

Student Videos