The Judicial Fellows Programme of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is a highly selective program that gives recent law graduates work experience as clerks at the ICJ in The Hague. Only a few of the world’s most outstanding legal scholars are chosen. Candidates are nominated by Penn Carey Law in February of each year and are selected by the Court on a competitive basis.
Catalyst Fellowships support students who obtain unpaid postgraduate positions in government, non-profit, or international organizations that may lead to full-time staff positions or to related employment in the public sector.
Below are some examples of international-related placements:
Clooney Foundation for Justice (Morgan Blomberg L’21) Investigating and gathering evidence about violations of international criminal law.
Reprieve—Secret Prisons Team (Jake Romm L’20) Representing clients at Guantanamo Bay
Center for Justice and Accountability (Meroua Zouai L’20) Supporting active litigation in pending war crimes, crimes against humanity, and torture cases
Funding is available to support LLM postgraduate work on human rights development and reform. Preference will be given to proposals that involve an internship or fellowship with a government agency, non-governmental organization, or multilateral agency.
Human Rights Watch, Tokyo: Atsushi Shiraki LLM’20 Working to enhance access to justice for the underprivileged
TrialWatch, Clooney Foundation for Justice: Hugh Fitzgibbon LLM’21 Monitoring trials of journalists, women, LGBTQ persons, human rights defenders, and minorities
UN Women’s East and Southern Africa Regional Office: Amanda Nasinyama LLM’17 Collating over 300 laws that regulate women’s status in the family
With a long-standing mission of promoting mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchange, Fulbright Fellowships offer both ‘student’ and ‘scholar’ grants to fund 8- to 12-month fellowships in over 140 countries. The Law School’s students and alumni have pursued Fulbright Fellowships to engage globally with a diverse range of research topics and professional opportunities.
Examples of prior Fulbright projects by Law School graduates:
‘Women’s Rights are Human Rights: The Role of Indian Commissions in Advancing Social Change’ (India)
‘Shari’ah-Compliant Insurance and Regulatory Laws’ (Qatar)
‘The Evolution of China’s Legal System: Intellectual Property Rights in an Emerging Market Economy’ (China)
‘Enforcement of Public International Law: The Role for International Criminal Law’ (Netherlands)
Grant to support a binational business study and internship. (Mexico)
‘Abrahamic Influences on Tunisian and American Family Planning Law’ (Tunisia)
‘Social and Legal Implications of Implied Consent and Disclosure’ (Greece)
Helton Fellowships are awarded by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) of which Penn Carey Law is an active member. “Micro-grants” are available for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.
Fellows undertake their projects in association with an established educational institution, international organization, governmental agency, or non-governmental organization.
Women Enabled International (Radhika Saxena LLM’19) Looking at ways domestic laws and policies deny women and girls with disabilities their legal capacity.