For information on Financial Support for Public Interest Fellowships, contact the Toll Public Interest Center. For questions on the ICJ Fellowship contact Caroline Ruhle in the Office of Career Strategy. For questions on Fulbright Fellowships, contact Lauren Owens in International Affairs.
The Judicial Fellows Programme of the International Court of Justice is a highly selective program that gives recent law graduates work experience as clerks at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague — only a few of the world’s most outstanding legal scholars are chosen. Candidates are nominated by Penn Law in February of each year and are selected by the Court on a competitive basis.
Catalyst Fellowships support students who obtain post-graduate volunteer positions in government, non-profit, or international organizations that may lead to full-time staff positions or to related employment in the public sector.
Jon Blomberg L’21
Clooney Foundation for Justice
Investigating and gathering evidence about violations of international criminal law.
Jake Romm L’20
Reprieve - Secret Prisons Team
Representing clients at Guantanamo Bay.
Meroua Zouai L’20
Center for Justice and Accountability
Supporting active litigation in pending war crimes, crimes against humanity, and torture cases.
Project-based Fellowships enable students and recent alumni to design a one-year project to address a specific need of a non-profit partner organization. Recent internationally focused partners include Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, Earthjustice, Reprieve, and the Center for Justice and Accountability.
Allison Perlin L’20
Human Rights First
Supporting immigrant justice efforts through direct immigration representation and impact litigation. (Pennsylvania Law Review Fellowship)
LLM Postgraduate Fellowship
Funding 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.
Hugh Fitzgibbon LLM’21
Clooney Foundation for Justice’s TrialWatch
Monitoring trials of journalists, women, LGBTQ persons, human rights defenders, and minorities and advocate for those who are unjustly imprisoned.
Atsushi Shiraki LLM’20
Human Rights Watch in Tokyo
Working to enhance access to justice for the underprivileged.
With a long-standing mission of promoting mutual understanding through educational and cultural exchange, Fulbright offer both ‘student’ and ‘scholar’ grants to fund 8-12 month fellowships in over 140 countries. Penn’s Law School students and alumni have pursued Fulbright fellowships to engage globally with a diverse range of research topics and professional opportunities.