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Chubb Rule of Law Fellowship

Exclusively for Penn Law graduates, this innovative post-graduate fellowship, awarded annually to a Penn Law student or recent graduate pursuing an international public interest career.

 

Chubb Fellowship for the International Court of Justice Traineeship Program

Penn Law is partnering with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to offer graduates the opportunity to participate in the 10-month University Traineeship Program. The traineeship program at the court’s seat at the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands, will begin on September 1, 2019 and end on June 30, 2020.

The traineeship program provides a unique opportunity to participate in the work of the ICJ, which is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The Court decides legal disputes submitted to it by states and provides advisory opinions on legal questions referred to it by the U.N. or its specialized agencies. Trainees assist members of the Court in their tasks including, inter alia, carrying out research, preparing case files and drafting various types of documents.

How it Works

Penn Law JD graduates may apply for this Fellowship during their last year of law school, or within three years of their law school graduation (2016, 2017, 2018).

The University of Pennsylvania Law School nominates students for the traineeship, but the ICJ makes the final decision whether or not to invite a student to participate.  There is no guarantee in any given year that the ICJ will select a student from Penn Law.  When a candidate is selected, the Penn Law Chubb Fellowship provides a stipend to assist with travel and living expenses.

A committee headed by Professor Rangita de Silva de Alwis will review applications and forward Penn Law’s nominations to the Court for final selection.

Application Process - Deadline: January 21, 2019

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Trainees generally work directly for an individual judge. The primary duty of the trainees is to assist members of the Court in their tasks, including carrying out research, preparing case files, and drafting various types of documents. For more information about the International Court of Justice, see www.icj-cij.org.

Fellowship Support

The Chubb Rule of Law Fellowship, funded by the Chubb Charitable Foundation was established in 2012 and extended in 2017 to create new pathways for students to build careers in international rule of law and human rights.