International Law



Monroe Leigh Fellowship in International Law
The fellowship provides a total of $10,000 for one or two students to pursue a public international law project of their own choosing during the summer following the first or second year, during the fall and/or spring of the third academic year, or for a postgraduate internship. Application Information

International Court of Justice (The Hague)
Virginia Law is one of a select group of American law schools that nominates candidates for a clerkship with the ICJ. The Law School may provide up to $55,000 to support the 10-month clerkship, which is open to current 3Ls and LLMs (Class of 2015) and UVA School of Law J.D. and LL.M. graduates of the Classes of 2010-2014.

Summer Opportunities
In addition to working summers at firms and other employers that deal with aspects of international law, a number of students find public service positions abroad. The student-run Public Interest Law Association offers $3,500 to $6,000 grants to help fund a broad array of summer public interest opportunities, which have recently included internships with ANT Lawyers Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague in the Netherlands; and the International Press Institute in Vienna, Austria, among others. More on Human Rights Program Fellowships


More than 800 Virginia Law graduates currently work overseas in 56 countries and every continent. They include the president of the Supreme Court of Israel (Tel Aviv), senior legal officer for the International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna), , ambassador to the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam and Laos (Hanoi) and chief legal officer of Citibank-Japan (Tokyo). Additionally, Law School alumni are partners and associates at major global law firms and teach at many universities around the world.

Graduates have received Fulbright fellowships to study abroad, and have worked for government and NGO employers dealing with international law and human rights at home and overseas, including the United Nations, the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, the Center for Justice and Accountability, Human Rights Watch, the Center for National Security Studies, the U.S. Department of Justice Board of Immigration Appeals, the U.S. Army JAG Corps, Global Rights and the U.S. Agency for International Development, among others.

OUR ALUMS LIVE IN Afghanistan, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Peru, Phillipine Islands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudia Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the Virgin Islands.

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