Center for International & Comparative Law

Center for International & Comparative Law

Center for International & Comparative Law



Monroe Leigh Fellowship in International Law

The fellowship provides a total of $10,000 for one or more 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

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 $3,750 to $6,500 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 650 Virginia Law graduates currently work overseas in 65 countries and every continent. They include the president and CEO of Citibank Japan, the managing director and general counsel of international wealth management at Credit Suisse, U.S. ambassador to Finland, general counsel at Mubadala Petroleum, and the president of the Motion Picture Association EMEA. 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 Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, jNigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Phillipine Islands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudia Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovania, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

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