Ten-month Judicial Fellows Programme at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Fellows assist members of the court in their tasks, including, inter alia, carrying out research, preparing case files and drafting various types of documents. Columbia Law School nominates students for the Programme, 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 Columbia Law School.
Open to graduating 3Ls and LLMs, as well as recent Columbia Law School alumni.
Application deadline is Tuesday, January 17, 2023.
Submit the following application documents online via the CLS Passport website (online application landing page).
- Letter of Application addressed to Dean Lester explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position
- Completed Application Form (download Word file)
- Completed Summary Table (download Word file)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Official Transcript(s)
- Two or three letters of reference, preferably from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s abilities in the field of international law. These letters can be submitted separately to John Tarbet (contact info below).
- A writing sample of no more than 15 pages. The sample can, for example, be from a previous publication, note or university paper, preferably on a topic of international law.
Visit the website or view the attached PDF document for program details and application requirements.
Students who are selected by the ICJ will receive, from Columbia Law School, the title of “Parker Fellow” in recognition of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, and receive an award of $40,000 to cover health insurance, travel and other living costs related to the Judicial Fellows Programme.
Download this PDF document to read more about the fellowship and the application.
Columbia Law students must follow these instructions before they can begin an application using CLS Passport.
- (212) 854-0084
- Send an email