Parker Fellowship at the
International Court of Justice
Columbia Law School has for many years successfully placed recent graduates in the prestigious 9-month “traineeship” (clerkship) program of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Trainees 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 traineeship, but the ICJ makes the final decision whether or not to invite a student to participate in the traineeship. There is no guarantee in any given year that the ICJ will select a student from Columbia Law School. Students who are selected by the ICJ will receive the title of “Parker Fellow” from the Law School, in recognition of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, and receive an award of approximately $35,000 to cover expenses related to the traineeship.
A committee headed by Professor Lori Damrosch will review the applications and forward Columbia’s nominations to the Court for final selection.
Additional information, including application instructions, can be seen in CLS Passport.