Judicial Fellows Programme at the
International Court of Justice
Columbia Law School has for many years successfully placed recent graduates in the prestigious 10-month Judicial Fellows Programme of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. The Judicial Fellows Programme is intended to give recent law graduates experience working at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. The aim of the program is to improve participants understanding of international law and the Court's processes through their engagement in the work of the Court and the experience gained under the supervision of a Judge.
Columbia Law School nominates students for the Programme, but the ICJ makes the final decision whether or not to invite a student as a Judicial Fellow. There is no guarantee in any given year that the ICJ will select a student from Columbia Law School. Columbia students who are selected by the ICJ will receive, from the Law School, the title of “Parker Fellow” in recognition of the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, and receive an award of approximately $40,000 to cover health insurance, travel and other living costs related to the Judicial Fellows Programme.
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.