International Court of Justice University Traineeship Fellowship

Stanford Law School partners with the International Court of Justice to offer our graduates the opportunity to participate in the 10-month Judicial Fellowship Programme (formerly known as the University Traineeship Programme). The program begins every fall.

Thanks to support from Dean Jenny Martinez and our international law faculty, Stanford Law School will provide funding to successful applicants equivalent to our internal public interest fellowships. Currently, the amount is $60,000.

All applicants must be nominated by their law school. A selection committee comprised of our faculty will make the decision about nominations.

Claire Duval, LLM ’22, will serve as the 2022-2023 ICJ University Traineeship Fellow. Chris Bello, JD ’21, served as the 2021-2022 ICJ University Traineeship Fellow. Mohit Khubchandani, LLM ’18, served as the 2020-2021 ICJ University Traineeship Fellow. Camila Marino, LLM ’18, served as the 2018-2019 ICJ University Traineeship Fellow. Rina Kuusipalo, LLM ’17, was the 2017-2018 ICJ University Traineeship Fellow.

Please contact Titi Liu if you are interested in applying. The call for applications is typically released in early Nov of the previous year.

The internal SLS program deadline is January 30, 2023. Applicants must submit items 3-5 directly to Titi Liu by the internal deadline:

1. A formal letter from the university confirming that it accepts responsibility for funding the stipend, health insurance and travel costs of the nominated candidate(s), if selected.
2. Application form and summary table, to be filled in by the candidate.
3. Two or three letters of reference.
4. Official academic record of the candidate.
5. A writing sample of no more than 15 pages.

If you are nominated, you will be informed via an email from Titi Liu and provided with a link to fill out the item 2, the form and summary table, which must be done within 48 hours. Our nomination committee will issue the formal letter referred to in item 1. Candidates are strongly encouraged to fill in the application form as comprehensively as possible. The summary table should be limited to one page and should highlight the most relevant and important information. Candidates may present this information in list form.