The Oxford Law Faculty is one of a group of leading law faculties around the world invited by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to participate in the ICJ's fellowship programme. The fellowship programme is similar to a judicial clerkship or judicial assistantship and provides an opportunity for one Oxford student or recent graduate to work for nearly a year at the leading international tribunal in the world. The person selected will work closely with the members of the Court on tasks such as drafting opinions, orders and other court documents; preparing case files and researching a variety of legal issues.

For the application process, please visit our Internship website. If you wish to apply for the ICJ fellowship, please make your submission in electronic form to jennifer.hassan@law.ox.ac.uk by 12 noon on Friday 5 February 2021.

Eligibility

The fellowship programme is open to current graduate law students pursuing research or taught courses in the Law Faculty (BCL/MJur/MSc/MSt/MPhil/DPhil), as well as to those who have graduated from Oxford Law Faculty (including the BA programme) in the past two years. There are no restrictions as to nationality. Applicants may be about to complete their graduate degrees in Oxford or, in appropriate cases and after consulting their supervisor, may be seeking to intermit their studies in order to undertake the fellowship.

Applicants should (a) be fluent in either English or French and have an excellent working knowledge of the other language and (b) have distinguished themselves by their exceptional interest and excellence in the field of international law.