Fellowships

The ASIL International Law Fellows program gives recent graduates the opportunity to gain up to a year of professional experience working on ASIL publications and the development and implementation of its research, education, and outreach programs. The positions are full-time and typically of a 6-month duration. Fellows work with their supervisor to identify areas of professional interest that can be developed while working at Tillar House. They also have the opportunity to select and attend various internationally themed events in the active D.C. international community. Fellows are eligible for a one-time, $2,500 travel stipend, but the position is otherwise unpaid. Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify and obtain alternative sources of funding. Fellowships typically start in January, April, July, and October.

Blacks of the American Society of International Law Task Force

This posting is specifically looking for a fellow who will be providing support to ASIL’s Blacks of the American Society of International Law Task Force (BASIL). The support of this program will involve working directly with the BASIL co-chairs as they proceed with a variety of initiatives. Specific duties will include: developing a list of blacks in international law; creating a bibliography of writing by blacks in international law as well as writings about blacks in international law; developing an archive of such writings at Tillar House library; supporting meetings of the BASIL Task Force; designing and supporting programs to enhance the number of black students and lawyers interested in international law, which may include pipeline programs for high school and college students; and helping revise relevant curricula that could be taught to high school and college students about international law.

Qualifications:

Successful applicants will have obtained a graduate degree in law (J.D. or LL.M.) prior to the start of the fellowship, evidence strong writing and editorial skills, show experience working in a professional environment and on program implementation, and have a demonstrated interest in international law. Experience working on a journal and coursework or work experience in international law is strongly preferred. ILF positions require the ability, initiative, and judgment to work independently and to successfully implement projects from beginning to end.

Application Requirements:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample (excerpt not to exceed 10 pages), and two (2) letters of recommendation (send scanned copies of signed letters or have them emailed directly to ASIL with applicant's name in subject line) to jobs@asil.org with "BASIL Fellow"in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants should be sure to include their desired start date and current location in their application materials.

Detlev F. Vagts Roundtable on Transnational Law

This posting is specifically looking for a fellow who will be providing support to ASIL's annual Detlev F. Vagts Roundtable on Transnational Law program. As a memorial to longtime ASIL member Detlev Vagts, the Society will be hosting an annual roundtable on a transnational law topic at its ASIL Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The fellow will assist the Roundtable convener in the implementation of the Vagts roundtable, including communication with the selected participants related to the substantive material of the session, research and writing related to the theme, publicity and advertising of the event to the relevant communities, post-meeting follow up with participants, and support of the Roundtable participants in potential efforts to publish the resulting papers as a symposium issue or prepare the materials for publication in the Society's Annual Meeting Proceedings.

Qualifications:

Successful applicants will have obtained a graduate degree in law (J.D. or LL.M.) prior to the start of the fellowship, evidence strong writing and editorial skills, show experience working in a professional environment and on program implementation, and have a demonstrated interest in international law. Experience working on a journal and coursework or work experience in international law is strongly preferred. ILF positions require the ability, initiative, and judgment to work independently and to successfully implement projects from beginning to end.

Application Requirements:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, unedited writing sample (excerpt not to exceed 10 pages), and two (2) letters of recommendation (send scanned copies of signed letters or have them emailed directly to ASIL with applicant's name in subject line) to jobs@asil.org with "Vagts Law Fellow"in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants should be sure to include their desired start date and current location in their application materials.

Responsibilities:

The Publications Fellow will work under the direct supervision of ASIL's Attorney-Editor in the Publications Department. The Fellow will have the opportunity to publish in International Legal Materials and ASIL Insights on topics of his or her interest in international law. The Fellow will also be responsible for researching current developments in international law in order to contribute to the International Law in Brief blog. The Publications Fellow will have the opportunity to develop his or her international legal research, writing, and editing skills in providing editorial support for the above mentioned publications, as well as the American Journal of International Law and, occasionally, to provide general support for the ASIL Programs Department. Specific assignments will be decided on a case-by-case basis, depending on the strengths and interests of the Fellow and the needs of the Publications Department.

Qualifications:

Successful applicants will have obtained a graduate degree in law (J.D. or LL.M.) prior to the start of the fellowship, evidence strong writing and editorial skills, show experience working in a professional environment and on program implementation, and have a demonstrated interest in international law. Familiarity with the Bluebook is required and experience working on a journal is a plus. Coursework or work experience in international law is strongly preferred. Fellow positions require the ability, initiative, and judgment to work independently.

Application Requirements:

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and an unedited writing sample (preferably a research paper using Bluebook citation) to jobs@asil.org, with "Publications Fellow" in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants should be sure to include their desired start date in their application materials.

Currently Recruiting:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.


"The IL Fellowship provided an invaluable experience through which I was able to sharpen my legal research and writing and non-profit management skills. The opportunity to work with international law experts and practitioners was an inspiring launch to my international legal career."

Hillary Amster (2012-13 IL Fellow)

"The International Law Fellowship with ASIL is a unique opportunity to be exposed to unmatched opportunities in the international law arena. Be it organization of events, contribution to programs and publications of the Society, or interaction with prominent international law practitioners and academics, it all helped me to better understand the field, the stakeholders, and the operation of a non- profit organization."

Klara Tothova Jordan (2013 IL Fellow)