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International Court of Justice Clerkship 2015-2016

Deadline: January 31, 2015

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, invites the Faculty of Law to submit applications for clerks. This offers a unique opportunity for one McGill student or recent graduate to work at one of the world’s most important legal institutions. The nine-month clerkship will begin September 1, 2015, and conclude June 1, 2016. The successful candidate will receive a stipend to assist with living expenses and other costs.

The clerkship program at the ICJ is directly inspired by the North American practice of appellate courts hiring law clerks for a short period of time to assist judges in fulfilling their duties. Clerks will be assigned to one or more members of the Court to assist with tasks such as drafting opinions, orders, and other court documents; preparing case files; and researching legal issues.

For complete details, download the International Court of Justice Clerkships - Call for Applications 2015 and the International Court of Justice Clerkships - Application Form.


Permanent Court of Arbitration Clerkship 2015-2016

Application Deadline: January 31, 2015

With the assistance of the Québec Ministère des relations internationales, the FQRSC McGill Research Team on Private Justice, and the Faculty of Law, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism (CHRLP) is accepting applications for a twelve-month clerkship at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) starting in September 2015. The successful candidate will receive a stipend to assist with living expenses and other costs.
The purposes of the internship are a) to increase the participant’s understanding of current dispute resolution and arbitration issues, both at the regional and international levels, and give him/her an insight into the work of the PCA; and b) to provide the PCA with the assistance and contribution of an outstanding young graduate. The candidate is chosen to work within the PCA’s Secretariat, helping counsel in their work in support of major arbitration or other cases.

For complete details, download the Permanent Court of Arbitration Clerkships - Call for Applications 2015