Emilie Conway to clerk at the International Court of Justice

Published: 22 April 2014

We are happy to announce that Emilie Conway, BCL/LLB’13, has been selected by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to participate in the Court’s 2014-2015 Judicial Assistants Programme.

Judicial Assistants are chosen to work directly with one judge, helping him or her in the preparation for hearings and the drafting of judgments.

Ms Conway was selected to work directly with the President of the Court, Judge Peter Tomka. She will begin work in September 2014.

Professor René Provost indicated that it “is a mark of confidence on President Tomka's part that he has picked Emilie as his judicial assistant. He has selected a string of McGill clerks over the last several years, before he was elected president of the Court, which speaks to the qualities of our graduates.”

“I’m honoured to have been selected by President Tomka. The coming year promises to be both formative and unforgettable,” says Emilie Conway. “I will do my very best to represent the Faculty!”

About the ICJ’s Judicial Assistants Programme

Alongside other many other leading law faculties around the world, McGill’s Faculty of Law is a participant in the Judicial Assistants Programme of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). This offers a rare opportunity for one McGill student or recent graduate to work at one of the world’s most important legal institutions. The nine-month postings take place at the Court’s Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands.  

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