Fellowships & Study Abroad

World Experiences

The International Business Law Fellowship Program, under the auspices of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, provides an enriched educational experience for students who are interested in practicing international law. Our fellows bring a strong background and broad experience in the field, and come from across the United States and many other countries. Their externships have included the Council on Foreign Relations, Dai-ichi Life (USA), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia), the New York Stock Exchange, Merrill Lynch, and SalomonSmithBarney.

The new International Human Rights Fellowship provides a stipend for students to travel to different parts of the world to work on international issues, ranging from free expression and speech, international criminal law issues arising from the genocide in Rwanda, and legal issues in relation to art theft and antiquities. Another new fellowship was recently launched by the International Law Society: the Global Justice Fellowship program, which sponsors students who pursue work overseas in an area of international or comparative law. The first two Global Justice Fellows both completed internships in South Africa.

The Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship places fellows in summer internships at leading public interest organizations across the United States, as well as abroad. In recent years, Sparer Fellows have been placed in Thailand, Israel, and Ireland.

Our Study Abroad Program provides opportunities for students to earn academic credit and study in China, Italy, England, and Germany. Offered in conjunction with Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, our summer abroad program gives students the chance to study international or comparative law for two or three weeks in Beijing, China or Bologna, Italy, and earn academic credit. We also offer exchange programs during the fall semester at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany and at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (UTDT) in Buenos Aires, Argentina; in the spring semester at Tel Aviv University, Israel; and during the fall and spring semesters at Hong Kong University, The University of Essex, England, and University College Cork, Ireland.