Applying to the IHL Clinic


The International Humanitarian Law clinic is open to second- and third-year law students.


All students enrolling in the IHL Clinic must have taken or be concurrently taking one of the following classes: International Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights, International Criminal Law or Terrorism and the Law. Past experience or coursework in international law is desirable but not required.

Application Deadline

For Spring 2012, all application forms (including the attached resume, writing sample, personal statement and law school transcript) must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.

To apply to the clinic, click here.

The Application

The application consists of a two-part online form that also requires you to upload the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Writing sample
  • Personal statement
  • Law school transcript

Personal Statement
Your personal statement should describe in detail your interest in participating in the International Humanitarian Law Clinic. You should identify any special qualifications, academic interests and career goals that caused you to apply. You might consider including answers to any of the following questions:

  • What are you interested in participating in the International Humanitarian Law Clinic?
  • What do you hope to gain from your clinical experience?
  • What, if any, work or classroom experience do you have in international law, conflict, human rights or related issues?
  • What do you have to offer your fellow clinic students?