Rotor wrote:t1chic wrote:Hi everyone! 1Ls and 2Ls - thanks so much for taking the time out to answer these questions.
Are any of you pursuing international law and/or involved in any of the international law extra-curriculars (G. William Miller Institute, Journal of ,etc.)? If so, what has your experience been thus far?
Also, are there a lot of research opportunities? Basically, a chance to work with profs one-on-one on developing briefs, etc.?
So excited to come and check out the campus (and enjoy the warmth . . .ahhhhh.)!!
Thanks IG. The Miller Institute supports a whole lot of the stuff going on with the Intl Law community here, but I don't know of direct work with them.
As a 1L from day 1 you can be part of the journal. That's a great experience and really helped me build skills to make CLR write on less daunting. The journal also puts on a symposium in the spring. This year, it's the topic is global justice reform efforts if you want to come on 3/31.
Other things that make the IL community good here: Prof. Caron is sitting this year as the president of the American Society of Intl Law; we've had a couple of really good new hires in the last year or two as well.
Finally, this year is the first year that we've had the IL specialty certificate available. I haven't pursued that path-- too many other things I want to take in addition to Intl offerings. But it does let you know about the depth and breadth of the offerings.
If you have specific question, fire away.
I'll add to that a bit.
We have the international human rights clinic, which lets you work on actual cases or do real policy or advocacy work. I would highly recommend it. I can't actually discuss what I'm working on but I can answer general questions about the clinic.
We also have, as Rotor said, really good new hires in the field. I'm working with one of them on an independent research project. All of them also have RAs. I will also put in a plug that Prof. Caron is a really, really nice guy even though he looks really intimidating on the website. Most big name profs aren't that accessible but he actually is.
Outside the law school, the human rights center and the war crimes studies center allow students to research with them. I don't know much about the Miller Institute.
I basically only take IL classes, so let me know if you have specific questions.