International Law Scholarship Program

To practice law at the highest levels of the profession, lawyers need to have a global perspective on law, ethics, and strategy, and they need to be able to solve a wide range of legal problems that cross borders. Therefore, international law has been a focus of teaching, scholarship, and public service at UCI Law since the law school’s founding. The International Law Scholarship Program offers a small number of carefully selected students a unique opportunity to work closely with UCI Law’s international law faculty, receive dedicated academic support, and gain valuable real world international law experience relevant to public service or private sector careers.

The International Law Scholarship at UCI Law provides the following benefits and carries the following expectations:

  • Scholarship Award—Scholars are awarded an increase of $10,000 on their current UCI Law Scholarship. Please note: Total scholarship awarded by UCI Law cannot exceed actually billed and assessed tuition and fees. Enrolled students who are eligible for and receive any University of California approved waivers, will have their Scholarship adjusted accordingly. Scholarships are renewable for the 3L year if the Scholar remains in good academic standing.
  • One-on-One Mentoring—Each International Law Scholar will be assigned a UCI Law faculty member for mentorship throughout their remaining years at UCI Law.
  • Summer Internship and Employment Opportunities—International Law Scholars are eligible for summer internship and employment opportunities to give them real-world international law experience and help them build professional networks. Scholars who do international legal work that meets the public interest guidelines of the Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) Board and who fulfill the PILF Board’s volunteer hour guidelines are eligible for a summer stipend.
  • Pro Bono Project Preference—International Law Scholars will have priority for pro bono project offerings related to international law.
  • Affiliation with the Center on Globalization, Law, and Society (GLAS)—Scholars may become GLAS student affiliates, and should attend international law events at UCI Law. Center affiliation will allow scholars special access to events, including working sessions and dinners with invited guests. Scholars will also receive priority consideration for registration and travel support to the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL).
  • International Law Society—Scholars shall participate and pursue leadership positions in the International Law Society.
  • Journal of International, Transnational and Comparative Law—International Law Scholars shall pursue membership on the editorial staff of the UCI International Law Journal.

Apply for the Scholarship

2022-2023 International Law Scholarship Application (Deadline: April 15, 2022)