Selected law students and recent law graduates are being given the opportunity to travel to The Hague – and spend nine months working with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) – as part of the ANU College of Law’s prestigious Yuill Scholarship.
The scholarship, which celebrates the life of former Family Court of Australia judge, Justice Gordon Yuill, provides up to $25,000 to enable the successful recipient to participate in the ICJ’s globally recognised traineeship program.
As part of the program, the recipient will travel to The Hague in September, and spend nine months working as a Judge’s Associate with the ICJ. In previous years, successful recipients have assisted with a diverse range of cases before the Court, undertaking research, providing advice, preparing case files and drafting documents.
Dean of the ANU College of Law, Professor Stephen Bottomley, said the scholarship reflected the ICJ’s recognition of the calibre of students and graduates from the ANU College of Law, and offered a tremendous opportunity to cement a career in international law.
“The ANU College of Law is the only Australian law school to participate in the ICJ traineeship program.
“Alongside being part of the ICJ itself, the opportunity to work directly to a Judge of the ICJ provides invaluable experience and insight for anyone with an interest in international law.
“Previous recipients of the scholarship have gone on to achieve considerable success in their respective careers, and I strongly encourage eligible students and recent graduates to consider applying,” said Professor Bottomley.
The Yuill Scholarship is open to students in the final year of their Bachelor of Laws or Juris Doctor, all Master of Laws students and recent graduates (of up to five years) of these programs.
In addition to having fluency in English and French, applicants need to have an outstanding academic record in courses relating to public and international law, and demonstrate proven skills in research and writing.
Applications for the Yuill Scholarship must be made using the 2015 application form and submitted by no later than Thursday 22 January 2015.
The Yuill Scholarship is made possible through the ongoing generosity of the Yuill family and the ANU Endowment for Excellence.