JD students with an interest in IRLS apply in their first year to become fellows. After acceptance, you become part of an elite group of students with access to monthly lunches with speakers who hold senior positions in government, diplomacy and the nonprofit sector.
Fellows conduct research and work directly on preparing white papers for the government and write about international legal issues and conferences for the IRLS blog. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in a trip to New York to meet with rule of law and human rights officers at the United Nations, Human Rights Watch and Open Society Justice Initiative.
In the last semester of your third year, you are eligible to travel to The Hague to meet prosecutors at the International Criminal Court, the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, the International Court of Justice, the Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals and with civil society actors.