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Summer opportunities and study abroad

Each year, the Program for International Legal Studies offers numerous opportunities for students to study abroad. Information about how to apply for summer 2015 opportunities will be posted here in late 2014. Below is information about students studying abroad in summer 2014, as well as information about opportunities that have been available in previous years.

Summer 2014 students studying and interning abroad

  • Joshua Aprile, internship in Mexico City office of Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, one of Mexico's leading law firms
  • Shahad Atiya, International Public Interest Law Fellowship recipient, People's Watch in Madurai, India
  • Laura Barrera, International Public Interest Law Fellowship recipient, Botswana Competition Authority in Africa
  • Shahar Ben-Josef, Freeman Fellowship recipient, Hague Academy of International Law in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Blair Daniels, International Public Interest Law Fellowship recipient, Defense for Children International in Ghana

International Public Interest Law Fellowships

International Public Interest Law Fellowships allow students to work for non-governmental organizations in countries around the world during the summer after their first or second year at Wayne Law. The organizations have agreed to partner with Wayne Law and host our students as summer interns. The partner organizations engage in advocacy on a broad range of issues, including environment, human rights, law reform and women’s rights. Fellows will receive a $5,000 stipend to cover travel and living expenses for up to two months of work.

2013 fellowship recipients describe their summer experiences:

Tata Motors Internship in Mumbai, India

This internship funds all travel and living expenses for a position in the legal department of Tata Motors Ltd. in Mumbai, India.

Tata Motors is the largest auto manufacturer in India and a global Fortune 500 company with offices and facilities throughout India and the world. The intern works with the general counsel and members of the legal staff on issues such as corporate responsibility and codes of conduct, intellectual property rights, forum selection clauses and arbitration.

2013 Tata Motors intern describes his experiences

Internship at Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa in Mexico City

Students works as paid interns at one Latin America's leading law firms, located in Mexico City. The intern may work on issues such as anti-trust, international commercial arbitration, foreign direct investment and regulatory controls.

2013 intern describes his experiences

Learn more about Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa

International Arbitration Group at WilmerHale in London

This paid internship is in the International Arbitration Practice Group in the London office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, one of the premier international law firms with offices around the world. The internship lasts for three months, either during the summer or the fall. The internship involves work across a wide range of responsibilities under the supervision of WilmerHale partners and full-time associates, principally in the field of international arbitration and related areas of transnational litigation.

One of the 2013 interns describes his experiences

Another of the 2013 interns describes his experiences

Learn more about the WilmerHale International Arbitration Group

Freeman Fellowship in The Hague, Netherlands

The Freeman Fellowship provides a $5,000 stipend to one Wayne Law student to study public or private international law at the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law over the summer.

The Hague Academy is the academic wing of the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court. Law students come from all over the world to hear leading international lawyers give classes on issues of cutting-edge importance.

2013 Freeman Fellow describes his experiences

Learn more about the Hague Academy

Study abroad

The Law School has exchange programs with several foreign universities that provide opportunities for students and faculty to study and work abroad. Other foreign opportunities are provided on an individual basis. Below are some examples of previous summer programs.

Maastricht, The Netherlands

The Law School has established an exchange program with the University of Maastricht in The Netherlands that is open to both faculty and students of the respective schools.

Warwick, England

A student exchange program with the University of Warwick in England has been in operation for more than two decades.

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