PUBLIC INTEREST PRACTICE
The ICLLP fellowship program is for second year students interested in international public interest practice and advocacy in human rights, environmental justice, international criminal law, among other areas. The fellowship combines coursework in the spring semester along with the international externship in the summer often at leading partner organizations in the field, with an option to pursue a follow up project when the student returns from the fieldwork portion.
SUMMER GLOBAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM--
PRIVATE SECTOR PRACTICE
Each year, Suffolk Law School in cooperation with the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS), Salzburg, Austria, offers law students (of all years) externship placements at leading private law firms in more than 90 countries as part of its Summer Global Externship Program (SGE). In addition to taking a course in mid-May, Suffolk students extern at local and international firms—from Argentina to Spain to South Africa—tackling what can be the most cutting edge legal issues that lawyers are facing in transnational settings. More info
Students wishing to gain legal experience externing this summer in Ireland have two exciting programmatic options: (i) the Ireland Public Interest Externship Program, and (ii) the Galway Study Abroad PLUS Externship Program. The so-called "Plus" program (more info here) is specifically for Suffolk law students participating in Suffolk’s summer study abroad program at the National University of Ireland at Galway and who wish to afterwards pursue an externship in Ireland for a period of 6-8 weeks.
The International Legal Practice Semester-In-Practice provides select students in their final year of law school with hands-on international practice experience working full time for a semester for a public interest organization--including international tribunals, NGOs, and intergovernmental organizations--while earning academic credit. Complementing the fieldwork component, students engage in academic coursework relevant to their placement fieldwork throughout the semester under the supervision of their faculty supervisor. The program is designed to enhance students' learning in international and comparative law, practice, and procedure; policy and practice; advocacy; professionalism; and reflective practice.