The ANU College of Law is the only Australian law school to participate in this international traineeship program at the Court in The Hague
Applications for the Yuill Scholarship, which the ANU College of Law has established, are now open. The scholarship provides funding to support participation in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Traineeship Program. One scholarship a year is offered in accordance with the program dates of the Court.
The value of the scholarship is $25,000, which will contribute to expenses such as air fare and accommodation. Applications close on Thursday 19 January 2017 with the successful applicant expected to take upon the position in September 2017.
“The ANU College of Law is the only Australian law school to participate in this international traineeship program at the Court in The Hague,” said Professor Donald Rothwell, Deputy Dean of ANU College of Law. “The Yuill Scholarship provides ANU students and alumni with an unrivalled opportunity to observe international law in action at the International Court of Justice” he added.
As the current Yuill Scholarship holder and International Court of Justice trainee, ANU College of Law alumni, Henry Aitken, pointed out, “There are limited opportunities to practise in international law in Australia. The centres for legal practice are in Europe and the United States and the traineeship provides a terrific opportunity to gain access to these worlds.”
Henry Aitken is enjoying this opportunity, which enabled him to work with highly regarded Australian Judge James Crawford at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.