International Clinical Opportunities

Faculty: Professors Karen Tokarz, and Leila Sadat 

Washington University Law Students - Summer International Studies

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW students and faculty gain cross-cultural and comparative insights about other legal systems and the development of law in other countries through a variety of programs, including semester and summer legal externships with governmental, nongovernmental, and intergovernmental organizations overseas.  Recent semester placements include the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, and the International Criminal Court in the Hague.  Recent summer placements include the Legal Aid Board and Lawyers for Human Rights in Durban, South Africa; the Legal Resources Center in Accra, Ghana; the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Fiscalia del Medio Ambiente (FIMA) in Santiago, Chile; the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) in Nairobi, Kenya; the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC); and the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. Professors Karen Tokarz and Leila Sadat direct these opportunities, which are coordinated with Associate Dean Michael Peil.

More information:   

  • For International Justice and Conflict Resolution Externship, click here. 
  • For Africa and Other International Placements, click here.
  • For International and Comparative Law Programs, click here  
  • For the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, click here.