The Institute is happy to announce its participation in the Judicial Fellows Programme of the International Court of Justice. Established in the late 1990s, the programme’s goal is to enable promising international lawyers to gain working experience of the Court. Each year, selected Law Schools and Institutions from all over the world nominate up to two candidates for the programme. The Court reviews all applications, and accepts up to 15 Judicial Fellows per year. Each Fellow will be assigned to one Judge. During the Programme, a Fellow will participate in the Court’s public hearings, will conduct research for the Judge on legal questions or factual aspects of pending cases, and will be involved in the work of the Court in general. The ICJ clerkship begins in September each year and lasts for a period of 10 months.