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SIS and WCL Students Picked to Work for Global Pro-Bono Law Firm

Each spring, the highly com­petitive Public International Law & Policy Program (PILPP) chooses SIS and WCL students to work as research associates for the global pro-bono law firm, the Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG). PILPG, a 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is a non-profit organization that provides legal assistance to states and governments involved in peace negotiations, drafting post-conflict constitutions, and prosecuting war criminals. PILPG research associates have the opportunity to complete practical and substantive work, and in the past, have assisted with drafting constitutions for states like Kosovo, Iraq, and Mon­tenegro, and writing diplomatic simulation exercises for conflicts in Kashmir and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Research associates have also contributed to PILPG’s representation of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in the Abyei Arbitration in The Hague. This program for academic credit is hosted through WCL and SIS and is supervised by Professor Paul Williams. 

PILPP just completed its application process for the 2009-2010 year and selected over 30 current graduate students who have a demonstrated interest in inter­national law and public policy. Students will work closely on different client-oriented teams led by se­nior research associates, who are rising third-year law students. Look for emails on the SIS list-serv at the beginning of the 2010 spring semester to learn how you might be considered for a position in the 2010-2011 program! For more information on PILPG, please visit: www. pilpg.org