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David J. Bederman Fellowship in International Law

The David J. Bederman Fellowship in International Law is named for Professor David Bederman, a renowned international law scholar and long-time faculty member at Emory Law.

Bederman Fellowship

Dear Students,

Each summer Emory University School of Law, through its David J. Bederman Fellowship, provides funding for two students to attend The Hague Academy of International Law's summer program. This is a wonderful opportunity to attend summer courses in public international law, private international law, or both. Each session is three weeks long; Bederman Fellows receive a stipend of $5,000 for one session, or $7,000 for both sessions. These competitive grants cover travel and living expenses, as well as tuition and fees for the program. Completion of the basic course in International Law prior to the start of the fellowship is required.

The application is not onerous. In addition to your CV and unofficial transcript, the only requirement is a short (no more than 500 words) statement of interest. Please submit your application by email to the Center for International and Comparative Law. The deadline for applications this year is November 15, 2023.

NOTE: If you are selected as a Bederman Fellow, you have to separately apply to The Hague Academy. The timetable is found on the Academy website. Students who are selected by the law school as a Bederman Fellow are usually admitted to the program; however, please note that applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis, so be prepared to act quickly if you are selected.

Please consider taking advantage of this exciting opportunity!


Martha Albertson Fineman
Robert W. Woodruff Professor
Director, Center for International and Comparative Law

Bederman Fellows will be expected to make all necessary arrangements for travel, any required visas, housing, health care, and other logistical matters. Fellows are also fully responsible for expenses, including travel, rent, meals, and health and other insurance for the duration of the fellowship. The fellowship grant is intended to help defray these costs.

Annual Bederman Lecture

View the Annual Bederman Lecture: Destroying Democracy by Law featuring Kim Lane Scheppele.