Coastal Creates Fellowship in the Chambers of the International Criminal Tribunal for a Coastal Graduate

Coastal has entered into an agreement with The Chambers at the International Criminal chambersTribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to create a Fellowship for a Coastal graduate to work in Chambers for a year. The Chambers consist of the judges and staff of the ICTY and are organized into three Trial Chambers and an Appeals Chamber. They are assisted in their work by the Chambers Legal Support team which includes legal staff who assist the judges in conducting research, helping them in preparing and managing cases, as well as in participating in the draft of legal documents. The Coastal Fellow would also assist the Head of Chambers who acts as the principal legal advisor on legal issues arising across the Chambers.

The ICTY judges come from a variety of legal systems and bring to the Tribunal a wealth of legal expertise and a rich diversity of experiences and perspectives. As required by the Tribunal’s Statute, judges are persons of high moral character, impartiality and integrity who possess the qualifications required for appointment to the highest judicial offices, with experience in the fields of criminal law or international law, including international humanitarian law and human rights law. The Coastal Fellow will be available to work for all of the judges.

The Fellow selected by Coastal and the ICTY Chambers will commence work on September 3, 2013. Coastal will provide a living stipend of $15K to help the Fellow defray living expenses. If you have any questions, please contact Professor Knechtle. 3Ls interested in applying for this Fellowship need to submit the following to Florinda Mangani (Room 488) by April 15th:

1.      A completed ICTY intern application available at

2.      A copy of transcript

3.      A letter of recommendation from a professor or employer