The International Justice Initiative enables students to experience the practice of international law and policy first-hand, through legal research, analysis and service in the public interest.
It empowers a group of UTAS law students to tackle diverse issues of justice in the international arena, by contributing to the work of influential organisations and alumni on contemporary issues of international law.
The Initiative has four main objectives:
- Advancing the practice of international law in the public interest
- Providing students with opportunities in international law and policy
- Supporting poor and vulnerable countries and groups with pro-bono advice
- Further strengthening the UTAS Law School's international profile
Students gain practical expertise in areas such as climate change and international criminal law, with opportunities for legal research, engagement with international experts, and work experience.
Their achievements have included supporting poor and vulnerable countries at United Nations meetings, contributing to new international initiatives, and press coverage by major international media.
The Initiative is student-led, and builds on a background of successful participation by UTAS student and alumni in international processes, and ongoing engagement with faculty and alumni.
Students are invited to apply to participate at the start of each academic year.