Transnational Law Summer Fellowship

The Center’s Transnational Law Summer Fellowship provides a select group of JD students with funding to spend the summer session working abroad with local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), private firms and government offices. Fellows develop their own research and advocacy projects in association with their host organizations. They also organize their own transportation, housing and logistics. The Center assists Fellows with these processes and provides funding to cover the costs of the summer placement. The Transnational Law Summer Fellowships are competitive. The application process begins early in the spring semester of each academic year. The Transnational Law Summer Fellowship is part of the Center’s commitment to supporting individually tailored, international experiential learning for students at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. 

For a list of Student Research Fellows, click on the years below

2011- 2012 Transnational Law Summer Fellows

David Giroux, China

David worked with the Fair Labor Association in its work in Shanghai to observe labor conditions in export factories and support compliance with labor protection agreements negotiated with U.S.-based corporations.

Natali Segovia, Colombia

Natali worked with MOVICE, a local group that documents and analyzes human rights violations, including gathering testimonies and analyzing the impact of the new “Victims’ Law”.

2010 - 2011 Transnational Law Summer Fellows

Shifa Alkhatib, West Bank

Shifa assisted the Palestinian Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession document human rights violations and develop advocacy strategies to support the rule of law.


Felicia Cantrell & Krystle Fernandez, Philippines 

Felicia and Krystle worked with Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation, a non-profit that assists victims of sex trafficking and develops legal cases against perpetrators.

Tavo Hall, Malaysia

Tavo worked in the legal/policy division of TRAFFIC, an international organization that combats the illegal sale of protected wildlife, where he prepared a report on the domestic laws and international legal commitments of Southeast Asian nations.


Amelia Valenzuela, Costa Rica  

Amelia helped develop policies on rehabilitation and special education for the physically and mentally disabled for the National Council of Rehabilitation and Special Education.


Alyson Vivattanapa, Thailand  

Alyson interned in the corporate litigation division of Tilleke & Gibbins, a leading commercial law firm that assists investors and the high-growth companies with mergers and acquisitions, international dispute resolution and intellectual property issues. 


Applying for the Fellowship

Applications for the Center’s Transnational Law Summer Fellowship are due in the spring semester of each year.

To apply, please fill out the applicant summary, attach curriculum vitae and complete the placement information section using form found here.