Dean Acheson Legal Stage, Luxembourg
The European Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance of the European Community have initiated a program with several American law schools, including Columbia Law School, under which selected law students and graduates will work as clerks in the Court of Justice or the Court of First Instance. This program presents a unique opportunity to gain firsthand insight into the legal institutions of the European Community.
Eligibility: Applications will be accepted from third-year students, LL.M.s, J.S.D.s and Columbia alumni. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Strong French language skills are essential for applicants to the Court of Justice. A reading knowledge of French is required for applicants to the Advocate General of the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance. An additional European Union language, other than English and French, is desirable. Please note: No academic credit is given for the stage. It is an unpaid clerkship; however, the Parker School may provide up to $3,500 in need-based grants. To apply, contact the European Legal Studies Center with any questions. Applications are usually due in the spring semester.