Saturday, August 12, 2017
Reminder: ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program - Application Deadline Extended to August 18, 2017
The American Society of International Law (ASIL) and its Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) has extended the application deadline for its its fifth year of the Women in International Law Mentoring Program. Since 2013, over 420 women have enrolled in ASIL's Mentoring Program as both mentors and mentees in 10 countries and 28 cities from Tucson to Singapore. The feedback has been extremely positive, and with the enthusiasm of its current participants, the ASIL has built a strong, inter-connected, and global network. It hopes to reach more even women for its 2017-18 program. The new deadline for applications is Friday, August 18, 2017.
The Women in International Law Mentoring Program is the first of its kind in international law and is designed to foster the next generation of female international lawyers. The program connects experienced female international law professionals with female law students and new attorneys interested in professional development in the field of international law. Mentoring takes place locally, in a group setting, with a maximum of four mentees for every mentor. Mentors and mentees meet in person every other month during the course of an academic year to discuss topics and engage in activities designed to help junior women enter and be successful in the field of international law. Mentors will be provided with optional pre-planned meeting topics to structure meetings for their groups. Upon finishing the requirements of the one-year program, all participants receive a certificate of completion.
Here's a link to the blog post about the program on IntLawGrrls blog.
Here is a link to an ASIL video explaining the program.
And here's a link to the Application for the 2017-18 program.
Hat tip to Luli Hemmingsen, WIL Mentoring Program Manager.