Snyder Postgraduate Scholarship in International Law at Cambridge University
Graduating third-year J.D. students are invited to apply for the position of Snyder Postgraduate Visiting Researcher at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at Cambridge University, England. The late Dr. Earl A. Snyder, an alumnus of the Maurer School of Law and Cambridge University, generously provided support for one graduating student with a demonstrated interest in international law to spend the autumn term (typically late September to mid-December) conducting a research project at the Lauterpacht Centre in a cohort of other visiting researchers and postgraduate students from around the world.
The scholarship provides for airfare and a small stipend sufficient to cover housing and meals. In most years, accommodation is available to rent in the Centre itself. The Snyder Scholar will be in residence for about three months and will conduct extensive research, primarily of his or her own choosing. Because the Centre expects the Snyder Scholar to work on an international law project, applicants must have had international law or equivalent courses. The Snyder Scholar should also be committed to further study of or practice in international law. Demonstrating a commitment can be done by listing courses taken in the international law area; prior research on international law topics; employment in the international arena; study abroad; knowledge of foreign languages; career goals involving international law; extracurricular activities and student organizations, and so on. Applicants should also consider proposing a research topic that falls within the areas of expertise of one or more of the Fellows and Researchers of the Centre.
Interested applicants should provide a resume; a statement of commitment to, including your experience with, international law; and a personal research agenda that you hope to complete while at Cambridge (at least two full pages). Email your completed application to Dean Lesley Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, March 24, at 5 p.m. The preliminary selection committee will consist of Maurer School of Law faculty and senior staff, and the school's nominee will be forwarded to the director of the Lauterpacht Centre for their decision. The successful applicant will be announced by mid-April.
In order to receive the monetary benefits of the Snyder Postgraduate Scholarship, the Snyder Scholar must enroll in the Law School’s 8-credit Certificate in Legal Studies program, for which tuition and fees will be waived. The Snyder Scholar must submit their completed research paper to Prof. Christiana Ochoa (or other Maurer faculty member, as appropriate) following the term in Cambridge to receive credit.