April 22, 2014 -- UCLA Law S.J.D. student Yang Liu ’14 has been selected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) University Traineeship Program, one of the world’s most prestigious international law fellowships. He is the first student from UCLA Law to be admitted to the program. Liu will spend a year as a clerk to two IJC judges at the Peace Palace in The Hague, where his duties will include drafting various documents and opinions and researching the wide variety of legal issues presented to the court.
While at UCLA Law, Liu has served as an articles editor of the Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs, a research assistant and a member of the UCLA Student Conduct Committee. He was previously a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School, from which he holds an LL.M. degree. He received both his undergraduate degree and law degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
UCLA Law is among a select group of top law schools around the world that are eligible to nominate students to the ICJ’s Traineeship Program.