California Law Summer Programme


This programme is run by the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law - students are selected by the School of Law to participate.

While in California at the Office of the Federal Public Defender students will  take place in a range of activities. These activities include researching legal issues, going to court and observing proceedings, reading and summarising cases, preparing materials for trials and hearings, and attending training sessions for attorneys.


The International Development Office is able to offer a bursary towards the costs of Short and Summer Programmes.

Global Opportunities Bursary - up to £600
You can apply for a Global Opportunities Bursary for up to 50% of the programme costs. The bursary available for this programme is up to £600.

Widening Participation - £250
You are eligible for this bursary if you have declared an annual household income of less than £25,000 when you applied for student finance (and both you and your parents agreed to share this information). Please note this is not based on student income but the income of your parent/guardian. Widening participation bursaries are only applicable to undergraduate students. Postgraduate students are not eligible for the IDO Widening participation bursary.

How to apply

This is a College-led programme and therefore, all applications should be made directly through the School of Law.

In order to receive funding from the International Development Office, you will be required to complete a selection of forms. These will be provided to you initially by the School of Law, once you have been selected to participate.