Comparative Legal Student Scholars (CLSS) is the student division of William & Mary Law School’s Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (CLS/PCP). It is dedicated to offering law students a wide range of academic and real-world professional experiences in the field of post-conflict peacebuilding. CLSS was formed in September 2014 by a group of students to provide direct student assistance to the CLS/PCP Center.
CLSS helps organize the Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series, which has hosted Justices Anthony Kennedy and Richard Goldstone, Albie Sachs, Ambassador David Scheffer, and a number of academics and activists from around the world. CLSS also organizes and participates in research programs that provide direct assistance to legal projects in developing and post-conflict countries. Research has been provided to organizations such as the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance at the Hague, Democracy for Development in Kosovo, and the Open Development Cambodia Initiative.