The Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship
The Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship Program was established by Columbia Law School and the Human Rights Institute to support students at ColumbiaLawSchool's Master of Law (LL.M.) degree program. The successful Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship applicant is committed to human rights scholarship and/or advocacy and intends to work in the human rights field following completion of the program. Human Rights Fellows receive funding towards tuition, room, and board for the LL.M. program at ColumbiaLawSchool.
Post Graduate Fellowships:
David W. Leebron Human Rights Fellowship
The David W. Leebron Human Rights Fellowship enables a Columbia Law School graduate to spend one year working with a host organization on a human rights project of the graduate’s choice anywhere in the world.
Human Rights Watch, a leading international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization, has created the Sandler Fellowship for a Columbia Law graduate from the J.D. program in honor of Judge Leonard Sandler ’50. The fellow will spend one year in either the New York City or Washington, D.C. office monitoring human rights developments in various countries, conducting on-site investigations, drafting reports on human rights conditions, and engaging in advocacy aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations.
Through the Columbia Law School, students are able to access internships that provide experience and the opportunity to advocate for human rights. Students are given the chance to choose from internships around the world, all dealing with significant human rights topics, from helping establish the International Criminal Tribunals in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, to researching prison conditions in Sri Lanka, to assisting in the writing of a Freedom of Information Act for Guatemala. Training is available prior to internships, allowing students more substantive assignments.
Columbia Law School guarantees summer funding for human rights internships at a broad range of organization both in the U.S. and abroad.
For more information on the Human Rights Internships Summer Program for Columbia Law School students, please visit the Center for Public Interest Law's Summer Programs web page
Internships at Human Rights Organizations
The Human Rights Institute is the center of human rights research and scholarship at Columbia Law School. Please check here for information on research opportunities with HRI. If you are interested in opportunities to assist with research, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.