New Fellowship Focuses on China

Spring 2012

This spring, Columbia Law School issued its first Greater China Public Interest Fellowship. The initiative provides one graduate each year with a $60,000 stipend to work for a nonprofit group in China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan. “This fellowship will allow our graduates to develop the necessary skills for a career in public interest law in greater China—whether in academic life, in nongovernmental organizations, or as legal practitioners,” said Professor Benjamin L. Liebman, the director of Columbia Law School’s Center for Chinese Legal Studies. The fellowship was created through a gift from Annie Chen ’88.