Human Rights and Public Interest
Columbia Law School teaches the next generation of human rights advocates to be strategic, critical, and reflective.
For more than half a century, the Law School has pioneered education and scholarship in human rights. Columbia Law School students have remarkable opportunities to immerse themselves in cutting-edge human rights research and practice through the Law School’s human rights curriculum, the Human Rights Institute, Human Rights Clinic, Social Justice Initiatives, journals, and student-led organizations. Through human rights career advising, specialized human rights mentorship programs, summer fellowship funding, post-graduate fellowships, and other awards, Columbia Law School provides extensive support to students and alumni pursuing careers in human rights.