Racial and Social Justice Fellowships

As part of its ongoing efforts to advance racial justice in the Columbia community and beyond, the Law School invites applications from second-year J.D. students for the Racial and Social Justice Fellowships for the 2022-2023 academic year. The fellowships are offered in recognition of the unique role that lawyers can play in addressing structural racism and social inequality, and of the desire of many Columbia students to use their law degrees in furtherance of this work. The goal of this fellowship is to provide financial assistance during the third year of law school to facilitate students’ pursuit of careers in racial justice as well as to enhance opportunities for students of color in public interest careers.

Read more about the Racial and Social Justice Fellowship Program and contact Erica Smock, Dean for Social Justice Initiatives and Public Service Lawyering and member of the Anti-Racism Coordinating Committee, with any questions. The application deadline for 2022-2023 fellowships is February 27, 2023.

Read more about the 2020-2021 fellows and the 2021–2022 fellows.

2022-2023 Racial and Social Justice Fellowships Selection Committee

Yaa A. Dwamena, Associate Director of Financial Aid
Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law
Conrad Johnson, Clinical Professor of Law
Kiran Singh, Senior Career Adviser, Social Justice Initiatives
Erica Smock, Assistant Dean and Dean for Social Justice Initiatives & Public Service Lawyering
Kendall Thomas, Nash Professor of Law
Mary M. Zulack, Clinical Professor Emerita of Law

Download the 2022–2023 Program Application