Racial 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 Justice Fellowships for the 2023-2024 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.

The application for the 2023-2024 Racial Justice Fellowship will be due on February 26, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Please contact Erica Smock, dean for the Office of Public Interest/Public Service Law and Careers and member of the Anti-Racism Coordinating Committee, with any questions.

Read about the 2020-2021 fellows, the 2021–2022 fellows, and the 2022-2023 fellows.

2022-2023 Racial Justice Fellowships Selection Committee

The 2023-2024 committee will be announced in December

Amber Baylor, Associate Clinical Professor of Law
Joel Dodge, Director of Public Interest Professional Development, Office of Public Interest/Public Service Law and Careers
Yaa A. Dwamena, Associate Director of Financial Aid
Katherine Franke, James L. Dohr Professor of Law
Conrad Johnson, Clinical Professor of Law
Erica Smock, Assistant Dean and Dean for the Office of Public Interest/Public Service Law and CareersDownload the 2023–2024 Program Application