The David W. Leebron Human Rights Fellowship honors the Law School’s former dean (1996-2004) and his commitment to providing meaningful experiences in human rights law. The fellowship enables a Columbia Law School J.D. or LL.M. graduate to spend one year working in human rights in the United States or abroad, in pursuit of a career in human rights law, whether in academic life, at governmental, intergovernmental, or nongovernmental organizations or agencies, or as legal practitioners specializing in human rights work. For 2023, the deadline for J.D. students to apply is February 6, 2023. The deadline for LL.M. students is March 1, 2023. Open to Columbia Law School students and graduates only.
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