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.
The Global Public Service Fellowship, available to graduating J.D. and LL.M. students and to alumni who completed their degree within the past two years, supports two years of work with a public service organization, intergovernmental agency, national supreme court, or international court host abroad. Preference is given to organizations based in the Pan-Asia region who are engaged in issues of international law and global consequence. Applications involving environmental work in Asia will be given special consideration. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.
The Mark Haas Public Interest Fellowship supports one to two graduating J.D. or LL.M. students from China to pursue public interest legal work in the United States for three to six months. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.
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