Please come learn about these great social justice/human rights fellowship opportunities open to graduating Columbia Law School J.D.s.
Immigrant Justice Corps
Immigrant Justice Corps (“IJC”) is the nation’s first and only immigration legal fellowship program. IJC seeks to expand access to counsel by increasing the quantity of immigration lawyers and the quality of the immigration bar. Each year IJC awards Justice Fellowships to recent law graduates and law clerks from around the country – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low income people and for immigrants. IJC trains Justice Fellows to become experts in immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community-based organizations. Justice Fellows represent immigrants in an array of immigration matters including removal defense, complex affirmative asylum applications, and other forms of relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence, or human trafficking. IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided with a full salary and benefits. Deadline to apply: October 22, 2019
Herbert & Nell Singer Social Justice Fellowship
This fellowship honors class of 1928 graduate Herbert Singer and his commitment to supporting meaningful learning experiences in public interest law. This Fellowship will help launch the social justice career of a J.D. Columbia Law graduate who demonstrates substantial commitment, ability and preparation for making a difference as a public interest lawyer by providing a stipend to be a staff attorney or do your own project at a nonprofit organization in the United States. The Fellow must begin work within five months of graduation or of completion of a clerkship. Deadline to apply: November 4, 2019
Norton Rose Fulbright Fellowship at the Door Legal Services Center
For this fellowship, Norton Rose Fulbright sponsors a fellow to work on-site at The Door for a period of approximately 16 months. Located in SoHo, The Door is New York's premier youth development agency, and serves young people, ages 12 to 21, primarily from low-income families. Deadline to apply: October 2019; exact date TBA
Kirkland & Ellis New York City Public Service Fellowship
Kirkland & Ellis offers its New York City Public Service Fellowship to "give something back" to the community and to enhance its relationship with Columbia Law School. The fellowship provides one Columbia student the opportunity for a year of postgraduate public service that meets serious human needs in New York City. Deadline to apply: January 21, 2020
Sponsored by SJI. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available. If you have further dietary restrictions, email Diana Pedi at [email protected] at least two business days prior to the event, and we will do our best to accommodate them.