New Fellowship for Reproductive Rights Law Scholars

Deadline is March 24, 2008

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: Sonia von Gutfeld, 212-854-1453, [email protected]

March 7, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School and the Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) have announced a new fellowship for law school graduates pursuing legal academic careers in reproductive health and human rights.

“This collaborative effort between the Center and Columbia offers a unique opportunity to law school graduates,” said Carol Sanger, the Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. “The Fellowship provides a blend of academic and scholarly activity, grounded in the real world of reproductive health law and politics.”

Sanger and Henry Paul Monaghan, the Harlan Fiske Stone Professor of Constitutional Law at Columbia Law School, sit on the selection committee for the Fellowship.

The CRR-Columbia Fellow will be affiliated with both Columbia Law School and the Center and will participate in the intellectual life of both programs. The Fellow will be a member of the Law School’s community of graduate fellows, engage with the Center’s legal and policy projects, and have work space at both locations.

The CRR-Columbia Fellow will work closely with a Columbia Law School mentor to pursue independent research and is expected to produce a work of serious scholarship during the course of the Fellowship. The Fellow also will plan and host academic conferences and roundtable discussions. An annual stipend of $55,000 is included.

Set to start in July 2008 and last up to two full years, the full-time residential fellowship is open to all applicants who have earned a juris doctorate.

Details, including description, application requirements and form, are available here. Application deadline is March 24, 2008.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is a Manhattan-based nonprofit legal advocacy organization dedicated to promoting and defending women’s reproductive rights worldwide. The Center and Columbia Law School have a longstanding relationship; the Center’s president, Nancy J. Northup, is a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School and a member of the Class of 1988. In addition, a number of the Center’s staff attorneys have earned law degrees from Columbia.

Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender, and criminal law.