18 December 2019


 New York, United States of America

(Partially Funded)


Columbia Law School – The 2020–2021 Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship Program

Columbia Law School is pleased to announce its 2020-2021 Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship for individuals with extraordinary potential in the field of international human rights. The Fellowship is designed to support students pursuing an LL.M. degree at Columbia who show exceptional commitment and potential to use their education to become innovators and leaders in human rights practice and/or academia.

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LL.M. Human Rights Fellows will receive tailored skills and career mentoring in both practice and academic scholarship from Human Rights Institute faculty, staff, and advisers; be invited to special events with leading human rights advocates and scholars; and be afforded the opportunity to participate in the Human Rights Institute’s cutting-edge research projects. Fellows will also be given special consideration for admission to Columbia’s Human Rights Clinic, an innovative course where students learn to be strategic, creative, and critical human rights advocates while pursuing social justice in partnership with civil society and communities, and while advancing human rights methodologies and scholarship.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Affairs

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

One year.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • To be eligible for admission to the LL.M. Program, applicants must hold a first degree in law. A degree in a field other than law, even if followed by a master’s degree in law, generally does not suffice for admission. Applicants who have earned a law degree by correspondence course work or distance learning are not eligible for admission.
  • Applicants from law schools in all other jurisdictions must hold a first degree in law to be eligible for admission.
  • Strong preference is given to applicants who have had at least one year of full-time work experience after earning their first law degree.

    Only in exceptional circumstances are applications from candidates who are in their final year of their first law degree accepted. Applicants who have not yet graduated must demonstrate in their personal statements that admission to the Program would enable them to realize an immediate and specific career objective that would not otherwise be attainable.

Opportunity Cost

(Partially Funded)

  • Programs. Fellowships offer partial to full waivers of tuition, and in some cases, a living stipend, depending on the applicant’s demonstrated level of financial need.

How to Apply

First Step: Create a profile on LSAC From here.

Second Step:Add a short article about your professional qualifications, a letter of recommendation, and a copy of the financial dealings sheet.

  • For more information about application click Here.

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