2016–2017 Human Rights LLM Fellowship Program at Columbia Law School, USA , and applications are submitted till December 15, 2015. Columbia Law School is offering Human Rights LLM Fellowship Program for the academic year 2016-2017. Fellowship supports 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. 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. Full details:
School(Institutions/ Country): | USA
Level: LLM Program
Field(s): international human rights.
Deadline: December 15, 2015.
Funded By: Columbia Law School
Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2016–2017 Human Rights LLM Fellowship is targeted for applicants from all over the world
‣ No. of awards: Not Specified
‣ Scholarship Tenure : Not Known
‣Value of Scholarship : 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.
‣ Columbia Law School is pleased to announce its 2016–2017 Human Rights LLM Fellowship Program 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.
‣ The Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship is jointly coordinated by Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute, the focal point of human rights work, education, critical reflection, and scholarship at the Law School, and the Office of Graduate Legal Studies, which manages the School’s LL.M. and J.S.D. Programs.
‣ 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. As the LL.M. is a full-time program of study, students are not permitted to accept off-campus employment while enrolled in the program.
‣ Applicants must demonstrate experience in international human rights and a commitment to a career in the field, whether in academia and/or human rights practice. Candidates from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and candidates who face impediments to education and leadership because of their race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic background, gender, or sexual orientation are strongly encouraged to apply.
Selection Criteria for 2016–2017 Human Rights LLM Fellowship
‣ Fellowship is awarded on the basis of financial need.
‣ Applicants will be informed via email.
Scholarship Application Method
A complete Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship Application consists of:
‣ A completed application for admission to the LL.M. program through LSAC;
‣ A separate, short essay of one to two pages, describing the applicant’s qualifications for the fellowship. Applicants should discuss their current and previous human rights work, interest in and commitment to the field, career goals, and human rights vision. The essay should be uploaded to the Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship section of the LSAC online application;
‣ Letters of Recommendation that speak to the applicant’s prior work and future potential as a human rights advocate, scholar, and/or practitioner.
‣ The two letters of recommendation submitted for the LL.M. application may also be used for the Fellowship if they comment on the applicant’s human rights work and commitment. In the case that one or both of the letters of recommendation for the LL.M. Program application do not speak to the human rights aspects of the applicant’s background and future interests, the applicant may submit a third letter of recommendation through the LSAC online application from a professor or human rights practitioner who can comment knowledgeably about her or his human rights commitment, experience, and future plans; and
‣ A completed Application for Financial Assistance as part of the LSAC Online LL.M. application. In providing a candid picture of your financial resources, you are enabling the selection committee to determine the appropriate level of assistance to provide to each Fellow and to maximize the number of Fellowships it can award each year.
‣ Scholarship Applications are submitted till December 15, 2015.
‣ Application forms ( Application Form ) and guidelines can be download from the official website
‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.