Brief Description 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.
Eligibility 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.
Admission Standards 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 the 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.
Application Deadline is December 18, 2019 (the same deadline as the application for the LL.M. Program). For more information, click here