What is it?
The Human Rights Fellowship identifies and distinguishes incoming student leaders ready to work with the Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program throughout their time at the School of Law. Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members, community leaders and fellow students who share their passion and commitment to action.
Fellows receive academic stipends for three years of study in the JD program, with $2,500 awarded in the first academic year and $5,000 in each the second and third academic years. In exchange, fellows contribute a fixed numbers of hours each semester to the work of the fellowship identifying human rights needs in our community and activating the legal community toward real sustained solutions.
Who would make a successful candidate?
The Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program is looking for students with a sincere interest in human rights advocacy, who excel in inter-personal communication across cultures, who can powerfully lead others to understand complex issues and who can organize and network effectively to build relationships and trust. While previous experience in human rights advocacy is not required, it is regarded favorably.
How do I apply?
New fellows are selected from among those students admitted to the entering class. Application instructions will be sent directly to admitted students by the Office of Admissions and posted to the Admitted Students portal, typically in mid-February. Admitted students of diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.