Apply To Be A Human Rights Fellow

What is it?

The University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law is pleased to invite you to apply for its Human Rights Fellowship program for entering law students.

This fellowship identifies and distinguishes incoming student leaders ready to work with the Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program from their first day of law school through to graduation. It positions you to work with faculty members, community leaders and fellow upper-level students who share your passion and commitment to action.

Fellows will receive academic stipends renewable annually for the full three years course of law study. These stipends will be awarded at levels of $2,500 in the first academic year and $5,000 in the second and third academic year after completing the service hours in the prior year successfully. Students commit to contribute a fixed hours commitment 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 should apply?

We strongly encourage students of diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.

We are 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.

How to apply

To be considered, applicants must first be admitted to the Brandeis School of Law entering Class of 2019. Upon admission, students may then submit their resume plus a one-page interest statement to Interim Assistant Dean for Admissions Renée Ferrell at with the subject line “Human Rights Fellowship Application.”

The interest statement should identify what human rights issues you see in your own home community and how you think a community of lawyers could better work together to resolve those issues.

Applications will be reviewed by supervising faculty Prof. Enid Trucios-Haynes and Prof. JoAnne Sweeny and current student fellows. Applications are due by March 15, 2019, for priority consideration.