Student Fellowships

Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program

The Brandeis Human Rights Advocacy Program (HRAP) works actively with other nonprofits and stakeholders in the community to advance the human rights of immigrants, refugees and noncitizens.

Human rights are defined broadly and inclusively, although historic advocacy has focused on health care, access to education, access to services (e.g., legal, medical, vocational) and language access.

The HRAP provides sustained and funded opportunities for law students to gain subject matter expertise, leadership skills and community engagement in these areas. It works synergistically with community organizations and seeks to agitate for policies and frameworks that embrace and actualize human rights.

The HRAP funds student fellows for each of their three years in law school and is co-directed by Brandeis School of Law Professors Enid Trucios-Haynes and JoAnne Sweeny.

For more information on the HRAP, including how to apply, visit its website.

Estate Planning and Elder Law Fellowship

The Estate Planning and Elder Law (EPEL) Program helps to connect students, professionals and members of the community in confronting important issues of succession, long-term care and end-of-life planning. The EPEL Program grew from a class assignment that focused on three projects: composing an online Medicaid primer, drafting a short guide to advanced care directives and planning a symposium on aging.

For more information on the EPEL Program, visit its website.

Resilience Justice Fellowships (Environmental Law)

The Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility offers two-year funded Resilience Justice Fellowships to law and graduate students interested in the interdisciplinary research of justice and environmental responsibility.

Resilience Justice Fellows work with Professor Tony Arnold to apply the Resilience Justice Policy Assessment Tool to communities, government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country. They assess public policies, programs, and plans for their impacts on marginalized communities and recommend policy reforms.

In addition to the assessments, Resilience Justice Fellows are also engaged in research and scholarly writing.

Resilience Justice Fellowships are awarded on an as-available basis, depending on vacancies and funding. Interested law and graduate students at the University of Louisville should contact Professor Tony Arnold about availability and to apply.

For more information about the Resilience Justice project, visit its website.