Student Fellowships

Human Rights Advocacy Fellowship

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 .

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

Ordered Liberty Fellowship

The Ordered Liberty Program (OLP) at the University of Louisville works to strengthen political communities around the world through advanced inquiries into constitutional law and political theory.  

The idea of "ordered liberty" is rooted in Aristotle and Cicero, and was given its fullest articulation in the 18th-Century writings of Edmund Burke, who made clear the good society depends not on utopian human constructs, but rather on the measured consideration of three time-tested virtues: justice, order, and freedom.  OLP is committed to the enduring project of finding the right arrangement of justice, order, and freedom, with emphasis on natural law & natural rights, the common good, subsidiarity, separation of powers, and constitutional interpretation.  

Each year, OLP selects twelve Ordered Liberty Fellows.  Immersed in the study of natural law and constitutional history, the Ordered Liberty Fellows are a core component of OLP, providing research assistance, drafting papers, attending lectures and retreats, and gathering monthly for dinner-discussions at the homes of academics, lawyers, and judges.  

Fellowship applications are reviewed on September 1 and April 1 of each year.  To apply, please submit a current resume and statement of interest to OLP Assistant Director Robert Ranney at   

The Ordered Liberty Program is directed by Professor Luke Milligan. Find out more about the Ordered Liberty Program.

Resilience Justice Fellowships (Environmental Law)

The Resilience Justice Project usually offers two to five funded fellowships per year. Student fellows work together on the Resilience Justice Project, including research, writing, community engagement, and policy and governance reforms.

The students selected typically have interdisciplinary skills and a strong passion for social and environmental justice, and students may be expected to be taking coursework that already introduces them to the concepts and methods of resilience justice.

The availability of fellowships depends on funding, and the term is typically one year.

The Resilience Justice Project is directed by Professor Tony Arnold. Find out more about the Resilience Justice Projects.