February 18, 2014 (New York, NY) – The Leitner Center is pleased to announce that it will be offering the James E. Tolan Human Rights Fellowship in 2014-2015. The Tolan Fellowship, first offered in 2007, supports one or more graduating or recently graduated Fordham Law School students to design a program in coordination with a host organization. The Fellowship is awarded to students and graduates with a demonstrated commitment to pursuing a career in international human rights law. The Fellowship enables graduates to gain practical work experience, and provides a modest salary for one year.
The Fellowship is named in honor of James Tolan, a long-time supporter of the Leitner Center’s Crowley Program. Mr. Tolan is a graduate of Fordham Law School (LL.B., 1962), where he was the Case-Notes Editor of the Fordham Law Review. He is a member of the Board of Fordham Law Alumni Association, a past President and recipient of its Medal of Achievement, as well as recipient of the Dean’s Medal of Recognition. Mr. Tolan is currently Senior Counsel at Dechert LLP and a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Students and recent alums interested in applying to the program can learn more about eligibility requirements and application procedures here: http://leitnercenter.org/programs/JETHRF/. The deadline is April 7, 2014. Potential applicants should indicate their interest in the Fellowship and direct any questions to Leitner Center’s Executive Director, Elisabeth Wickeri at email@example.com.