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Launch of the Newly Renamed Vivian Leitner Global South LL.M. Scholars Program

The Vivian Leitner Global South LL.M. Scholars Program

Fordham Law School is pleased to announce the launch of the newly renamed Vivian Leitner Global South LL.M. Scholars Program, which offers generous scholarships and stipends to enable graduate students from the developing world to enroll in Fordham’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Law and Justice.

Since 2007, the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School has offered scholarships and stipends to students from the Global South to attend the LL.M. Program in International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School. The program has since been named to honor the memory of Vivian Leitner, who passed away in 2010, was an intrepid traveler, a student of many cultures, and a fierce critic of injustice wherever she found it. 

Vivian Leitner was born in Turkey, eventually immigrating to the US in 1950.  She was always grateful for the opportunities she found in the U.S. to advance her education and her work.  It is therefore fitting to name in her honor this scholarship program that seeks to create such opportunities for others.

Under the program, a distinguished International Committee will select up to four of the most highly qualified students from the global south each year for this prestigious Program.  Vivian Leitner Scholars demonstrate outstanding academic merit and leadership potential and a strong commitment to advancing human rights and justice in their home countries. 

The Scholars are fully integrated in the law school community through projects and events at the Leitner Center and Fordham Law School. Vivian Leitner Scholars share their perspectives and experiences with the Law School academic community and contribute to diversity in the Fordham student body, enriching classroom experiences.

Admissions criteria and application details can be found on the Vivian Leitner Global South LL.M. Scholars Program page.  For general information on the International Law and Justice LL.M. Program at Fordham Law School, please click here to visit the program website.


Questions about the Program may be sent to leitnerllm@law.fordham.edu

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