The Crowley Fellowship is a competitive one to two-year postgraduate fellowship open to law graduates with strong experience in international human rights. The Fellow teaches a seminar in international human rights, plans the annual mission, writes the draft of the mission report, and is responsible for the administration of the Crowley Program. Crowley Fellows gain valuable teaching, research, advocacy, and program management experience.
The Crowley Program in International Human Rights is dedicated to promoting human rights scholarship and advocacy at Fordham Law School and around the world. The Program’s core elements include an annual two-week fact-finding project in another country, a human rights lecture and brown bag series, a summer internship program and student research projects involving various human rights issues. The students involved in the project participate in course work, independent research, planning and conducting the project, and related follow up work. The Program has successfully conducted projects in Turkey (1998), Hong Kong (1999), Mexico (2000), Ghana (2001), Malaysia (2002), Bolivia (2003), Kenya (2004), Romania (2005), South Africa (2006), Malawi (2007), New Zealand (2008), Nepal (2009), Tanzania (2010), Cambodia (2011), Bolivia (2012), Rwanda (2013), Bangladesh (2014), Thailand and Myanmar (2015), and South Africa (2016).
The Crowley Program is administered by a fellow who is a law school graduate. The Fellow, as a member of the adjunct faculty, will teach a seminar in human rights in preparation for the annual fact-finding project during the spring semester. The additional responsibilities of the fellow are substantial: planning all substantive and logistical aspects of the fact-finding project; participating in the project; writing and publishing a post-project report; day-to-day administration of the program including running a year-round lecture series; advising students seeking international human rights internships and post-graduation employment; and coordination with the human rights community.
The current Crowley Fellow is Ramya Kudekallu.