(New York, NY) – The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice is pleased to once again accept applications for the Crowley Program in International Human Rights. Unique among American law schools, the Crowley Program enrolls students in an intensive one-year academic exploration of human rights theory, practice, and advocacy. The Crowley Program’s Annual Human Rights Fact-Finding Project engages six to eight Fordham Law students in hands-on, human rights fact-finding and investigation, and prepares these students for a career in international human rights.
Over the past 20 years, projects have investigated refugee rights in Thailand and Myanmar, mental health and human rights in Cambodia, women’s housing rights in Tanzania, land rights in Nepal, domestic violence in New Zealand, the feminization of HIV/AIDS in Malawi, women, customary law, and constitutionalism in South Africa, educational access and segregation of Roma in Romania, access to health care in Kenya, social and cultural rights in Bolivia, civil rights in Malaysia, women’s inheritance rights in Ghana, criminal defendants’ rights in Mexico, the rule of law in Hong Kong, and torture and extra-judicial killings in Turkey. For more information, visit the Crowley Program webpage.
Eligible applicants, including all Fordham Law 1L (Day or Evening) and 2L Evening students, may apply by submitting a cover letter, resume, reference information, transcripts and a writing sample according to program guidelines. Applications will be evaluated based on each student’s demonstrated interest in international human rights, maturity, discipline, organizational skills, as well as academic performance. The application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2021.
For more information on past projects and the application process, please visit:https://www.leitnercenter.org/programs/CPIHR/SP/2017crowleyscholarsapp/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.