Henigson Human Rights Fellowship

Scholarship Award
March 7th
Online Essay
at hrp.law.harvard.edu

Applicants must be current and former J.D. students (3Ls expecting to receive the J.D. degree, as well as J.D graduates who are currently clerks for judges); engaged in full-time public interest work; active in human rights or public interest work while students at HLS; LL.M. students who expect to receive the LL.M. degree and who come from and will return to a country other than the United States; and/or, HLS students and recent graduates with a demonstrated commitment to international human rights and have an interest working in the field. For more information or to apply, please click the link below.

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