Call for Applications: CHRGJ Student Human Rights Scholars

CHRGJ is accepting applications for its annual Student Human Rights Scholars Program. The program was established to encourage and facilitate current NYU law students to conduct independent academic research, writing and publications related to the Center’s work.  Scholars will be chosen based on proven academic merit, commitment to human rights practice and to furthering human rights scholarship, and demonstrated potential for engaged and rigorous scholarship. While all applications will be considered, preference will be given to students who propose paper topics related to economic and social rights.

Selected student scholars will carry out independent research and writing with a view to presenting a paper at the Center’s annual Emerging Human Rights Scholarship Conference, and for eventual journal publication. Along with receiving research, writing, and publication guidance from the Center’s Faculty Directors and Research Director, scholars will be given office space at the Center, and opportunities to engage with Center staff, partners, and visiting scholars. Scholars will be expected to contribute occasionally to the Center’s operations and events. Selected Student Scholars will also work with the Center’s Staff to further the Center’s research agenda, as well as help design and implement the Center’s academic-practitioner workshops and the annual conference.

To apply, please send a current CV and statement of interest specifying your research/scholarship goals, the time frame of your commitment, and your general interest in being a CHRGJ Human Rights Scholar, to Audrey Watne by September 21, 2015.

Please note that applicants willing to commit to working in both the Fall and Spring semesters are preferred, but all applicants will be considered.