Student Scholarship Opportunities

CHRGJ offers numerous opportunities for students to produce, present, and publish cutting-edge scholarship. Please click on the links below for a full description of opportunities and feel free to contact the Center’s Executive Director, Deborah Popowski, if you have questions that aren’t answered here.

Human Rights Student Scholars Program. The newly launched Human Rights Student Scholars program offers selected NYU law students the opportunity to be a part of the Center community through close interaction with CHRGJ faculty and staff. Student Scholars will contribute to the Center’s research projects as paid research assistants, while also working on their own independent writing projects under the guidance of CHRGJ directors.

Transitional Justice Leadership Program. Each year, a select group of LLM students are chosen to take part in the Transitional Justice Leadership Program. Transitional Justice Scholars are guaranteed enrollment in two courses that comprise the classroom component of the program. In the Fall semester, scholars will enroll in a seminar entitled Transitional Justice, which offers an insight into the legal, moral, and political issues that nations must confront as they seek to come to terms with a legacy of human rights abuse. During the Spring semester, scholars will participate in a seminar entitled Case Studies in Transitional Justice, which provides a detailed analysis of transitional justice initiatives in more than a dozen countries.

International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference. The Center hosts an annual International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference for current students to present original papers and receive feedback from fellow panelists, faculty, and Center staff. Student papers first presented at this conference have gone on to be published in the Canadian Yearbook of International Law, the Journal of International Criminal Justice, and the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.

Human Rights Coursework at NYU School of Law (2016-2017) 

Resources for Submitting Human Rights Scholarship to Law Journals CHRGJ has developed a guide for students interested in submitting their human rights scholarship to law journals. Please contact Nikki Reisch to receive a copy of the guide.