International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference

Sumeya Mulla (LLM '15) and Natalia Restrepo- Ortiz (LLM '15) discuss thier papers with Allison Corkery (Center for Economic and Social Rights) at the 2015 conference

Sumeya Mulla (LLM ’15) and Natalia Restrepo-Ortiz (LLM ’15) discuss their papers with Allison Corkery (Center for Economic and Social Rights) at the 2015 conference

Through the International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, in partnership with the Institute for International Law and Justice, encourages the development of human rights research and scholarship by giving students an opportunity to present papers and works-in-progress in a constructive and collaborative environment. Open to current NYU School of Law JD, LLM, and JSD students, the conference provides an opportunity for the presentation of papers, discussion, and debate on a broad set of international law and human rights issues.

Students who submit the most promising papers are selected to briefly present their work at the conference, and receive comments from an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and practitioners, who lead the discussion and debate following presentations. In addition, one student will be awarded the Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize for the best paper on human rights.

Submissions: CHRGJ and IILJ have issued a call for submissions for its next conference, to be held in April 2018. Students writing in all areas of international law and/or human rights are encouraged to submit papers or works-in-progress.  Although there is no strict page limit for submissions, selected papers should ideally be between 20 and 30 double-spaced pages.

Please email questions and submissions to Angelina Fisher.

CHRGJ awarded its 2017 Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize for the best paper on human rights to Ayako Hatano and Nathan Yaffe.

Click here for more information about this year’s conference.

Click here to read about past International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conferences.