CHRGJ Invites Applications for its Transitional Justice Leadership Program

For the fifth year, CHRGJ will offer students in NYU Law’s LL.M. program the opportunity to apply for the Transitional Justice Leadership Program.

The Transitional Justice Leadership Program, developed in consultation with leading figures in the transitional justice field, provides an opportunity for LL.M. students to engage with CHRGJ’s Project on Transitional Justice through coursework, scholarship, and internships. CHRGJ’s Project on Transitional Justice, led by Pablo de Greiff, brings together teaching, research, conferences, and student field work on criminal trials, truth commissions, institutional reform and reparations programs in transitional democracies, ranging from East Timor and Iraq to Sierra Leone and Peru and, most recently, those countries impacted by the “Arab Spring.”

Each year, a select group of students is 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, namely a seminar entitled Transitional Justice and one entitled Case Studies in Transitional Justice.

In addition to these two classes, during the academic year scholars will receive guidance in: developing research projects aimed at eventual publication; obtaining academic-year internships with human rights organizations;  providing research assistance to transitional justice institutions, such as the International Center for Transitional Justice; pursuing professional opportunities in the field. They will also be expected to develop original works of legal scholarship to submit to the Annual Emerging Human Rights Scholarship Conference, which provides students with a unique opportunity to receive detailed feedback from their peers and from experts in the field, in order to prepare publishable work. In addition, as part of their affiliation with the CHRGJ, scholars will also have opportunities for collegial interaction with professors and visiting experts, who can act as mentors.  As scholars look to their time after the LL.M. program, they will also receive advisement on seeking unpaid internships in a variety of transitional justice institutions, such as truth commissions, courts, reparations programs, and local human rights organizations in countries throughout the world. Funding from NYU to pursue such opportunities is available on a competitive basis through application to the International Law and Human Rights Student Fellowship Program.

To read more about the program, or learn more about current and past scholars, click here.

To apply, please send a current CV, a relevant writing sample, and a cover letter detailing your interest in the program to Tine Destrooper with the subject line “Transitional Justice Leadership Program Application 2016.”

The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday June 15, 5:00 PM EST.


This year’s Transitional Justice Leadership Scholars


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