CHRGJ Invites Applications for its 2018-2019 Transitional Justice Leadership Program

Each year, the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) selects a small number of incoming NYU Law LLM students to take part in the Transitional Justice Leadership Program. Developed in consultation with prominent figures in the transitional justice field, the program provides an opportunity for LLM students to engage through coursework, scholarship, and internships with CHRGJ’s Transitional Justice Project, which brings together teaching, documentation, research, and convenings on topics such as criminal prosecutions, truth commissions, institutional reform, and reparations programs in countries undergoing a transition to democracy in the aftermath of conflict or of authoritarianism. The Transitional Justice Project is led by Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor Pablo de Greiff, who served as UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence from May 2012 through May 2018.

Program Components

Application Instructions

Applications are due by Wednesday, August 8. Selected candidates will be notified by Wednesday, August 15.

To apply, please submit:

  1. Cover letter detailing your interest in the program, including relevant background or experience where applicable
  2. CV
  3. Writing Sample
    • The purpose of the writing sample is to demonstrate your ability to write academically in English. It is also an opportunity to showcase your experience in the area, where applicable.
    • Please submit a previously written English-language piece, no longer than 15 pages; excerpts are acceptable.
    • Samples can be academic papers, legal documents, journalistic articles or blog posts. Class papers are acceptable; there is no expectation that this be published writing.

These should be combined into a single PDF attachment in the above order and e-mailed to CHRGJ Program Manager Lauren Stackpoole [], with the subject line “Transitional Justice Leadership Program Application 2018-2019.”

*Students not selected for the program may still register for the course through the normal registration process; however, as with all NYU Law courses, enrollment for those outside the program is not guaranteed.


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