Call for Applications: 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, 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. Currently, Professor de Greiff is leading the development of a framework to prevent grave human rights violations through the Prevention Project.

Program Components

Application Instructions

The Transitional Justice Leadership Program will commence in spring 2021 and likely conclude in Fall 2021, depending on the academic schedules of the selected Transitional Justice Scholars. All interested LLM students are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by noon on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Selected candidates will be notified by mid-December 2020 and the program dates will be confirmed at this time.

To apply, please submit:

  1. Cover letter detailing your interest in the program, including relevant background or experience where applicable, and your LLM enrollment pattern (e.g., Fall 2020/Spring 2021, Spring/Summer 2o21, or Spring/Fall 2021).
  2. CV
  3. Relevant writing sample

These should be combined into a single PDF with the file name “Last Name, First Name – TJ Application.pdf” and submitted here.

[1] 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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