Call for Applications: Transitional Justice Leadership Program 2021-22
August 14, 2021

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. Senior Fellow and 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 leads the Transitional Justice Program. Currently, Professor de Greiff is leading the development of a framework to prevent grave human rights violations through the Preventions Project.

Program Components

Application Instructions

The Transitional Justice Leadership Program will commence in fall 2021 and continue through the academic year. All interested LLM students are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by noon on Monday August 30, 2021. Selected candidates will be notified no later than mid-September 2021 and the program schedule 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
  2. CV
  3. Relevant writing sample

These should be combined into a single PDF attachment in the above order and e-mailed to Lauren Stackpoole, CHRGJ Director of Operations and Academic Programs, [], with the subject line “Transitional Justice Leadership Program Application 2021-22.”

[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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