Human Rights Training



Columbia University School of Law announces a program of Human Rights Teaching Fellows to help prepare the next generation of human rights teachers and teacher-advocates.

Under the auspices of the Law School's Human Rights Institute, the Program will designate a number of Human Rights Teaching Fellows annually for intensive education and training in human rights law and human rights teaching. The Program will assist members of law school and other academic faculties in integrating human rights into their curricula and in fashioning human rights curricula that will inspire and train students, scholars and advocates of human rights. The Program will also assist leaders of human rights advocacy organizations in fashioning training programs for the various aspects of non-governmental human rights activity.

Human Rights Teaching Fellows will be selected from among members of law school and other academic faculties and from human rights advocacy organizations, with particular attention to parts of the world where human rights teaching needs to be strengthened (including parts of the United States). The Program will be conducted during one law school semester and will begin in late August or January of every year, one week before regular classes at Columbia Law School begin . The Program will be inaugurated in August 1999 or January 2000.

The Program will designate two to six Human Rights Teaching Fellows annually. Teaching Fellows will be provided a per diem and a contribution towards housing and travel expenses. Teaching Fellows will not be degree candidates at Columbia University.

Applicants should submit a resume, and a cover letter setting forth their qualifications and their interest in teaching human rights law, to:

Professor Catherine Powell
Executive Director
Human Rights Institute
Columbia Law School
435 West 116th Street, D-19
New York, New York 10027
(Ph) 212-854-5705
(Fax) 212-854-2640

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