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January 21, 2015

Post-Graduate Fellowships: Upcoming Deadlines!

This is your friendly reminder from the Human Rights Program that there are several post-graduate fellowship opportunities with deadlines in February and March.

A woman with brown hair wearing a black top smiles at graduation.
Judy Murciano, Fellowships Director

We strongly advise you to tap into the wisdom and generosity of Judy Murciano, Fellowships Director, who is available for advising now and throughout the year. She is, without a doubt, one of the best resources available at HLS.

A couple of pressing deadlines are worth noting: Materials for the University Traveling Fellowships (The Kennedy, Knox and Shelton Traveling Fellowships, as they are collectively known, and the Australian Graduate Research Fellowships) must be submitted to Judy, by hard copy, the week of Feb. 2, so that she can write nominating letters by Feb. 13. The fellowships support a full academic year of research or study abroad for Harvard graduate/doctoral students or 2015 graduates of one of Harvard’s professional schools.

Applications for the Ford Foundation’s Post-Graduate Fellowship in Public Interest Law are due to OPIA by February 9. The fellowship funds one year of full-time work at a Ford Foundation grantee organization beginning in fall 2015. Only 3Ls, clerks, and JD alumni presently on 1 year fellowships may apply. Strong preference will be given to 3Ls.

The application for the Public Service Venture Fund is due March 2 for work in the public interest at either a non-profit or government agency. Strong preference for 3Ls, but clerks and LLMs may apply. All materials must be submitted online.

HRP also offers two post-graduate fellowships—the Henigson and the Satter—both of which have deadlines in early March. To find out more about those fellowships, please join us on Jan. 30 for an informational session at noon in WCC 4059.


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February 8, 2012

Tomorrow, February 9: Post-Graduate Fellowship Informational Session (plus Pizza)

Event Notice

Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunities with the Human Rights Program:
An Informational Session

12:00-1:00 pm

Hauser 104

Please join us for PIZZA and an informational session about the post-graduate fellowships offered through the Human Rights Program. We’ll fill you in on the Henigson, Satter and Global Human Rights Fellowships- all of which have application deadlines in March.

Hope to see you there!


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November 8, 2011

HRP Alumna Chi Mgbako Named to “Minority 40 Under 40” List

Posted by Susan Farbstein

A woman wearing a flowery top stands with a group of young children in Malawai.
Chi Mgbako (left) visits Malawi while a Crowley Fellow at Fordham Law School’s Leitner Center for International Law and Justice. Photo courtesy of Chi Mgbako.

Here’s some exciting news.  HRP alumna (and my old friend from law school) Chi Mgbako, JD ’05, was just named to the National Law Journal’s “Minority 40 Under 40” list, which celebrates the top 40 minority lawyers in the country under the age of 40.

After graduating from HLS, Chi received a Harvard Henigson Human Rights Fellowship to join the West Africa office of the International Crisis Group, where her work focused on justice sector reform in Liberia and Sierra Leone as well as political reform in Nigeria.

Since 2007, she has built and directed the Walter Leitner International Human Rights Clinic at Fordham University School of Law, where her students conduct mobile legal aid clinics and engage in legal and policy analysis, human rights trainings, submissions before human rights bodies, and public interest litigation in partnership with international human rights NGOs.  Recent projects have focused on prisoners’ rights, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, legal empowerment, sex workers rights, HIV/AIDS, and U.S. foreign policy.

Congrats, Chi, on all your amazing work and this well-deserved recognition!

Click here for several of her articles on The Huffington Post.

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