Student Opportunities & Fellowships

The Center is dedicated to the continuing education and empowerment of its student body in the area of human rights. We offer many great ways for students to get involved, starting from year one. Students can become activists by joining our Student Advisory Board or serving as a 1L section representative, we offer the opportunity to get published and hone your editing skills by working with the Human Rights Brief. There are also several fellowship and professional opportunities to bolster your resume. See below to explore the ways that you can get involved with the Center:

This highly-regarded student-run publication and its website,, report on developments in international human rights and humanitarian law and provide concise legal analysis of cutting-edge human rights issues. Learn more

The SAB is a group of highly qualified, committed students interested in human rights and humanitarian law. The SAB works closely with the Center and takes the lead in development of programming that reflects student interests and priorities.

Disability & Human Rights Fellows Program
The Disability & Human Rights Fellows program, sponsored by the open Society Foundations (OSF), brings attorneys from various parts of the world to WCL to engage in a specialized course of study focused on disability and human rights. Learn more

The Herman Schwartz Israel Human Rights Law Fellowship
This fellowship, jointly sponsored by the New Israel Fund, offers Israeli lawyers (both Palestinian and Jewish), a two year academic and professional experience, including L.L.M. study and professional development through internships in Washington D.C. Learn more

Speak Truth To Power Human Rights Teaching Fellows Program
In partnership with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Center, this program brings together law students, high school teachers, and high school students to promote human rights education and activism. Learn more