Post Date: February 22, 2006

The Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School has announced a new fellowship program for current LL.M. students, third-year J.D. students, and recent J.D. graduates.

The Satter Human Rights Fellowships, made possible by a generous gift from the Satter Foundation, will provide two fellowships annually to work with human rights organizations responding to mass atrocities or widespread and severe patterns of rights abuse. The Satter Foundation was founded by Harvard Law School alumnus Muneer A. Satter ’87.

“The Satter Fellows will help to improve conditions in areas of extreme human rights violations and mass atrocity,” said Dean Elena Kagan ’86. “They will put their considerable talents to work combating human rights abuses and seeking to expand the rule of law and democracy. We are deeply grateful to our alumnus Muneer A. Satter for the generous gift that will make their work possible.”

Satter Fellows will spend one year working outside of the U.S. focusing on situations of severe conflict, widespread and extreme violations of human rights, and transition in the aftermath of mass human rights violations. The fellowships award a stipend of $27,000 for the fellowship period and include medical and other benefits.

“The Human Rights Program is thrilled to announce the Satter Human Rights Fellowships,” said Ryan Goodman, director of the Human Rights Program and Rita E. Hauser Professor of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. “Supporting committed graduates and enabling them to play significant roles in addressing severe human rights violations fits perfectly with the mission of the Human Rights Program. These fellowships will provide a special opportunity for Harvard Law graduates to build a career working on some of the most pressing human rights concerns.”

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, March 6, 2007. Fellowships will be announced in late spring.

Click here for more information on the Satter Human Rights Fellowships and the Human Rights Program.