Columbia Law School teaches the next generation of human rights advocates to be strategic, ciricial, and reflective. For more than half  a century, Columbia Law School has pioneered education and scholarship in human rights.

Columbia students have remarkable opportunities to immerse themselves in cutting-edge human rights research and practice through the Law School’s human rights curriculum, the Human Rights Institute, Human Rights Clinic, Social Justice Initiatives, journals, student-led organizations, and more. Through human rights career advising, specialized human rights mentorship programs, summer fellowship funding, post-graduate fellowships and other awards, Columbia Law School provides extensive support to students and alumni pursuing careers in human rights. 

For more information, please read our brochure on human rights at CLS and our student guide.