Crowley Program in International Human Rights

Unique among American law schools, the Crowley Program's Annual Human Rights Fact-Finding Project provides law students with the opportunity to participate in an overseas human rights investigation and prepares them for a career in international human rights. In the spring of their first year, a group of law students are selected to become Crowley Scholars. These Scholars enroll in an intensive academic program in human rights theory and advocacy during their second year, including a special seminar designed to prepare them for the Human Rights Fact-Finding Project.

The Crowley Scholars help plan every stage of the project's fact-finding trip, conduct meetings and interviews with lawyers, government officials, and members of local communities. Upon the conclusion of the trip, the Scholars assist the Crowley faculty in drafting a comprehensive report outlining the trip's findings and recommendations. The trip report is published in a scholarly journal and as a stand-alone publication for policy-makers and human rights advocates. It is available in English and the language of the country visited.


Leitner Center for International Law and Justice
Fordham University School of Law
33 West 60th Street (2nd Floor)
New York, NY 10023

Email: LeitnerCenter@law.fordham.edu
Telephone: 212.636.6862
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Courses
Fordham offers one of the most extensive human rights curricula of any law school in the United States


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Faculty and Staff
Thomas H. Lee
Director, Center for International Security and Humanitarian Law
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