IWHR Graduate Teaching Fellowships

The IWHR Clinic offers one two-year graduate fellowship annually for individuals interested in developing their skills as advocates and future law professors.  The next available fellowship will begin in the summer of 2018.

Fellows supervise J.D. students and develop test case litigation, human rights reports and legislation for use in African and sometimes other countries and international and regional bodies. The projects are usually co-designed with in-country women’s rights lawyers and seek to advance women’s international rights to equality and freedom from violence at the domestic level or, failing that, before a human rights treaty body.  Fellows and students travel during spring break to conduct an in-country fact-finding mission. Successful completion of the fellowship results in the award of an L.L.M. in Advocacy from Georgetown University Law Center.

Fellow Qualifications:
Fellows must have excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills. Fellows must  have earned a J.D. from a U.S. university and be members of the D.C. bar, or take steps to apply for membership in the D.C. bar (through examination or waiver) upon being accepted for the position.  At least two years of post-law school experience is required, as well as courses or experience in human rights law.

Application Process:
Applications for the 2018-2020 fellowship position are now being accepted.  The deadline to submit an application is November 1, 2017. Please submit a resumé, official law school transcript, and detailed statement of interest.

Materials should be directed to:
Georgetown University Law Center  
International Women's Human Rights Clinic
Re: IWHRC Fellowship Application
600 New Jersey Ave. NW, Suite 334
Washington, DC 20001

Or sent via email to

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

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