Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Yale Law School International Legal Fellowship


The Yale Law School is pleased to announce an international legal fellowship opportunity at the
Center for Reproductive Rights. This fellowship is open to graduating YLS students and recent
alumni who are interested in careers in women’s rights in the United States or around the world.
It is funded through support from the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights at
Yale Law School.

The Center for Reproductive Rights is a 501(c)3 organization that uses constitutional, comparative
and international human rights law to advance women’s access to quality reproductive healthcare.
International legal fellows at the Center work mainly under the supervision of the Deputy
Director and a Regional Director (Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America) or International
Advocacy Director (global initiatives) supporting the Center’s international human rights
litigation and advocacy strategies by developing factual records and drafting legal memoranda,
pleadings and amicus briefs; drafting submissions to UN, regional and national human rights bodies
and preparing materials for major UN conferences; and researching and drafting human rights factfinding reports.

An international legal fellow placement with a particular supervisor depends on the current cases
being litigated and the international advocacy initiatives being implemented. Placements take
into consideration a fellow’s interest in a particular region, experience working on specific
issues, and fluency in other languages that are required to conduct the work.

Candidates should contact Lilian Sepúlveda, Deputy Director of the International Legal Program
at CRR, to discuss possible opportunities. In order to arrange a phone discussion, please send
your CV and a short description of your areas of interest to by
January 11, 2012.

Terms of the Fellowship

The fellow will spend one year working with the CRR, beginning in the summer or fall of
2012 though summer 2013.

While at the CRR, fellows will receive a stipend of $44,000 as well as a contribution
towards health insurance.

After the completion of the fellowship, fellows will be asked to submit a report
describing their fellowship experience. Fellows will also be asked to advise future students who
are interested in fellowships or are contemplating careers in women’s rights.

Selection Criteria

Applications are invited from Yale Law School students and alumni, including JD and
LLM students in their final year, JSD candidates, and recent graduates.

Applications should include:

1) A proposed plan for the fellowship year (no more than 500 words) – Candidates will
develop the plan with support from CRR staff once the candidate and the Deputy Director have agreed on priority projects. (In order to ensure sufficient time to develop a plan,
please contact Deputy Director Sepúlveda by January 11, 2012.)

2) A short statement (no more than 500 words) describing the applicant’s experiences with
and commitment to global justice or women’s rights, aspirations for future work in these
areas, and the ways in which the Gruber Fellowship will help achieve the applicant’s

3) Three letters of recommendation. For current students, at least two recommenders must
be Yale faculty; alumni must include at least one Yale faculty recommender and at least
one letter of recommendation from a current or former employer. Recommenders should
submit letters directly;

4) A law-school transcript and, where relevant, the transcript of any other postgraduate
degree program; and

5) A curriculum vitae.

The application deadline

is January 30, 2012. Decisions will be made by late March.
Submit application materials to: For further information,
please contact

For more information about the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights, please

For more information about CRR, please see

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship

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