Hays Civil Liberties Fellowship Issues Call for Applications

Written by Professors Norman Dorsen, Sylvia A. Law, and Helen Hershkoff, Co-directors of the Hays Program

Second-year students with a demonstrated commitment to civil liberties and civil rights and strong skills are invited to apply for 2017-2018 Fellowships in the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program.

The Program provides 3L students with fellowship support as they complete two substantial placements with non-profit organizations engaged in impact litigation, policy work, or direct services related to civil liberties and civil rights.  Specific areas of focus may include First Amendment freedoms, racial equality,  immigrants’ rights, criminal justice, economic justice  and reproductive and gender rights.

Materials describing the Program and the selection process are available on the NYU website and in VH room 308.  Applications must be submitted in print by  NOON on Thursday, February 16, 201 7 to Gail Thomas in VH ROOM 308. All applicants will be interviewed.

The current Hays Fellows will discuss their experiences in the Program and answer your questions from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31st in the West Wing of Golding Lounge and from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 1st in VH Smart classroom 202.  We encourage interested students to attend this meeting.