The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI), a two-week certificate program that will provide a comprehensive introduction to the theory and application of international human rights law, July 10 to 21, 2017.
Designed for students and professionals from around the world, this immersive program enables individuals with limited time to gain an in-depth understanding of international human rights law and practice. Participants will take part in daily lectures and workshops with Fordham Law professors, supplemented by fieldwork and discussions with members of New York’s prominent human rights community. The program may also include field trips to the United Nations Headquarters and other local institutions.
Participants will earn Certificate in International Human Rights Law from the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, New York, NY.
Who Can Register
The Summer Human Rights Institute (SHRI) is open to students and professionals from around the world with an interest in international human rights law. There are no specific academic requirements to participate in this program. All program courses and activities will be conducted in English, but no language assessment or scores are required.
When to Register
Early registration closed on May 31. The final deadline to register is July 1, 2017, after which participants will only be admitted if space is available.
Registrants are accepted into the program on a rolling basis, in the order in which registrations materials and program fees are received. Registrants will receive formal confirmation of registration within 3 to 5 business days of receipt of their registration materials. Space is limited and we expect the program to fill up well before the July 1 deadline, so interested participants are encouraged to register early.
How to Register
In order to register, please complete and submit the registration form. Please note that you will be required to upload your resume, passport photo page, and current photo, to complete the form. Please have these files ready before starting the registration process. You will receive an automatic email confirmation immediately upon submission.
Within 3 to 5 business days, you will receive a second email confirming that you have been provisionally registered for the Institute, pending receipt of your $100 registration fee and $2950 program fee. The $100 Registration Fee and $2950 Program Fee must be paid in full within two weeks of the date of your provisional registration email, or your spot will be released.
Methods of Payment
The $100 Registration Fee and $2950 Program Fee may be paid using our online credit card system, or by check, money order or wire transfer. Detailed instructions for making payment will be attached to the email confirming provisional registration.
Obtaining a Visa
The SHRI does NOT require any particular type of visa to attend. The Institute satisfies the F-1 visa/status requirements and Fordham can issue I-20s to support F-1 visa applications for this program. In the alternative, some participants may wish to enter the US as a B-1, B-2, or WT visitor. For further information on obtaining a visa to attend the Institute, please visit our Visa Information page.