Anthony Lester Fellowships, 2024-2025, Bard College, February 28, 2024
The Anthony Lester Fellowships support lawyers or law students undertaking practical fieldwork in human rights/ the rule of law.
The fellowships honour the memory and legacy of Anthony Lester QC (Lord Lester of Herne Hill), one of Britain’s most distinguished human rights lawyers. As a young lawyer, he twice visited the American South during the civil rights movement and wrote a report on race relations. His experiences there inspired his pioneering work as a barrister and legislator.
The Anthony Lester Fellowships are intended to support lawyers and law students early in their careers to undertake a project of their choosing that helps affect positive, practical change in relation to the rule of law and human rights, inspired by his experience. The fellowships are designed to support those who may not otherwise have the opportunity to undertake practical fieldwork overseas, for minimum period of 3 months. The fellowships are administered by the Human Rights Project at Bard College, and supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, the Open Society Foundation, and the Lester family.
Deadline: February 28, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time