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Arthur Russell Morgan Fellowships

Since the founding of the Urban Morgan Institute, Arthur Russell Morgan fellowships have been offered to a number of outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to international human rights.

Each year the Institute awards between 10 to 15 fellowships, divided approximately in thirds between 1L, 2L, and 3L students of the College of Law. The fellowships carry a stipend of $3,600 for the academic year, and a stipend of $3,000 - $3,500 for a summer externship after the first year of law school.

Application Process - Incoming Students

Incoming students interested in applying for a fellowship should follow the normal application procedures through the Admissions Office.

In addition, two items must be submitted to the Institute to complete the fellowship application: (1) a resume; and (2) a statement of interest. Statements of interest are typically 1-3 pages single spaced and explain the applicant’s interest in human rights.

These materials should be emailed to, or mailed to:

Fellowship Committee
Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Box 210040
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040

Your are encouraged to apply early in spring.

Decisions are based upon academic merit and take into consideration previous activities in the human rights field and proficiency in foreign languages, which are sometimes required for certain overseas placements.

Application Process - Second and Third Year Students

Students applying for fellowships in their second and third years will be notified regarding application dates and procedures. Students must apply each year for fellowships for the following academic year. Academic performance at the law school and performance as a member of the Human Rights Quarterly editorial staff will be taken into consideration in making decisions on fellowship renewals.