The first class of Human Rights Scholars at Commencement 2017.

Program admission occurs in the fall of sophomore year. For the Class of 2021, the application for Human Rights Scholars is due by Friday, November 2, 2018 at midnight; there are no prerequisite courses. Applicants will receive notice of admission decisions before the start of spring semester.

Download: Human Rights Scholar Application Fall 2018. Please email with any questions about the Program.

Information Session: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 7 pm, WLH 207.
If you miss the Information Session, learn more about the Human Rights Program on our Requirements page. 

Open House: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 5-6:30 pm, Schell Center for International Human Rights, Yale Law School.

The Open House will be an opportunity to talk to those involved with the Schell Center - including Program Director Jim Silk and Program Administrator Hope Metcalf - and explore its offices at the law school.

Additional Application Information:

Faculty Reference: You may list a reference from any faculty member, including a professor or College Dean or Head of College.

Transcript: You may submit an “unofficial academic record” (available directly from or a copy of an “official transcript” you have previously ordered. You do not need to order an official transcript for your application.

Electives: List only the courses; do not provide an explanation of why you are interested in taking them. Please try to avoid listing courses you are taking this semester.