The University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA Law) and Sonke Gender Justice Network (Sonke) invites applications for the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship for the 2019/2020 academic year.

Commencing in August 2019, the programme will provide specialised training to top graduates from South African law schools for careers as impact-oriented public interest lawyers in the areas of health, human rights, HIV prevention, and gender equality.

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA Law) and Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) launched the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship in 2011 and, to date, it has produced 11 top public interest lawyers and advocates. The programme which will Commence in August 2019 will provide specialised training to top graduates from South African law schools for careers as impact-oriented public interest lawyers in the areas of health, human rights, HIV prevention, and gender equality.

Worth of Award

  • The Fellowship offers a full-tuition grant to enrol in UCLA Law’s Master of Law Program (LL.M.) and assists Fellows in securing living and travel expenses for their studies.
  • It also offers the opportunity to apply for a one-year Fellowship placement with Sonke’s Policy Development and Advocacy unit.

Eligibility

  • The UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship is open to legal professionals and law graduates holding LL.B. degrees classified second class (division one) or higher from South African law school programmes.
  • Competitive applicants will also have a demonstrated commitment to health, human rights, or gender equality, and work or volunteer experience in this area. Note that non-South African applicants must have a valid work permit.
  • The fellowship is open to African legal professionals and law graduates holding an LL.B. degree classified second class (division one) or higher from a South African Law school.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must complete the online application for UCLA Law’s LL.M. programme and the supplemental application for the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship.
  • UCLA Law’s LL.M. online application is at www.law.ucla.edu/llm.
  • Please direct questions about the fellowship to [email protected], and questions about UCLA Law’s online LL.M. application procedure to [email protected]

 

Deadline: Application closes February 1st, 2019

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