East Africa Emerging Public Interest Advocates Programme 2022 for young legal professionals
When is Application Deadline?
31st October 2022
Tell Me About Award:
The East Africa Emerging Public Interest Advocates Programme for young legal professionals is a flagship fellowship programme by the Center for Strategic Litigation that empowers young advocates through rigorous skills-based training and practical experience in public interest litigation.
The goal of the programme is to build the next generation of public interest advocates in East Africa who share a commitment to and passion for promoting democratic values.
This comes from the realization that there is a limited number of active public interest litigants as most lawyers prefer careers in private and other fields of law.
The fellowship provides up to 30 outstanding young advocates from Kenya, Tanzania (mainland), Tanzania (Zanzibar), Uganda, South Sudan, Burundi and Rwanda with an opportunity to learn from public interest litigation and advocacy gurus, academics, and practitioners, both in class and in court for six (6) months under the following carefully designed curriculum.
What it involves?
The training programme is inaugurated by a one (1) month intensive skill-based training programme that combines presentations, mock trials, public lectures, court visits, and legal aid service.
After completion of the residential programme, the fellows spend 4.5 months in the field where they are closely guided by experienced mentors to put in practice what they learnt in the residential programme to build and implement a project case.
The last one to two weeks of the programme are spent with the fellows engaging in a series of seminars, presenting their cases, their progress, the lessons learnt and the way forward.
What Type of Award is this?
Who can apply?
Young lawyers, with between 1-5 years of work experience
Which Countries are Eligible?
Kenya, Tanzania (mainland), Tanzania (Zanzibar), Uganda, South Sudan, Burundi and Rwanda
Where will Award be Taken?
Both in class and in court for six (6) months
How Many Positions will be Given?
What is the Benefit of Award?
The Center for Strategic Litigation aims to identify talented young lawyers, with between 1-5 years of work experience to learn from public interest litigation gurus, constitutional scholars and researchers, judges of the various courts, advocacy practitioners, both in class and in court. The goal of the programme is to build the next generation of public interest advocates in East Africa who share a commitment to and passion for promoting social justice and democratic values.
How to Apply for Program?