Due Date: February 1, 2019

The Sonke Health & Person Rights Fellowship Program 2019 is open for applications. The program offers specialised training to leading graduates from South African law schools for professions as impact-oriented public interest legal representatives in the locations of health, human rights, HIV avoidance, and gender equality.

The Fellowship uses a full-tuition grant to register in UCLA Law’s Master of Law Program (LL.M.) and helps Fellows in protecting living and travel expenditures for their research studies. It likewise uses the chance to get a 1 year Fellowship positioning with Sonke’s Policy Advancement and Advocacy system.

Commencing in August 2019, the program will supply specific training to leading graduates from South African law schools for professions as impact-oriented public interest legal representatives in the locations of health, human rights, HIV avoidance, and gender equality.

About

Fellows will register in UCLA Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy (PILP). Through its different workshops and workshops, Fellows will fulfill PILP trainees and professors, and come to grips with existing obstacles dealt with in public interest legal practice. Trainees will register in the course Human Rights and Sexual Politics, which deal with a series of problems such as sexual and reproductive health rights, sex work, LGBTIQ+ and access to healthcare.

Each UCLA Law– Sonke Health & Person Rights Fellow will likewise choose other associated courses and author a significant composing task on a health, human rights, and/or gender equality-related legal problem dealing with South Africa. To get ready for American legal research studies, Fellows will begin their curriculum by registering in a Summer season initial course, American Law in a Worldwide Context.

Advantages

  • The Fellowship uses a full-tuition grant to register in UCLA Law’s Master of Law Program (LL.M.) and helps Fellows in protecting living and travel expenditures for their research studies.
  • It likewise uses the chance to get a 1 year Fellowship positioning with Sonke’s Policy Advancement and Advocacy system

Eligibility

  • The UCLA Law– Sonke Health & Person Rights Fellowship is open to lawyers and law graduates holding LL.B. degrees categorized 2nd class (department one) or greater from South African law school programs.
  • Competitive candidates will likewise have actually a shown dedication to health, human rights, or gender equality, and work or volunteer experience in this location.
  • Keep in mind that non-South African candidates need to have a legitimate work authorization.
  • As a condition of the award, Fellows will be asked to license that they will go back to Africa upon conclusion of their LL.M. degree, and devote to a public interest profession that promotes health, human rights, and gender equality in the African area for a minimum of one year.

Application

Candidates need to finish the online application for UCLA Law’s LL.M. program and the additional application for the UCLA Law– Sonke Health & Person Rights Fellowship.

For more details, go to UCLA Law

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