UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship for African Legal Professionals & Law Graduates
University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA Law) and Sonke Gender Justice Network (Sonke) announce the launch of the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship. 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.
Application Deadline: February 1st 2019
Fellows will enrol in UCLA Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy (PILP). Through its various workshops and seminars, Fellows will meet PILP students and faculty. And grapple with current challenges faced in public interest legal practice. Students will enrol in the course Human Rights and Sexual Politics. Which address a range of issues such as sexual and reproductive health rights, sex work, LGBTIQ+ and access to health care
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.
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 download the fellowship application form here.
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