UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship for African Legal Professionals & Law Graduates

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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

Eligibility Requirements:

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.

Application Procedure:

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.

Please direct questions about the fellowship to hhrfellowship@genderjustice.org.za, and questions about UCLA Law’s online LL.M. application procedure to llmapplicant@law.ucla.edu.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship 2019

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