UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship Program in South Africa

The University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA Law) and Sonke Gender Justice Network (Sonke) are excited to invite applications for UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship. This program is exclusively intended to legal professionals from any african country. The fellowship is awarded to support students pursuing LLM progam in South Africa. Expires in 46 days!

Scholarship Description
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 provides 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.

Award Value
The Fellowship offers a full-tuition grant to enroll 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.

Level and Area of Studies
Master of Law – LLM Program.

Place of Study
The study will be taken in South Africa.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • 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.
  • As a condition of the award, Fellows will be asked to certify that they will return to Africa upon completion of their LL.M. degree, and commit to a public interest career that promotes health, human rights, and gender equality in the African region for at least one year.

Applicants’ Nationality
Afrcian nationals are invited to apply.

Submission Deadline
1 February 2019.

Website and Application Link