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Lawyers for Change Fellowships 2012 -14

Centre for Social Justice, Ahmedabad & ECONET, Pune is organizing Lawyers for Change (LfC) 2012-14. Lawyers for Change (LfC) is a fellowship programme for leadership development designed exclusively for young lawyers - for those who aspire to bring about change in the society. Over two years of the programme, LfC will systematically work with the lawyers and help them build the identity and skills required for Social Justice Lawyering.

Structure of the Programme:
The programme is a two-year engagement with an annual evaluation as a milestone for continuation. During the two years, the selected candidate will be taken through an intensive capacity building process to use law for fighting exclusion, discrimination, enabling entitlements and to establish herself / himself as a leader in the field of law. There will be a total of 30 days of contact sessions in a year in which the selected candidate will be expected to remain present. These contact sessions will be conducted once every two months for 6-7 days pre-decided in the annual calendar. In between the contact sessions, Fellows will work with organizations working on rights based issues, explore possibilities of legal interventions and also carry out tasks assigned by the academy. Work thus done will be required to be presented in the next contact session.

Eligibility:
Students of law in their final year of law school expected to graduate before June 2012. Practicing lawyers who are associated with organizations working on rights based issues. Lawyers who want to start a practice on social justice issues. The programme is open ONLY to candidates below 32 years of age. A good knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of computers is a MUST for every candidate. The programme is open only to citizens of India.

An email may be sent to leaders.law@gmail.com on or before 29th February, 2012 with the CV of the applicant attached. The Subject field of the email must clearly mention "Application for Programme". Candidates who had applied for the previous batch may also apply. Date and location of the interview will be notified to shortlisted candidates before 7th March, 2012.

Contact Details:
Satyajeet Mazumdar
Programme Anchor
Phone: +91 - 99099 63150
Email: leaders.law@gmail.com

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