Lawyers for Change FELLOWSHIPS – 2012-14

Centre for Social Justice, Ahmedabad & ECONET, Pune
Lawyers for Change

 Are you a lawyer who wants to make a difference?
Do you care about social issues and justice for all?
Do you feel that there is a need for change in the present legal system?
If so, read on…

 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

 About Lawyers for Change (LfC)

 World history is replete with illustrations of great leaders who have been lawyers. They are the people who designed the structure of nations, led movements to eradicate ills of the society and inspired thousands of others to follow their footsteps. 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. The academy has distinguished faculty members from amongst well known human rights educators, retired members of the judiciary, senior lawyers and practitioners in the field. Activities of the academy will include rigorous training sessions which will be conducted once in every two months. In between the two months, Fellows will explore opportunities for legal interventions while working with rights based organizations in different parts of the Country and be connected with the academy electronically.

 Applications for the Fellowship

 We are looking for:

 Students of law in their final year of law school expected to graduate before June 2012.

  1. Practicing lawyers who are associated with organizations working on rights based issues.
  2. Lawyers who want to start a practice on social justice issues.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.

How to apply?

An email may be sent to 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.


 Selected candidates will be awarded a fellowship of upto Rs. 16,000 per month. Candidates will also be entitled for a monthly allowance of Rs. 2500 for books, travel and internet connection. Travel to and from Ahmedabad for attending training sessions will be reimbursed according to policy.

Lawyers for Change Fellowships

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Lawyers for Change FELLOWSHIPS – 2012-14 Brochure 2012-14