Applications now open: UCLA Law – Sonke Health and Human Rights Fellowship

Dear all,

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law (UCLA Law) and Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) invite applications for the UCLA Law – Sonke Health & Human Rights Fellowship 2017/2018. Launched in 2011, the program 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.

Details of the Fellowship

The fellowship offers a full-tuition grant to enrol in UCLA Law’s Master of Laws (LL.M.) program. Sonke will will assist fellows with identifying additional funds for their studies, though there is no guarantee that these will be secured. Upon graduating, fellows have the opportunity to apply for a one-year fellowship placement with Sonke Gender Justice in Cape Town or Johannesburg.

Fellows will enrol in UCLA Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy (PILP), and through its workshop and seminars, will meet PILP students and faculty and study the problem-solving challenges faced in public interest legal practice. Fellows will examine the principal skills and conceptual approaches useful to public interest lawyers in the PILP seminar, Problem Solving in the Public Interest.

The due date for the online application for UCLA Law’s LL.M. programme and the Sonke fellowship application is February 15, 2017.

For details on who is eligible and how to apply, click here.
For further information, e-mail Ariane at