Public Interest Law Global Network (PILnet) is inviting applications from lawyers for eight months of study and practical experience in New York. The Fellowship begins with a semester of study at Columbia University School of Law and a series of professional development trainings. In the spring, the PILnet Fellows will participate in study visits to various cities in the U.S. and Europe, as well as two-month internships at New York-based public interest law organizations.
Eligibility Criteria –
Candidate must be from Brazil, China, the Middle East and North Africa region (especially Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia), Nepal, Nigeria, Russia, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia (especially Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma) and Vietnam).
Candidate must be employed lawyer with minimum two years of working experience with the nominating organization.
Candidate must have proficiency in English.
The completed application form must be accompanied with Curriculum Vitae or Resume, nominating letter from the organization where the applicant is employed, two recommendation letters, a description of a rule of law project that the applicant would like to work on during the program, a statement of purpose, a copy of the applicant’s law school transcript, a copy of the applicant’s bar membership (if available), and information on the nominating organization/institution before deadline.
For more information, please visit 2014 PILnet Fellowship page.