2019 - 2020 PILnet Fellowship: Innovating in the Age of Globalization
PILnet (The Global network for Public Interest Law)
- Location: New York
- Rolling application
PILnet’s fellowship offers recent graduates a unique opportunity to re-envision the very way that effective public interest lawyering can be done in our globalized world. The fellowship aims to train and equip a new generation of public interest lawyers who are capable of using an expanded legal toolbox. Fellows at PILnet will develop ways of using private sector legal expertise to advance the interests of the most vulnerable.
The fellowship will include experiential learning in developing transactional lawyering approaches to public interest matters, complemented by workshops and classroom-style training carried out by leading legal academics and practitioners. Fellows will contribute to the development of pro bono by supporting civil society through PILnet’s Global Pro Bono Clearinghouse, an access-to-justice intermediary between civil society and lawyers who are able and prepared to assist them. Fellows will consult with organizations, draft their intake requests, conduct legal research, liaise with law firm partners, and facilitate PILnet’s role as a strategic link between public and private sectors. PILnet fellows will use the concepts and ideas they learned from the experiential learning program to inject innovative solutions to traditional human rights problems into the matchmaking process to enable NGOs and CSOs access justice globally.
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