July 11, 2021
The International Legal Consortium (ILC) at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids seeks six early or mid-career lawyers based in sub-Saharan Africa to participate in the African Legal Fellowship Program.
The Fellowship Program is developed and provided in association with:
- The O'Neil Institute for Global Health Law at Georgetown University, Washington DC
- Kenyatta University School of Law, Nairobi
- ERSUMA, Higher Regional School of Magistracy, Port-Novo.
The fellowship Program is designed to create a cohort of lawyers to join the international effort to combat the tobacco epidemic that kills up to eight million people each year globally. It will provide a unique opportunity to become experienced in law and public policy on tobacco control through a specially developed curriculum that will include:
- In-depth legal training through interactive online content, live webinars with global experts, tutorials and group work.
- Structured professional development through mentorship and observing work practices of ILC and O'Neil Institute lawyers.
- In-country training based at academic institutions within Africa.
- Research projects.
- Assisting in drafting international tobacco control laws and contributing to technical assistance in defensive and proactive tobacco control litigation.
Start Date: September 2021
Application Deadline: July 23, 2021
Program Term: 18 months with 4-6 hours per week commitment (A Stipend will be provided)
Number of Positions: 6
The program will run in English and fellows must be practicing lawyers based in a country within the WHO Afro region.
Please send all required application documents to the ILC at AfricanFellowship@tobaccofreekids.org by July 23, 2021.
More on the application process & list of required documents here.