Call for applications for the Afronomicslaw Academic Forum (Eastern Africa)


May 31, 2022

The Afronomicslaw Academic Forum is a network of students, early-career researchers, and early-career practitioners interested in international economic law as it relates to Africa and the Global South. The Forum is led by its own members, who coordinate a wide range of programming to support the professional development and intellectual growth of members over the course of one year.

The Eastern African wing of the Afronomicslaw Academic Forum was established in 2020. Collectively, members of the Forum bring with them a wealth of knowledge not only on international economic law and how it intersects with topical issues in their host countries, but also on the limits of how international economic law is taught at universities on the continent. Members work in government, international and domestic organisations, private law firms, universities and elsewhere, or they are students. Their interests are diverse, but they coalesce around a deep commitment to understanding (and changing) how international economic law impacts, and is impacted by, Eastern Africa, Africa and the global South more broadly.

The Eastern African Regional Board, which is the leadership of the Forum in Eastern Africa, is looking for students, early-career researchers, and early-career practitioners from the whole Eastern African region who are passionate about international economic law to join the Forum as part of its second cohort.

Members benefit from:

  • Monthly substantive lectures with renowned scholars (usually on the 1st Saturday of each month)
  • Monthly presentations by members based on various scholarly works
  • Skilled workshops on academic research and publishing
  • Structured editorial support for the researching, writing, presenting and publishing of a short symposium paper for the Afronomicslaw Academic Forum Annual Conference
  • Ongoing mentorship from leaders in academia, government and legal practice
  • Ongoing career support for accessing postgraduate degree and career opportunities
  • A diverse network of like-minded individuals from across Africa

Applications close on 15 June 2022. Membership to the Forum is for one year and will last from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023. Applicants are encouraged to think carefully about whether they have the capacity to fulfil the requirements of membership for the full year. The selection process is competitive. Applicants will be assessed on their demonstrable interest/experience in international economic law and public international law; demonstrable interest/experience in academic research and writing; leadership potential; and time availability.

For more on the Membership Options Available to Applicants, Eligibility Criteria for Regional Representatives/Regional Editors, Application Process and more, click here.