African Legal Fellowship Program in Tobacco Control Law and Policy - Invitation to Apply

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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 by July 23, 2021

More on the application process & list of required documents here.