Dec 5, 2022

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Young civic-minded lawyers can apply to study for free in London

Applications have been received for the Pius Langa Memorial Scholarship for young lawyers dedicated to promoting constitutional and human rights law in South Africa or Africa.

The scholarship was awarded in honor of the former Nominated by the Supreme Court and will award one early bursary each year for professional lawyers to pursue an LLM degree at University College London (UCL) in the UK, one of the top universities in the world.

The bursary includes a full tuition fee waiver from UCL and a stipend of £20,000 (R392,000) to cover travel and living expenses related to the studies.

Scholar recipients must have at least one human rights or constitutional law module as part of their LLM course in which they are attending UCL.

Applicants must be nationals of an African country who are either trainee or former trainee lawyers r of the Constitutional Court or early career lawyers working in South African civil society and working for an NGO on a legal program on constitutional and human rights law. Preference will be given to those under the age of 35.

Applicants have until August 14 to email their application to [email protected] Interviews with shortlisted candidates will take place at the Constitutional Court in September.

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