The Daksha Fellowship is India’s first law, policy and business fellowship program for young and mid-career lawyers, public policy professionals and other graduates with a background in law.
The Fellowship is a one year, residential program with a contemporary curriculum formulated by internationally renowned faculty in collaboration with leading legal practitioners and industry experts.
The innovative pedagogy for the program-which includes workshops, labs and boot camps-has been conceptualized to equip scholars with specialized knowledge through a combination of legal and non-legal courses.
By combining academic rigor with top-notch curriculum design, industry exposure and global engagement, the Fellowship will enable young lawyers to hone their abilities and skills to succeed in an increasingly digital world.
Daksha is the first law fellowship in India to offer sector-specific specializations. Students can opt to specialize in
Technology Law and Policy: In addition to general courses like data protection, cybercrimes and intellectual property law, this pathway will provide sectoral exposure to areas like telecommunications, financial technologies and social media.
Law and Regulation: This pathway will provide a conceptual understanding of regulation and sectoral insights on key regulatory domains like energy and infrastructure, food and the green economy.
Disputes Resolution: This pathway will provide a comprehensive and conceptual understanding of emerging areas in dispute resolution such as arbitration, mediation and conciliation.
The Daksha Fellowship program innovates through a three-pillared approach to pedagogy
The knowledge pillar encapsulates foundational courses in legal and non-legal domains
The expertise pillar delves into a detailed study of specialized and sectoral practices
The skillset pillar focuses on critical skills like effective communication, leadership readiness and data proficiency
Applications Open: Monday, 2 March 2020
Round 1 closes: Monday, 20 April 2020
Round 2 closes: Monday, 25 May 2020
Round 3 closes: Monday, 29 June 2020
Program starts: Monday, 3 August 2020
The Daksha Fellowship aims to select candidates who meet the following requirements
Bachelor’s degree in law from a recognized Indian institution, or a degree considered equivalent to the LL.B. program (integrated or non-integrated) from an international university. Students pursuing their final year of law and are expected to graduate before the program start date can also apply.
Exemplary record of academic and extracurricular achievements.
Strong written and communication skills.
Scores from one of the entrance exams – Daksha Fellowship Admissions Test, CLAT PG or LSAT-India.
How to Apply?
All applicants are required to submit an online application through the Daksha Fellowship portal.
The program will follow a rolling admissions cycle. However, applicants are encouraged to submit the form in the early rounds to increase their chances of selection and financial aid.
Candidates selected for the Daksha Fellowship shall be considered for up to 100% tuition fee waiver. Candidates will be expected to pay a non-refundable fee of INR 20,000 upon acceptance of the admissions offer.
E-mail ID: enquiries[at]dakshafellowship.org
Admissions Office: SSPDL Towers 4th Floor, Beta Block, Navalur Old Mahabalipuram Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
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