The mentorship program is a means for law students interested in constitutional and human rights law to learn practical skills that they will require once they start practicing in court. The proportion between human rights violations and human rights lawyers is alarming and has resulted into the creation of a gap between justice and seekers of justice who crave for competent human rights lawyers to take up their causes.
As a team of human rights lawyers working at the chambers of Senior Advocate Ms. Indira Jaising, we realize our responsibility in building capacity for filling such gap and making justice more accessible. Enrolled law students will be exposed to constitutional issues of gender discrimination, women rights, religious rights, health rights, and intellectual property rights.
Our aim is to have a teaching model where mentees learn and have a comprehensive understanding of real-life skills to be a human rights lawyer.
· Introduction to feminist jurisprudence
· Assignment of case file(s)
· Visit to field sites
· Legal Research Notes on assigned case file(s)
· Participating in legal strategy meetings and client meetings
· Sessions on drafting
· Attending court hearings
· Work for the Lawyers Collective Magazine
· Moot court
· Talk on potential career opportunities in constitutional and feminist lawyering
Senior Adv. Indira Jaising Chamber, E-62, Nizamuddin East, New Delhi
Minimum 5-6 weeks. You can apply for a longer period.
Send an application (700-800 words) stating why you want to join the Mentorship Program along with your latest resume to our Program Co-ordinator, Meher Dev at firstname.lastname@example.org