• The Legal Aid through Legal Education (LALE) Fellowship provides recent graduates of Law and Political Science and Sharia faculties an opportunity to gain practical experience by working in organizations that provide legal aid in Afghanistan. Beyond gaining valuable work experience and useful skills, fellows are able to expand their professional networks and ease their path into a legal career. The one-year fellowship is supported by The Asia Foundation through the provision of a monthly stipend for the selected fellows. These fellows are distributed across Afghanistan by  The Asia Foundation (TAF) and Afghanistan Legal Aid and Advocates Network (ALAAN) which is made up of governmental and non-governmental organizations that provide legal aid services.

    The 12-month positions are scheduled to start July 1,  2018. The LALE Fellowship provides net 100,00 AFN per month as a stipend. No other benefits or financial assistance will be provided to the fellows.

    The vacancy will be closed for the applications on May 30, 2018. After the due date NO application will be considered.

    Organizations that are participating are:The Legal Aid Department of the Ministry of Justice (LAD), Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA), International Legal Foundation-Afghanistan (ILF-A), Afghanistan Human Rights Organization (AHRO), Medica Afghanistan, Justice for All Organization (JFAO), Women for Afghan Women (WAW), Afghan Women Network (AWN) and Voice of Women Organization (VWO).

    The  LALE Fellowship is available in 34 provinces of the country.

    Please note that not all organizations will be available in all provinces.


    To apply the LALE Fellowship candidates must be recent graduates (last two years) of either the Law and Political Science Faculty or the Sharia Faculty. Current students graduating in  December 2017 and the graduate students of 2016 are  qualify, but must present their diplomas to the employer organization. Each applicant must choose which provinces and which organizations they wish to apply to and are given three choices. Applicants who have participated in extra-curricula programs, especially those who took Pre-Clinic and Legal Writing courses of the Asia Foundation will have an advantage in the selection process. Also, because of the high number of applications, those candidates who choose positions in more remote provinces are more likely to be selected. Positions in locations such as Kabul, Herat, Balkh and Nanharhar provinces, usually have a higher number of applicants.

    Note -  Only for Kabul, Herat, Balkh, Nangarhar and Kapisa provices the students of legal writing and pre-clinic courses that have been provided by the Foundation will be hired as legal fellows. Application for other than above provinces are open to graduates of law and sharia faculties.

    To apply, go to the Apply Now page and carefully follow the directions. Only complete applications will be considered.

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