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 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 in January 2017. The LALE Fellowship provides $300 per month as a stipend. This stipend is taxed and covers the expenses of the fellow during the fellowship. It is not meant to serve as a salary. No other benefits or financial assistance will be provided to the fellows.
The 2017 LALE Fellowship is available in 34 Provinces.
Organizations that are participating are: The Legal Aid Department of the Ministry of Justice, Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA), International Legal Foundation-Afghanistan (ILF-A), Afghanistan Human Rights Organization, Medica Afghanistan, Justice for All Organization (JFAO), Women for Afghan Women (WAW), Da Qanoon Ghushtonky and
Afghan Women Network (AWN).
Please note that not all organizations will be available in all provinces.
To apply to 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 2016 also qualify, but must present their diplomas by January 2017. 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, such as clinical or supplementary courses 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, etc., usually have a higher number of applicants.
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