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Fair Trial Fellowship 2018

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-May-2018
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AwardINR 30,000 per month
EligibilityYoung lawyers and social workers
RegionAll India
Scholarship provider contact details

Address: Project 39A
National Law University, Delhi
Sector 14, Dwarka,
New Delhi - 110078
TEL: +91 11 2803 2533


What is Fair Trial Fellowship 2018?

Fair Trial Fellowship 2018 invites applications from young lawyers and social workers. The objective of the fellowship is to provide quality legal representation to undertrial prisoners and ensure that they have access to fair justice.

Who is offering this scholarship ?

The fellowship is being offered by the National Law University, Delhi. The university was established in 2008 under the National Law University Act, 2007 with the objective of imparting comprehensive and interdisciplinary legal education.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Eligibility for young lawyers:

  • Applicant should have a minimum of one year experience of practising at trial court level.
  • Applicant should have registered as a practising advocate (Sanad) with Bar Council of any state.
  • Applicant should possess proficiency in the English and Marathi language. 
  • Applicant should have familiarity with the use of MS-Office, emails and the internet.
  • Applicant should have prior work experience in criminal litigation and/or work with the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) is desirable.

Eligibility for social workers:

  • Applicant must hold a post-graduate qualification in social work (M.A. in Social Work/MSW) or any other Helping Professions/Social Science/Humanities subject or related areas from a Central/Deemed/State-recognised University.
  • Applicant must have a work experience of 1 year.
  • Applicant should be proficient in English and Marathi language. 
  • Applicant should have a familiarity with the use of MS-Office, emails and the internet.
  • Work experience in the criminal justice system is desirable.

How can you apply ?

Applicant should email a copy of his/her CV and a statement of purpose to

Note: The subject of the email must be “Fair Trial Fellowship - Application for Legal Fellowship” or “Fair Trial Fellowship - Application for Social Work Fellowship”.

What are the benefits ?

Fair Trial Fellowship 2018 provides INR 30,000 per month.

What are the selection criteria ?

Candidates will be shortlisted for the first round of selection on the basis of academic qualification, work experience and their statement of purpose. 

What are the important dates ?

Application deadline: 31 May 2018
Start date of fellowship: 1 July 2018

What are the documents required for the Fair Trial Fellowship 2018 ?

  • Updated CV
  • Statement of purpose (max 700 words)

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