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Nonprofit leaders can further their careers and causes through Justice Fellowship

February 7, 2017

Woman leading conversation with group of young people

Coaching self-represented litigants, preventing public disasters, developing an intensive program in disability law, and educating students to think critically about civil liberties; these are some of the areas of law that have been explored through The Law Foundation of Ontario’s Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship program.

The call for applications for the Foundation’s Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship for the 2017/2018 or 2018/2019 academic terms is now open.

The fellowship gives nonprofit leaders the unique opportunity to further their careers and their causes through a paid fellowship. It provides a unique professional development opportunity for leaders in the public sector and builds bridges between community and academia, leaving a lasting access to justice legacy for both.

The opportunity is open to senior employees in public interest organizations who are dedicated to advancing access to justice. It allows recognized leaders in the public sector to spend all or part of an academic year at an Ontario university, law school, or college in a legal or justice studies related department (including but not limited to criminology, sociology, social work, political science, and law and society programs). The fellows plan and implement their individual projects, leading activities such as research, teaching, lectures, events, and collaborations. Candidates do not need to have a law degree. The Law Foundation of Ontario provides funding toward the cost of the fellow’s salary and for equipment and other program-related costs the academic host may need.

The deadline for applications is April 29, 2017. For full details of the program criteria and application process, visit the Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship webpage.