The Constitution of India guarantees its citizens certain fundamental rights and it is through the legislative process of law-making that the state gives these rights meaning. Yet most citizens are either unaware of their rights or do not understand how to enforce them. To bridge this gap, Nyaaya, with the support of Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, is launching the Samvidhaan Fellowship in Karnataka. It is a one-year paid fellowship that will support six grassroots lawyers from Karnataka to close the last-mile gap in accessing justice.
Nyaaya is an open-access digital resource that provides simple, actionable, reliable and accessible legal (SARAL) information to help Indian citizens enforce their rights and access justice delivery mechanisms.
In order to be considered, you must apply AND secure a nomination from a senior lawyer or a grassroots organisation. All the information is available on our website.
For nominators: If you are a senior lawyer or an organisation working on gender rights, child rights and rights of marginalised communities, and wish to nominate highly skilled, competent, sincere and passionate lawyers as Fellows for the Nyaaya Samvidhaan Fellowship, please fill this form: https://forms.gle/w4pwzJMbnxdTvxLh6
For candidates: If you are a lawyer practising in Karnataka for at least two years, are associated with grassroots organisations working on gender rights, child rights and rights of marginalised communities, and are passionate about access to justice, please fill this form: https://forms.gle/FKzzDsMDwaNveec99.
The last date for submission of BOTH forms is August 1, 2022, at 11:59 PM IST
Note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. So, the earlier you apply, the better. We will not consider applications after the deadline.
For any questions or clarifications regarding the Samvidhaan Fellowship, please reach out to Ashwini Obulesh, Programme Coordinator – Nyaaya Kannada at [email protected].
In case you are an interested lawyer but don't have the time to apply for the Fellowship, consider joining our Access to Justice Network by writing to us at [email protected] with the subject line "Access to Justice Network".