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Name Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP)
Type Training programmes
Organising institution
Georgetown Law School, United States of America
Frequency Annual
Level postgraduate
Objectives Since 1983, the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) has enabled a diverse group of new public interest lawyers from across the United States to gain invaluable experience advancing women’s rights. Our U.S. Fellows work in Washington, D.C., with a variety of organizations involved in legal and policy issues affecting women, such as domestic violence, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, immigration, education, health care, homelessness, poverty, disability rights, civil rights, HIV/AIDS, and international women’s human rights. The Fellows participate in educational programming such as professional development trainings and seminars on current women’s legal issues organized by WLPPFP, and they may also audit Georgetown University Law Center courses related to women’s issues. Over 175 Fellows have participated in WLPPFP working at over 50 organizations on these crucial women’s rights issues.
Area of expertise women rights
Target group Lawyers
Language English
Country United States of America
Admission requirements Applicants must be graduates of law schools accredited by the American Bar Association, and must show a demonstrated commitment to advancing women's rights throughout their careers.
Scholarship The LAWA Fellowship provides the tuition for the Foundations of American Law and Legal Education Course (a U.S. $2,200 benefit) and for the LL.M. degree (a U.S. $42,065 benefit) at the Georgetown University Law Center, as well as professional development training. Candidates who are admitted to the LAWA Program must be prepared to cover the costs of all additional expenses (such as their visas, travel, housing, utilities, food, clothing, health insurance, books, etc.), and must be able to demonstrate to the U.S. Embassy for visa purposes that they have the funds available to cover those expenses (approximately $25,000). Due to the intensity of the LAWA Program and academic studies, LAWA Fellows are not permitted to work throughout the academic portion of the program.
Homepage www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/centers-institutes/wlppfp/us/index.cfm
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