Applications are still open for this year’s Legal Empowerment Leadership Course. The aim of the course is to cultivate a global cadre of leaders who are committed to legal empowerment, and who share a common understanding of the field, including history, methodology, and evidence.
A faculty of respected practitioners and academics lead course participants in an in-depth exploration of key themes, including the conceptual framework of legal empowerment, community organizing and social movements, and the role of grassroots legal advocates in realizing systemic change. The participatory nature of the course also emphasizes peer-to-peer learning through small group work.
The course will run from December 1st till December 6th and will be held on the campus of the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. The 5th edition of the annual course is a collaboration between the CEU’s School of Public Policy,Open Society Justice Initiative, Namati, and the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights at New York University School of Law.
We invite applications from practitioners, policy makers, donors, and researchers. Scholarships are available to a limited number of applicants on a competitive basis.
In your application you will be asked to submit
• a short problem statement, describing a challenge area or inquiry facing you in your work, or
• a short proposal for research or action that you wish to workshop throughout the course; and
• your CV.