EducationCall for Application Justice First Fellowship 2023/2024 for UK-based Candidates

Call for Application Justice First Fellowship 2023/2024 for UK-based Candidates

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Call for Application Justice First Fellowship 2023/2024 for UK-based Candidates The Justice First Fellowship invites Young uk Candidates to Apply for Fellowship Program for Academic year 2023-2024.

If you are passionate about using the law to deliver social justice, and you are looking for a fantastic opportunity to complete your training and move on to the next stage in a career advancing access to justice, then the Justice First Fellowship is for you.

The aim is that the Fellowship is a route to a long and rewarding career using law as a tool for social justice, with Fellows going on to become leaders in their field and important advocates for access to justice and the rule of law.

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  • Training: a two year fully funded training period in any UK nation, including any mandatory training to be undertaken to qualify in Scotland, Northern Ireland or England & Wales (e.g. a gratuitous offer of a free place at any BPP campus to complete the Professional Skills Course).
  • Project: Fellows gain practical experience by working on a project in collaboration with a Host organisation. Projects aim to advance access to justice, provide an opportunity to develop wider non-legal skills essential for a career in social justice and give a Host organisation additional capacity to build upon their work and potential sources of further funding.
  • Wider support, development & networking: through attendance at sessions on project development, professional development and wider skills training (e.g. marketing and fundraising), well-being support as well as access to useful networks. Building important relationships and gaining peer support from other fellows, and being part of our JFF alumni network post-qualification as well.


To be eligible, you need to:

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  • Have a relevant qualification:
    • England & Wales: completed and passed (or expect to pass by March 14, 2024) the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or have an UG degree and completed and passed SQE Part 1.
    • Scotland: completed and passed (or expect to pass by 14 March 2024) the Diploma in Legal Practice/Professional Legal Practice (DLP/DPLP).
    • Northern Ireland: graduated with a recognised law degree and will need to receive notification of admission by March 2024 to the Solicitors apprenticeship scheme at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, commencing in September 2024.
  • Have the right to work in the UK.
  • Be willing and able to commit to serving a two-year term as a Fellow commencing in April 2024.
  • Be able to demonstrate a commitment to social welfare law.


Applicants will have the option of selecting two Host organisations they would like to apply to for the 2023/24 Fellow recruitment round. This may be relevant if you get to interview stage but are unsuccessful in the interview for your first choice Host.

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  • Read the job descriptions of Fellowship positions available in current opportunities and select which one you wish to apply to.
  • Complete and submit the online application form. You will receive an automatic submission confirmation to your email address.
  • You will be contacted by The Legal Education Foundation to let you know if you have been shortlisted for interview or not.
  • If shortlisted, you will be contacted by the Host to arrange an interview.
  • Following interviews, you will be contacted by the Host to let you know if you were successful or not.
  • If you are not successful at interview, you may be asked if you wish to interview for training contracts in other Host organisations if any Host has not placed a candidate. This is not guaranteed.

For more information, visit Justice First Fellowship.

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