Each year the Women's Law & Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers Fellowship positions providing educational and professional development opportunities for attorneys who are dedicated to using their legal talents to advance women's rights.
We offer two types of Fellowships. One is our WLPPFP Fellowship, which is a 12 month work experience, where Fellows from the United States work on women’s legal issues with a public interest organization, a governmental agency, or as a clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown Law. The application for the 2023-2024 fellowship year will be available in August and due in November. Last year’s application is available here if you’d like to see what is required: WLPPFP-Application-2022-2023
The other is our Leadership & Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship, where women’s rights lawyers from Africa earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Georgetown Law focusing on international women’s human rights, and then participate in a post-graduation summer legal internship experience before returning home to continue advancing women’s rights in their own countries. The application for the 2023-2024 fellowship will be available in October and due in January 2023. Last year’s application is available here if you’d like to see what is required: LAWA-Application 2022-2023
Although each Fellowship experience is unique, all of our Fellows learn together about substantive women’s rights issues, explore a multitude of career paths through which they can advocate for women’s equality, and develop their legal skills through seminars, trainings, networking events and other activities provided by WLPPFP.