Ismail Mahomed Scholarships 2019 - 2020

Call for applications: 2019 – 2020 academic year

The Ismail Mahomed Fellowship for law clerks is a fellowship established in honour of the former Chief Justice Mahomed. It was made possible by a grant funded by a charitable organisation, the Atlantic Philanthropies. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide the opportunity for postgraduate study abroad to a South African lawyer who has served as a law clerk either at the Constitutional Court or the Supreme Court of Appeal. The fellowship is administered by the Constitutional Court Trust. The fellowship covers travel and living expenses.

Details of the fellowship

  •   One fellowship for 2019 – 2020 will be awarded.
  •   It will be tenable at the University of Michigan or any other another university of choice in the USA (with motivation)
  •   Michigan Law School offers a one-year graduate programme leading to an LLM. Degree,  starting in mid-August each year.
  •   The fellowship covers travel expenses as well as living expenses.
  •   The award is subject to the candidate meeting the University’s postgraduate selection criteria and being selected by the University for a Tuition Scholarship.
  •   Applicants must have demonstrated a commitment to human rights and an intention to continue working in the area of human rights.

Application process

The Constitutional Court Trust invites applications for the Fellowship from current and former law clerks at the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal. Applications should include 1-2 page motivational letter explain why you should be awarded the fellowship, detailed curriculum vitae, university transcripts, letters from two referees, and an example of written work such as an essay or research memorandum. The closing date for applications is Friday, 1 October 2018. Applicants must send their applications to Ms Elizabeth Moloto, Private Bag X1, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, 2017 or email Elizabeth Moloto. All enquiries may also be directed to Elizabeth Moloto.